Looking for a way to monitor our ISP speed over time

We don't think we're getting our full internet speed all the time. I can run speed tests like speed test.net but just at specific points in time. Are there any fre programs I can install and let them run a  few nights that will create a log that can tell me the speed we're getting over time
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Is this home or business?  Typically with ISPs is when you purchase lets say 10mb your not actually purchasing a full 10mb connection your purchasing an up to 10mb.  So lets say busy times come around and more people are using bandwith within your district your speed will decrease at varied levels unless you purchase a dedicated line which is much more expensive.
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Axis52401Security AnalystAuthor Commented:
its for a clients business, he wants to know whats hes getting day to day, I know all that but beyond internet speed test i don't know hot to tell what he's getting at any given point. There has to be a way to tell. I just can't find anything. Even if it were a home product I could put on a pc.
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
I would try contacting the ISP for some offer such tools or a webportal to check it.  Will show average speeds and latency spikes etc.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
He does have to know what the agreement says.  Guaranteed bandwidth is very expensive and usually requires something other than a DSL connection like Fiber or T1/T3.  In addition, the 'speed' is between him and his ISP, not an inch further.  Which often makes those 'promises' almost useless because past his ISP, it depends on the connections and network congestion from there to the site he is trying to use.
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