You can test your application data rate with one of the options below.
The FTP download will be a more accurate way to test your line, but you will not have the benefit of a graphical result. At the prompt, save the file to a temporary directory. The best way to observe your average throughput is to use a graphical download meter such as DUMeter, although your browser dialog box will also provide an indication of the data rate being achieved.
Most command line FTP clients give an indication of the transfer rate. Open a command prompt and enter "ftp 188.8.131.52". Log in as user "anonymous" with your email address as password. Then type "bin" to set the binary or image mode and "get" one of the test files.
The test files have been zipped so that you can use the test operation of your unzip program to verify that they have been faithfully transferred.
Note:Your connection must be idle (i.e. nothing else downloading) when performing these tests.