Jeff is having speed issues on the internet with his Linux machine. How can he check for speed? Leo says that Linux has built in utilities just for this purpose. How about something that's cross platform with Windows? Leo says that is a different issue. He can run SpeedTest.net but that will only give him the speed of his internet connection, not his computer.
Jeff should check out TotuSoft. JPerf is one recommended by the Chatroom. Leo isn't sure it will help much beyond Java testing. It also does throughput testing, so that's something to take a look at. Ping and TraceRoute are other options as well. Lastly, JDSU Network Analyzer Fast Ethernet.