Home Internet Connection Stability Testing
March 7, 2006 5:55 AM Subscribe
I have a cable modem at home and it seems that I am having periodic outages. I would like to test my connection to the internet from an exterior source. I want to know exactly how often the connection goes down as well as any degraded traffic. Any suggestions?
posted by wahootim to Technology (5 answers total)
I have spoken with some neighbors and they seem to be having some of the same problems. I figured I could go down one of a couple of routes.
1 - I have a PC at work that I could load an application to automatically connect to my home pc at a regular basis. Hopefully producing a report covering a week or so that would tell how often the connection failed, for how long, and ideally if I had any degraded service. What would that App be?
2 - Use a resource on the web instead of my work PC.
I would love to hear what you have to say.