[Cerowrt-devel] DSLReports Speed Test has latency measurement built-in

Rich Brown richb.hanover at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 20:57:21 EDT 2015


I am delighted to pass along the news that Justin has added latency measurements into the Speed Test at DSLReports.com.

Go to: https://www.dslreports.com/speedtest and click the button for your Internet link. This controls the number of simultaneous connections that get established between your browser and the speedtest server. After you run the test, click the green "Results + Share" button to see detailed info. For the moment, you need to be logged in to see the latency results. There's a "register" link on each page.

The speed test measures latency using websocket pings: Justin says that a zero-latency link can give 1000 Hz - faster than a full HTTP ping. I just ran a test and got 48 msec latency from DSLReports, while ping gstatic.com gave 38-40 msec, so they're pretty fast. 

You can leave feedback on this page - http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r29910594-FYI-for-general-feedback-on-the-new-speedtest - or wait 'til Justin creates a new Bufferbloat topic on the forums.



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