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Master Geek
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Topic # 84139 25-May-2011 14:10
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Is there an iPad app or a tool in the Router (NetGear DGN3700) somewhere to measure wifi network speed (not internet) of where the currently iPad is? Just that have this new Router and want to ensure that it is in the best location. Thanks




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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 473960 25-May-2011 14:49
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install bmetreme from lp23.com its free pro for 2 weeks

then copy a file from one pc to your pc and watch the speed values in the display window of the tool...

i change it to kb/s rather then kbits.. see the config settings.

you can then use it to monitor all traffic.. best to install wncap comes with the installer above..


if want to exclude lan traffic later and keep track of net speed and downloads go to config and tick ignore LAN traffic option

of course theres other soft does the same...

you can also bring up net status in the tray icon for wifi but that only shows packet per sec this tool makes it easier breaks it down to more human friendly terms :)


theres a lan tray icon add on also for win 7 I like to install.. so brings back some of XPs net functions for wired lan so you can have a icon for wired and wifi at same time in tay of win7.. bmextreme works on all windows too.


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  Reply # 473962 25-May-2011 14:52
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opps you say ipad i read title first lol.. i guess thats mac only soft.. so ignore what I said..
what I said applies to pc unles running virtualised windows then the tools can be used
maybe theres a mac equal out there

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  Reply # 473965 25-May-2011 14:53
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did you try googling I found this blog right off for ipad talking about wifi speed checking
http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/16183-ipad-wifi-router-speed.html



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  Reply # 473973 25-May-2011 15:12
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Thanks and yes had read that forum - nothing there and thought this board might have some ideas!




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  Reply # 473976 25-May-2011 15:21
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again mac soft is always behind the apps can get for pc
but they did say this...

SpeedtestX HD will show you your UL/DL throughput on your iPad.
search itunes for apps perhaps???

well atleast you can afford a ipad.. I wouldnt mind one to play with sometime


SpeedtestX HD whatever that is.. I assume its a app you can get?

can ipad install vmware fusion? or vmplayer.. you could run xp on it then with the bmextreme and then test the speed



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  Reply # 474019 25-May-2011 16:22
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Thanks - tried that app. Think the best can do is just benchmark the wifi at the router and then see the different results around the house.
For all you app developers out there - go do it!
BTW the iPad2 is just brilliant - picked up the laptop to move it to another room this morning - hell those things are HEAVY!!




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  Reply # 474093 25-May-2011 19:15
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have a read of this.. there used to be a app for speedtest.net (web site web users can use to test router speeds on web) and one call wifianalyzer
but apple have banned them.. apparently ipad wireless N is not much better the 11g because of the antenna arrangement so 20mb/s would be about th normal max speed... when N should get up to 65

but have a read of this.. maybe can find a way to get a copy non via itunes?

http://www.avforums.com/forums/ipad-ipad-2/1272388-anyway-check-speed-type-connection-your-wifi-rout...

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  Reply # 474121 25-May-2011 20:05
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  Reply # 474124 25-May-2011 20:08
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Don't worry.... I see you meant something else.

I don't think any one device is the way to go, as you really need multiple devices otherwise you aren't sure which is the limiting factor.

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