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  1. @mudmanc4: Ah, that is clear now. Thanks. Netbios has been off for a rather long time -- years at least. And it wouldn't have even occurred to me to try to use this sort of tool to sort out QOS problems (perhaps just lack of imagination ). But now I at least understand your comment. Much appreciated.
  2. The exchanges with CA3LE focused on the problem I was concerned about, but just to clarify... I didn't say "simultaneously". The procedure I was using was to try to run an automatic (repeated) test on one machine that wasn't doing anything else. When I saw a test completed with a very slow download rate (note that we are talking about a couple of orders of magnitude here), I manually reran the test from another machine (different loading, different hardware, different configuration, even in some cases different operating system) as an informal means of verifying that the lousy results
  3. Thanks very much. And "not messing around" is greatly appreciated. For amusement (perhaps fixed now as well, but the line speed went back up), the initial "express" behavior produced an even more interesting anomaly: once the speed averages came down into the kilobit range, one could click on "automatic" or "1 Mb" and get a message about it not being possible to perform tests outside a predefined range. The user thought something outside that range was being selected, but the system thought otherwise
  4. For those of us who are likely to be making tests from machines with different performance behavior, on different LANs, with different ISPs, etc., it would help in tracking statistics if one could add a short comment to each test as it was recorded in the logs. I'd think that 100, or even 20 or 30, characters would be sufficient. If you were concerned about the content of those comments, make them visible only to (and exportable by) the member who ran the test and created the comment. They are likely to be useful only to those who know what convention they are using anyway. than
  5. Hi. The relatively new "Express" feature -- starting with some typical speed and then working up or down -- is a good idea operationally and statistically but iff the tests on which it is estimated are quite stable. In a situation (like the one I'm tryng to debug) in which speeds are fluctuating wildly (e.g., circa 80% of download readings in the 9-12 mpbs range but the other 20% clustering around 15-20 kbps, working from an average is a disaster. I'm seeing automatic tests starting with 7 MB downloads simply stall with several hours at less than 50%. If there were an effective and
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