Diagnostics for internet connection
March 2, 2012 4:16 PM Subscribe
Help me to remember a website that has an excellent internet connection/protocol tester.
posted by aloiv2 to computers & internet (5 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I seem to have lost my ability to find a great website that tests a whole bundle of connectivity tools including tests for bandwidth, DNS, dropped packets, and a lot of other things that I either don't remember and/or don't understand.
My recollection of it was that it was a page with a .edu domain. Perhaps a college in California? It would give you a breakdown of all of the tests it ran, and explain briefly what they all meant.
If no one knows what I'm talking about, do you have any suggestions for pages that can run connection diagnostics?
I'm working in a theater that has DSL right now, and while the downstream speed is around 5mb, it can take tons of time "waiting" to hear back from webpage servers.
I'm using open DNS, which seems to have helped a little bit, but it's still really slow when there is more than just one person on the connection.