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Internet speed meter - small SBS domain

Running Small Business server 2003 on a HP ML 150 G2 server.  I run a small business.
There are 5 pc’s connected to the domain.
I am considering changing to a different isp.   I want to know my download and upload speeds before I search for a new isp.  I have searched Experts Exchange but all I can find are responses dated in 2006.   Things must have changed since.

Our budget is small.  What inexpensive software would you recommend to measure the internet speed of our computer configuration?

Thank you for your help.
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Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:
Try this or google for "internet speed check"
Ron MalmsteadInformation Services ManagerCommented:
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Virtually all the 'speedtest' software on the internet is based on this Adobe Flash speed test software from Ookla.  http://www.speedtest.net/
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charter has one that is pretty nice but based on ookla engine which is same as speedtest.net


speedtest.net is nicer since it allows you to pick the location of the test server.  remember internet transfer tests vary greatly based on your physical distance from the test server.  you may also want to pay attention to the ping times since network latency contributes to "slow feel" of your isp (ie. when you type in an address in your browser, it takes a little while before it even begins to display anything)
btw, what service level are you currently with on you isp?  dsl / coax / fiber download / upload speeds?
Ron MalmsteadInformation Services ManagerCommented:
If you want a true speed test, using any of these..
You should use laptop or other computer, set the interface configuration to match that of the outside interface of your edge router..plug into the demarc directly, and run it from there.
donpickAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for your prompt answers.  I appreciate your help.
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