By Mauricio Santos
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
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 iOS version from the App Store if you want to perform tests to/from an iOS device. Only Mac OS X and iOS devices are supported at this time.
What's New in Version 2.0
- New icon.
- New test engine for more accurate results.
- Transfer size is selected automatically based on your network.
Requires Speedy Net 2.0 for iOS to test these devices. If you run Speedy Net on iOS please download the free update form the App Store.
This is an adequate app. It does what it claims and the price is right. It would be quite simple to make it extremely useful. I implore the developer to add the obvious features of more data, showing link speed, etc. It would be worth $5 if the developer spent an afternoon adding a couple of features.
People are complaining that they need to buy two copies to make it work on both iOS and OSX. This makes perfect sense since you need only one or the other to use it. If you wanna check the speed of your tether between your iPhone and your iPad you only need the iOS version. If you want to check the speed of the link from your laptop to your desktop you only need the OSX version. If you want to mix and match then you need both.
I really do hope the developer expands on the features, since I would be happy to pay more for a more complete app.
Works As Advertised
I purchased the version for iOS and Mac OS X and they work as advertised. It is definitely a new tool in my toolbox and will be used often. I noticed some of the reviews that were less than favorable seemed to be due to not understanding you needed to install the app on all devices you wanted to test. That was clearly stated in the notes for the app if you selected “More” which I always do. I do agee setting the size of the file transfer would be nice. I seem to remember it used to be an option, wonder why it was removed.
simple but flawed
the good: simple. i found this test useful when i was wondering what bandwidth i could push around my LAN over WiFi links from various locations in my house and also over MOCA.
the bad: i later came to be suspicious of results when i noticed i get different results from A->B vs. from B->A. now i really don’t trust the tool at all as it reports impossible bandwidth numbers between two ethernet-connected machines, repeatedly reporting numbers in the range of 1.5 - 3.5Gbps - that’s clearly impossible over 1Gbps ethernet.