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    Simple web-based speed test

    I'm comparing a couple different hotspots and I would like to perform a speed test on each of them. I know there are lots of speed tests out there but I am looking for one that is web based (not an app) that I can launch while connected to the hotspot that will show the results. Any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Relztrah View Post
    I'm comparing a couple different hotspots and I would like to perform a speed test on each of them. I know there are lots of speed tests out there but I am looking for one that is web based (not an app) that I can launch while connected to the hotspot that will show the results. Any suggestions?
    Really simple:
    http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest/simple

    It does not report upload speed. The tests use 300KB to load the page and 300KB or 6MB to run the test depending on which one you run. The GPRS/3G test using 300KB is not very accurate. The 4G/Wifi test using 6MB is more accurate, but no where near as accurate as the Ookla app. This is my goto if I just want to check to see if it is worth bothering to try to use data. The 300KB test only takes a few seconds.

    More complete:
    http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest

    This one reports download and upload speed. You can configure it for how much data you want to use. 2 download and upload streams and download budget of 10MB is accurate enough for a simple test. If you don't care how much data you use it is more accurate. You have to leave it running on the screenundisturbed to work - switching to a different tab will interrupt it.

    speedof.me is pretty accurate and takes about the same time and amount of data as the Ookla app.

    Ookla also runs a web page speed test: https://www.speedtest.net/

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    The best one I've found is an app. Android FCC Speed Test App.
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    Is there a way to use an app with a hotspot?

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    I just type Speed Test in a new tab window and the top choice uses only 40MB of data , or less on slower connections like my Galaxy Watch 4 internet browser . It's within a couple of Mb of my Ookla app .
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