How to Setup Your Own LAN Speedtest.net Server
While researching how Speedtest.net works I learned that Speedtest.net drops 40% of the results per test to help reduce the impact of TCP slow-start and outlier results. To me this isn’t a real test but just an estimate.
To really understand if speedtest.net’s testing methodology is a good estimate it needs to be tested in the LAN environment to eliminate any WAN/ISP variations between tests.
Ookla, the makers of Speedtest.net, offers a free, easy way to setup your own speedtest.net server using what they call Ookla Speedtest Mini.
Setup instructions are below.
- Download mini.zip
- Unzip it onto your server
- Decide on PHP, ASP.NET, ASP or JSP
- Select which index file to use
- Rename the file to index.html
I followed instructions above and was able to setup a server in a few minutes at WiFiSpeedTest.com
I plan to follow the same process on a local web server and then compare results with a HTTP file download.
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