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Broadband Speed Test and Diagnostics

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

It's fast, free, and provides information on your download and upload speeds, along with system information. Broadband Speed Test and Diagnostics is extremely simple to operate. After installation, you'll find a new option on your Firefox Tool's menu. It provides four quick one-click options that are well-labeled and easy to understand.

The four options are split between Internet and Broadband tests. The first has download and upload tests, which not only show you the speed of your Internet capabilities but also where you fall in the range from slow to fast. For Broadband, you can run a short diagnostic test that reports if select elements pass or fail. It also checks your browser's home page to test if it's responding. You don't need any special skills to understand the simply presented results. The Show Configuration button relays basic information about your IP address, Ethernet adapters, and Windows IP data.

While this information isn't exhaustive, Broadband Speed Test and Diagnostics is a free add-on that accurately reports your Internet connection speed and system configuration. It's recommended for users at any level of experience.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.2.5

General

Release September 1, 2011
Date Added November 3, 2008
Version 1.2.5

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista, Firefox 1.5 - 2.0.0

Popularity

Total Downloads 29,822
Downloads Last Week 3
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Developer's Description

The extension can perform speedtest of broadband connections and basic network diagnostics. This extension adds an item called 'Broadband Speed Test and Diagnostics' to the Tools Menu in FireFox. It performs the following tasks: Display your public IP address and your public domain name and perform download and upload speed tests. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.