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    How to see my modem dialup connection speed?


    i need to know where or how i can see the connection speed where my modem is conected to my isp using wvdial ???
    in the shell when i start to connect using wvdial it doesn't show any information about this. and i need to compare the quality of the speed of various modems to see which is better in connection getting connected to my isp

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    Will something like this work for you? You'll need Flash Player installed.
    Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test
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    hmmm seems to be fine, but for my slow dialup connection very heavy to load flash (if it load)
    there is not a more practical solution? some command or something else? i just want to see at how much KB is the dialup internet conection as it can be viewed on windows from the properties of the conection...

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    You could try this one, which isn't java and is specifically for modems. It just downloads a small file and times it.
    Modem Speed Test Page

    You could always use the Ping command from the command line.
    Code:
    ping -c3 google.com
    This will ping Google 3 times and exit.
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    OK but... isn't here on linux something that show me my dialup connection speed ??? something without web based tests? must exist something doesn't it?

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    Honestly, I haven't used dial up for so long that I basically do not know if there is something you can use or not. Hopefully someone who knows will chime in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Honestly, I haven't used dial up for so long that I basically do not know if there is something you can use or not. Hopefully someone who knows will chime in.
    Conky should be able to monitor I THINK. Not sure as I don't use dial up either.

    HOW TO: Get Conky to show network output only on the active interface (scriptless) - Ubuntu Forums

    Another route maybe is use Synaptic to download screenlets - one of which is called Sysmonitor. Sysmonitor can be configured to display download and upload speeds on the desktop plus a few other things if you're interested.
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