Clock your connection speed By Mark Sweeney, PC Magazine. Is your ISP delivering on its promises of fast Internet connectivity? Use NetPerSec to call its bluff. How fast is your Internet connection, really? Providers of the various types of connections promise different communication speeds, but are you actually getting what you've been promised? Depending on network traffic, actual speeds can be slower. Cable modems are fast-as long as not too many of your neighbors are sharing the line-but can slow considerably with a heavy load. How do you know if you should switch to DSL? A new utility, NetPerSec, lets you check your connection speed in real time. NetPerSec monitors all TCP/IP activity to and from the Internet or other networks, and graphs the communication speed. The utility's dynamic tray icon can show send and receive activity with a bar graph or a histogram. For a detailed report, you can open the program's main window to view current and average send and receive speeds in a configurable, graphical display. You can adjust the sampling rate and the amount of data used to compute the average.
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|System Requirements||Windows NT 4 SP 6 Windows 2003 SP 1 Windows XP AMD 64-bit Windows XP 64-bit SP 1 Windows NT 4 SP 2 Windows 2000 SP 1 Windows 2003 64-bit Windows 2003 AMD 64-bit Windows XP 64-bit SP 2 Windows NT 4 SP 3 Windows 2000 SP 2 Windows Server 2003 x64 R2 Windows 2000 Windows 2003 64-bit SP 1 Windows Vista AMD 64-bit Windows XP Itanium 64-bit Windows NT 4 SP 4 Windows 2000 SP 3 Windows NT 4 Windows XP 32-bit Windows XP SP 1 Windows Server 2003 x86 R2 Windows ME Windows 2003 Itanium 64-bit Windows NT 4 SP 5 Windows 2000 SP 4 Windows Vista 32-bit Windows XP 64-bit Windows NT 4 SP 1 Windows Server 2008 x64 Windows NT 3 Windows Server 2008 x86 Windows XP Windows Server 2008 Windows 2003 Windows Vista Itanium 64-bit Windows XP Itanium 64-bit SP 1 Windows 2003 32-bit Windows XP Itanium 64-bit SP 2 Windows XP SP 2 Windows 95 Windows 98 Windows Vista Windows NT Windows 2003 Itanium 64-bit SP 1 Windows XP Pro|