Configuring Speedtest

For general information about Netrounds' Speedtest function and its presentation, see this page.

Configuration of Speedtest is done under Account > Speedtest. The following settings are available:

General tab

  • Category: Label displayed in the Category drop-down box on the Apps > Speedtest page. You can change from "Category" to, for example, "Location", "Access type", or "Broadband service". You can then edit threshold values for each category/location/access type or whatever you configure on the Categories tab. If no alternative category selections have been specified on the Categories tab, no selection will be shown to the user on the public page.
  • Port: TCP destination port used by the web browser towards the Netrounds Speedtest Test Agent. The default port is 5050.
  • Length: Length of the downstream and upstream tests in seconds. The default length is 10 s in each direction.
  • Max parallel tests: The maximum number of parallel Speedtest tests that can be running towards a server. The default is 1. This limit prevents the Test Agent from being overloaded with too many tests at the same time so that low throughput values are obtained. After the maximum number of tests is reached, the server will not accept a new test until some currently running test has finished, and a message will notify the user of this.
  • TCP sessions: The numbers of parallel TCP sessions used to measure download and upload rates. The default value is 8 sessions.
  • Allow public report: Check this to allow users to download a PDF report on the test once it has finished.
  • Allow social sharing: Check this to allow users to share test results to social networks.
  • Show shared Test Agents: Allow Test Agents shared to this account to be used for tests. If this setting is disabled, shared Test Agents will be hidden when you start a new Speedtest.
  • Show full description: Check this to allow users to see the four test steps and how they work on the public Speedtest page. If this option is left unchecked, users will not see this information.
  • IP access filter: Limits the access to the Speedtest service for a specific address range. The access filter is a comma-separated string of IP addresses or address ranges. Example: "192.168.1.10-192.168.1.50, 192.168.1.75". This filter is typically used to make sure that tests are not being run towards your Test Agent by other customers/users not residing within your network.
  • Language: Select the user interface language for Speedtest.

Categories tab

When users perform a test, they can select a category for it.

For example, you can specify "Internet service" as category, and on the Categories tab you can specify "DSL 2 Mbit/s", "FTTH 100 Mbit/s", etc. The users can then easily select what type of Internet service they are using when they run their test. All tests that have been made for "DSL 2 Mbit/s" will then be easily to overview by your support technicians after logging in to Netrounds.

Categories can have different fail thresholds for throughput, loss and delay. If no category is selected by the user, the default one will be applied.

Logo tab

Upload your logo for the speed test page that is seen by your users.

Supported image formats are JPEG, PNG, and GIF. The maximum image size is 400 x 200 pixels, and the maximum image file size is 100 kB.

Social logo tab

Upload your logo for display when sharing results to social networks.

To ensure that the image is displayed correctly it needs to be 250 x 250 pixels, in PNG format, and less than 100 kB. Note that social networks might cache old images, and changes will take some time to appear.

Naming Test Agent interfaces taking part in Speedtest

By default, Test Agent interfaces will be displayed on the public Speedtest page in the format <Test Agent name>:<interface name>, for example, "MyTestAgent:eth0". If you want to the interface to appear under a custom name, go to the Test Agent settings, click the interface, and enter the desired name in the Description field for that interface:

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This name will from now appear under Server on the public Speedtest page:

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Hiding Test Agent interfaces used in Speedtest

It may happen that you don't want to display all Test Agent interfaces that are busy with Speedtest on the public Speedtest page. To hide an interface, go to the Test Agent settings, click the interface, and add the text "[bbq:hidden]" in the Description field for that interface. See the example below, where the interface home1:eth0 will not show up under Server on the public Speedtest page:

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