[thelist] network/performance diagnostic procedures

Gersten, John JGERSTEN at lchb.com
Thu Feb 11 13:55:12 CST 2010

Not sure if this is entirely on-point, but yesterday Lifehacker had an
article about general pc troubleshooting with a free program called
"Look in my PC". The article is here:

I have not tried this yet, but the author of the post is quite
enthusiastic about the app.

I've had success in the past troubleshooting with another free
diagnostic program, BelArc Advisor, which can be found here:

Again, these are not network-issue specific, but could nevertheless shed
light on possible problems.



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> Subject: [thelist] network/performance diagnostic procedures
> 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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