WLAN tester

Wanderer wanderer at dialup4less.com
Mon Jan 28 23:33:06 CET 2013


On Monday, January 28, 2013 12:32:50 PM UTC-5, Rob Day wrote:
> On 28 January 2013 17:07, Wanderer wrote:
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> > Yes. I noticed this variability. I've been using the Totusoft Lan_Speedtest.exe to test some modules. I've tested through the wifi to our intranet and saw variations I believe do to network traffic. I also tried peer to peer and the write time actual got worse. I don't know if it has do to with the firewall or the hard drive speed or just Windows giving this process low priority. I also saw drop outs. So figuring out the metric for pass/fail will be interesting. I'll check into setting an ftp for this test.
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> Why involve a protocol at all? I'd just create a socket
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> (http://docs.python.org/3.3/library/socket.html) and measure how long,
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> on average, it took to write a given number of arbitrary bytes (e.g.
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> "This is a string" repeated a million times) to it and then read a
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> given number of bytes back. That would be a relatively consistent
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> metric, whereas if you try using FTP you'll run into issues, as
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> already noted, where disk read/write speed and details of your FTP
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> server implementation like compression or multiple network connections
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> affect the result significantly.
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> --
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> Robert K. Day
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>

Thanks, I'll check out sockets. That's probably what I needed to search for instead WLAN and Wi-Fi.



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