I'm intersted in buying the MaxMtu utility but I have a question. How do I figure out what my download speed is. Before I make the purchase I want to know if I am downloading quickly enough already. I thank you in advance.
With netscape you can see transfer speed sometime in the bottom of screen it can be like 3kb/sec. Or you can see download speed if you download some programs in internet.
I live in estonia and my connection speed is low only 2kb/sec. When you have modem like 56kbps then speed may be 5kb/sec or more.
Ray - there are several free programs that will do the same thing for you if you'd like to give them a try before you spend your hard earned dollars.
I've tried three of those programs but they don't seem to help me at all. In fact, they seem to slow my downloads, so I've decided to stay clear of them.
Anyway, you can find some free ones at:
Good luck - hope it makes your connection speeds fly
If your using WIN95 or 98 launch system monitor, choose Edit from the menubar and click on Add item... Select Dial-Up Adapter from the category section, and Bytes Received/Second from the Item section.
If system monitor isn't installed on your machine already, you can add it off of the CD.
Hold off on buying that utility program! Hop on over to: http://www.regedit.com navigate your way to the Performance section then to the Network and Internet settings. There you'll find how to optimize MaxMTU and MaxMSS settings. There'll be other interesting and useful stuff.
Now go over to http://www.hms.com/ispeed.htm download the recent version of iSpeed and use that to set your MaxMTU and other settings.
But first start System Monitor from Start/Programs/Accessories/SystemTools.
Click Edit/AddItem. Highlight Dial-Up Adapter on the left and select Connection Speed and Bytes Receieved/Second from the right (hold the Ctrl key down while selecting these choices to highlight more then one seletion) and click OK. Highlight File System and add Bytes read/second. [This helps to check when files are being read out of the Internet Temp Files dicrectory.] Click View from the menu and checkmark Numeric Charts. Resize and move the System Monitor window so it's out of the way and can be viewed easily next to your internet browser. Now when you go online you can start System Monitor and check your connection rate, download speed and monitor how much data is being read from the Temp file.
Now, if you find that System Monitor is not whrer it should be, install it using Control Panel's /AddRemovePrograms/WindowsSetUp/SystemTools and check the box for System Monitor to install the application. Don't mark or unmark any other check boxes because you'll add or delete those programs unnecessarily.
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