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How to find out internet connection speed ?

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I recently visited a site
http://us.mcafee.com/root/speedometer/default.asp
which find out the connection speed .
Can any body explain how(logic) to do it ?
Can i do that using php ?
Please help .
Thank You .

Jul 17 '05 #1
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One quick glance of an experienced eye allowed to understand the blurred
and almost unreadable m0********@yahoo.com's handwriting:
I recently visited a site
http://us.mcafee.com/root/speedometer/default.asp
which find out the connection speed .
Can any body explain how(logic) to do it ?
Can i do that using php ?
Please help .
Thank You .


Have you actually performed the test? Because if so, you would get
redirected to:
http://us.mcafee.com/root/speedometer/test_0150.asp
and there you could read:

"2. How did you calculate my Internet connection speed?
Your Internet connection speed was calculated with 1 or 2 tests,
depending on how fast your computer received the first file.
We performed the first test by sending a 150KB file to your computer and
recording the amount of time it took for your computer to receive it.
If it took your computer 1.0 seconds or longer to receive the file, then
the first test calculation provided your final result.
If your computer took less than 1.0 seconds to receive the file, then we
performed the second test. Based on the first test calculation, you were
redirected to another Web page with either 600KB, 1.5MB or 3.0MB of
data. The time it took for your computer to download that Web page was
then recorded."

Cheers
Mike
Jul 17 '05 #2

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Thanks .How to write code that will perform that in php ? what function
can I use ?

Jul 17 '05 #3

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