By Mauricio Santos
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Utility designed to easily test and measure the performance of your home or office network. Speedy Net allows you to:
- Detect reachability problems between devices.
- Test transfer speeds between devices.
- Calculate latency times.
The app is designed to analyze your local network performance, not your Internet speed.
Important: Speedy Net needs to be installed and running on all the devices you wish to test. Download the latest Mac version from the App Store if you want to perform tests to/from a Mac device. Only Mac OS X and iOS devices are supported at this time.
What's New in Version 2.0
- New flat design.
- New test engine for more accurate results.
- Transfer size is selected automatically based on your network.
Requires Speedy Net 2.0 for OSX to test Mac devices. If you run Speedy Net on Mac please download the free update form the App Store.
I am having some video cameras installed and wanted to optimize my ethernet network. Using this app I found a bad cable and also found that my airport extreme base station, only two years old, had basically going on the fritz. Although it seems to be working properly it had a bad ethernet port. When plugged in, both wired ethernet and Wi-Fi would slow down dramatically. Speedy Net let me see that this problem was reproducible. I replaced it with a new AirPort Extreme and then now getting excellent speed on both Wi-Fi and ethernet.
One thing to know is that if you have a wired ethernet network the way I have, but also want to test your Wi-Fi network speed, you have to buy both the iOS App Store version for your Wi-Fi device, iPhone or iPad, and also buy the OSX App Store version for your desktop computer. Some might gripe that a total expenditure of three dollars is too much, but this tool really proved it's worth to me. Highly recommended!
Basic but easy for programmer to upgrade
The app reported my network speed and latency. A 2007 and a 2011 MacBook Pro connected to an airport base station all radios off ethernet only reports network speed of 620 Mbps latency 0.5 ms. I would like to post a table of results of doing the various tasks, but, there doesn't seem to be away for the tests to be saved to make a table of results.
Using Wi-Fi, an iPhone 5 to an iPad 3 reported a network speed of 24 Mbps and latency of 3 ms.
Using Wi-Fi, iPad 3 to 2011 MacBook Pro reported 24 Mbps and latency of 2.5 ms.
I bought both the iOS version and the Mac App Store version
Great LAN tester
***Important note: You have to install this app on all devices you want to test. A lot of the negative reviews here are based on situations where they only had it on one device.
For me this app works wonders.