[thelist] network/performance diagnostic procedures

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Thu Feb 11 12:28:02 CST 2010

What are some of the common things regular human being (not network 
officianatos) can do to troubleshoot download speed issues to identify 
probable source or root cause?

Check PC and local router, reboot if necessary
Ping or check a website on a different route, google or yahoo for example
Ping or check other websites hosted by the same provider
Run a broadband speedtest utility

 From a unix prompt, traceroute?  What would one be looking for?
Anything else from unix prompt?

 From cPanel?
If you have SSH access to log into the server, what network or 
performance checking commands?

-Thx, Bob

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