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Apple mac OSX Automatic Broadband Speed Tester at specified intervals ?

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Apple mac OSX Automatic Broadband Speed Tester at specified intervals ?

Apple mac OSX Automatic Broadband Speed Tester at specified intervals ?
Is there such a beast (free), I've Googled and got nowhere.
Rather than keep clicking on Speedtest.net at intervals during the day & night, is there a mac app that will do this for me, say every 4 hours, in the background, purely out of interest ?
I'm not up to writing an applescript to do this.

Something like  http://testmy.net/auto ;   , which give inaccurate results for me, and appears to reset the  connection each time, according to the blurb.
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Re: Apple mac OSX Automatic Broadband Speed Tester at specified intervals ?

I have to ask this - WHY BOTHER  Roll eyes
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Re: Apple mac OSX Automatic Broadband Speed Tester at specified intervals ?

I like to monitor my speeds !
Especially now there is no need to monitor my usage......
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Re: Apple mac OSX Automatic Broadband Speed Tester at specified intervals ?

You could try signing up for Samknows: http://www.samknows.com/broadband/signup, it's free if you're accepted and platform independent.
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Re: Apple mac OSX Automatic Broadband Speed Tester at specified intervals ?

Looks interesting, I'll give it a go.
However, it looks like I cannot connect via wi-fi, which would be a problem for me.
Does the Whitebox provide a wireless network?
No. In the European project, the Whitebox does not provide a wireless network.
The wireless capabilities of the device are used purely to passively monitor nearby wireless networks for traffic, ensuring that no tests are run when the line is active.


Perhaps I can monitor the line with the Whitebox via Ethernet, and still connect via Wi-fi to my PN Router.

Let's see what happens now I've registered.


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Re: Apple mac OSX Automatic Broadband Speed Tester at specified intervals ?

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The Whitebox operates as an Ethernet bridge, co-existing with an existing modem/router. All wired devices should connect through the Whitebox. Wireless devices should continue to connect to their existing router:

Hope that helps.
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Re: Apple mac OSX Automatic Broadband Speed Tester at specified intervals ?

Thanks,  I missed that bit !
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Re: Apple mac OSX Automatic Broadband Speed Tester at specified intervals ?

You may be able to use Automator to do it or use the Firefox plugin Selenium. I've used both in the past to do similar stuff (although found Selenium easier to use, maybe because it just automates clicking/typing in Firefox).
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Re: Apple mac OSX Automatic Broadband Speed Tester at specified intervals ?

I've found BBSpeedmapper for Firefox, will give it a try.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/5812121/?src=api
Updated today !
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Re: Apple mac OSX Automatic Broadband Speed Tester at specified intervals ?

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You could try signing up for Samknows: http://www.samknows.com/broadband/signup, it's free if you're accepted and platform independent.

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Looks interesting, I'll give it a go.
Let's see what happens now I've registered.


I've been accepted, monitoring equipment expected in the next 14 days.
Thanks for the suggestion.


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Re: Apple mac OSX Automatic Broadband Speed Tester at specified intervals ?

I've had a SamKnows box for a couple of years now and it's very good for monitoring your line.

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Re: Apple mac OSX Automatic Broadband Speed Tester at specified intervals ?

My SamKnows Whitebox arrived today.
Very easy to install.
Some display problems on dashboard webpage, any of 4 browsers, possibly because I am using Apple iMac running Mountain Lion OSX 10.8.2
I cannot move widgets, and any I add disappear after log-out, or page reload.
SamKnow query raised.
Anyway, here are my first results, after a couple of hours, pretty much as per speedtest....

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Re: Apple mac OSX Automatic Broadband Speed Tester at specified intervals ?

my SamKnows box came today too Smiley
Unfortunately it doesn't support 5GHz networks so if the tests run while I'm using my iPad they'll be inaccurate.
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Re: Apple mac OSX Automatic Broadband Speed Tester at specified intervals ?

How do you go about getting one of these then? All I can see is 'How to buy'?
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Re: Apple mac OSX Automatic Broadband Speed Tester at specified intervals ?

Try https://www.samknows.eu/
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