Tracking unattended WiFi speed?


Awalt

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HI all, I was wondering - is there a way I can set up my Mom's PC so that periodically, 2-3 times a day, it can log her download WiFi speed, comparable to Ookla's speedtest, so I can see the results later? Her service its changing, and I want to track how it's doing, and she lives more distant from me so I don't get there too often. I do have remote software access, but if I just ran something through it, of course the speeds will be much slower since I am connected at the moment.

Thanks for your ideas!
 

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Thanks for the recommendation @torchwood. I read the info, one question I have - is a tool like NetTraffic actually doing downloads constantly? How does it get that speed without compromising the download capacity of the computer or going excessively high in downloaded data per month?
 

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wimorrison

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NetTraffic is only showing how much data you are sending/receiving at each data measurement point. It doesn't show the size of the pipe that you have.

Speedtest.net, Fast.com, etc download and upload a data file from their servers and from the length of time it takes you have an approximation of the available bandwidth.
 

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