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Windows 7: can we capture the router download and upload speed as shown in router

16 Mar 2018   #1
jraju

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
can we capture the router download and upload speed as shown in router

Hi, I am having two details, capable and actual download and upload speed in meba bytes in my router dlink 2730 u model.
Can i capture this actual download and upload speed details in the desktop, so that i need not log in to the router every time to check or to go to speed showing websites .
Is there any trick or any computer application to show the same.
Please experts.
It should just capture the actual speed? or it is not possible without pinging or going to websites to test.


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16 Mar 2018   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

If you want to get the actual download and upload speed, you need to test these speeds by going to a testing website. For example, you could go to www.speedtest.net. It will tell you the actual speeds.

There is no way to get this information without actually running a test on the internet.
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16 Mar 2018   #3
jraju

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

please elaborate. Because the speed fluctuate, which I want to constantly monitor .
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16 Mar 2018   #4
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

If the speed is fluctuating, then that could be caused by any of the components that are between your computer and the computer at the other end of the line, that is, the computer that is being used to test your speed. You have no control over that. But in fact that is the way things are in the real world -- computers go down and up, heavy network traffic is sometimes on the line, slowing down your communication, etc.

The only thing you can do is note the slowest speed, the fastest speed, the average speed, and the speed that you most often achieve. You could also note the speed at different times of the day, or on different days in the week. This information will probably be useful to you in understanding why things are sometimes slow, and in predicting the best (i.e. the fastest) times for getting on the internet.

In your original post, you asked about the capable download and upload speeds. This is the speed you achieve in a laboratory, when all factors are controlled. That is not representative of the real world; the only thing it tells you is what is the very best speed you can achieve when all conditions are perfect.

If you have the option of choosing a different internet service provider, you may find that one gives you a higher speed than the other one. Or maybe they both give the same speed.

If your speed is consistently slow, then perhaps your network is not configured properly, or perhaps one of your networking devices or cables is bad. Checking the actual speed will give you this kind of information.

Good luck.
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16 Mar 2018   #5
jraju

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Excellent answer . But I need elaborate reply on why router actual speeds cannot be captured
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16 Mar 2018   #6
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

I don't know the answer to that question.
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16 Mar 2018   #7
jraju

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I come across some network gadgets in rainmeter,but they only show when actual download or upload takes place probably in bytes per second. Can this be made to show in megabytes as in router page. When gadgets could capture the download and upload speed.
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16 Mar 2018   #8
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Sorry, I'm not familiar with Rainmeter.
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16 Mar 2018   #9
jraju

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

That's example gadget
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17 Mar 2018   #10
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Bytes per second or Megabytes per second is irrelevant, the "Per second" part, (or Hour or nano Second), is integral to the measurement of speed. You can use maths to convert one measurement value to another but it will only apply if there is something to measure

You can only measure speed of transfer in real time as to do this you need a transfer in progress to measure. Without a live transfer in process there is no speed to measure, what you can de is state that tests or historical data have shown that the system involved is potentially capable of transferring data at a certain speed The ISP controls this figure to an extent by limiting the maximum achievable, eg. Upto 100 Mbits per second ( approx 12.5 MB/Sec) megabytes is a measure of quantity not speed.

Any attempt to monitor constant speeds is self defeating, as you need to introduce a download and upload to obtain something to measure, indeed to truly measure available bandwidth capability you will need to use 100% of the bandwidth which would leave nothing to actually do any work
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