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When I'm connected through Windows, I can easily see what speed the modem is connected at by moving the mouse over the little dial-up networking icon. (Yes, I know it's not representative of very much). How can I find that speed when I'm dialed in under Linux?
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by:garisoain
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better, you can know the speed you're actually getting...

-kppp dial program includes a througput graphic on "details"
-gkrellm is a program to monitor most of your system resources thru charts, including pppd ( i recommend this )

Hope this helps...
-garisoain


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by:Nazrax
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I don't want throughput - I can find that easily enough. I want to see what speed my modem thinks it's connecting at.
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by:paulqna
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Please read the "statserial" man page.

And (I know this is not what you've asked for) this is nice as well...:
http://home.cfl.rr.com/eaa/Bandwidth.htm
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dkloes earned 60 total points
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Here is one way if you are using Gnome, then:
Footprint --> Internet --> Dialup Configuration Tool

If you configure this with the phone number, login name, and password using the Edit option, the Debug option will present a window with modem connection information including the baud rate it is connecting at.
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