Broadband Speed Test

Broadband Speed Test

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 41 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    347,343
  • Date Added:
    May 30, 2006
  • File Size:
    136.95KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    436
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP

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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 41 votes

    • 5 star 13
    • 4 star 17
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 41 votes

    • 5 star 13
    • 4 star 17
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 5
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2 stars

"Holy virus and bloatware hell!!!!"

March 11, 2014  |  By russlsmith

 |  Version: Broadband Speed Test 1.3

Pros

The actual program looks like it might work, but wading through a 'crap hitting the fan' problem to know for sure.

Cons

1. Will install a josey virus in your system32 windows directory. 2. Will install an unwanted and unsecure gadget on your desktop and taskbar. 3. Will hijack your browser.

Summary

Hey CNET, it was a good long ride for so many years I've lost count...but it's over.

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1 stars

"Test results are all over the map"

March 14, 2012  |  By heavydude

 |  Version: Broadband Speed Test 1.3

Pros

Easy to use but that's about it.

Cons

Totally unreliable and inconsistent.

Summary

I have cable internet. I opened the program, ran the test, and got 9.71 mps. Thought that was low so I ran it again and got 13.72 mps.
Over the next couple of minutes ran it several times and got readings of 19.14, 17.60, 19.47, 22.41.

It seems as long as I keep the program open I get higher readings after the first low reading.

But when I close the program and reopen it I get a reading of under 10 mps and subsequent readings range from low teens to low twenties.

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4 stars

"Small, quick, easy to use!"

January 05, 2012  |  By The_Vanguardian

 |  Version: Broadband Speed Test 1.3

Pros

Small download, few buttons so you can't get lost. Simply does what it needs to.

Cons

The Ask Expert button goes to a website that isn't working, but that's somewhat expected on a program that's 5 years old.

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3 stars

"Does what it says tests your broadband speeds"

October 15, 2011  |  By grahampalmer1

 |  Version: Broadband Speed Test 1.3

Pros

Simple to use and returns clear results.

Cons

When unzipped creates a file called InstantHelp which is confusing. You can create a shortcut for the desktop but why isn't one included. As with many of these speed test software 'how accurate are the results'. This one seems to give conservative results ie a bit on the low side compared to others.

Summary

If you want an easy to use speed test to put on your desktop you could do a lot worse. I use it to give me quick results but if it shows slow speeds I then check these with another speed tester.

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1 stars

"I scored 4121. I have no idea what that means!"

June 12, 2011  |  By bobber135

 |  Version: Broadband Speed Test 1.3

Pros

I have no pros to list!

Cons

Cons are that I wasn't told whether my rating was good or bad!

Summary

It was fast at giving the calculation. I just didn't know what it meant. There were no recommendations one way or the other, either!

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5 stars

"Easy and Quick"

February 13, 2011  |  By shadwwzar

 |  Version: Broadband Speed Test 1.3

Pros

A no brainer.

Cons

No complaints.

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1 stars

"will not download"

February 08, 2011  |  By Hamil

 |  Version: Broadband Speed Test 1.3

Pros

none really

Cons

none really

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3 stars

"Does the basics well."

January 06, 2011  |  By geodesy

 |  Version: Broadband Speed Test 1.3

Pros

Does the simple speed tests simply.

Cons

too simple and clunky. Not much even for free.

Summary

Just the basic facts.

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4 stars

"quite good"

December 20, 2010  |  By samy601

 |  Version: Broadband Speed Test 1.3

Pros

very neat and accurate

Cons

nothing to say

Summary

i have nothing special to say

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4 stars

"Does what it says."

December 06, 2010  |  By houndtech

 |  Version: Broadband Speed Test 1.3

Pros

Ran scans quickly with no problems. During first boot I was able to select what I wanted to open files with. I set it Firefox and it just opened my results in a tab for me.

Cons

None that I've found.

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General
Publisher DSL Speed Test
Publisher web site http://dsl-speedtest.us
Release Date May 30, 2006
Date Added May 30, 2006
Version 1.3
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Network Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 136.95KB
File Name speedtestv13.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 347,343
Downloads Last Week 436
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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