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How can I obtain the speed of a network connection to a pc on a LAN?.

ie PC1, PC2, PC3 all in the same workgroup running Win98. How effective is the network connection between PC1 + PC3 ?.

Can this be done, and if so how?

Delphi5 Prof

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Dark King? I have a proposed comment but no text from you?
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by:johnstoned
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A quick easy way would be to write a program to

1. start a timer
2. copy a large file between the computers
3. stop the timer.

Get the timer to increment a global variable every time it fires.

By adjusting the delay time on the timer and multiplying it by your count, you can get a good idea of the comparative speed of your network from time to time.
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by:johnstoned
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A quick easy way would be to write a program to

1. start a timer
2. copy a large file between the computers
3. stop the timer.

Get the timer to increment a global variable every time it fires.

By adjusting the delay time on the timer and multiplying it by your count, you can get a good idea of the comparative speed of your network from time to time.
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johnstoned changed the proposed answer to a comment
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by:inthe
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Hi
if your exe is running on pc1 you could just ping pc3 to get the speed.
if i remember correct the f.piette ping
component has example showing how to use it.
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certainly take a look at the ping comp here :

http://www.hoerstemeier.com/files/icmp03.zip

contains TPing and TTraceroute..
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Cheers guys...
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