Ubiquiti Launches a Speed Test Network

Ubiquiti Launches a Speed Test Network

Ubiquiti launches the Ubiquiti Speedtest, the first public test network integrated with enterprise network equipment. Ubiquiti Speedtest comprises a network of test servers and built-in speed test capabilities. Reports include uplink/downlink throughput and latency. Sharing the results is easy via email or social media.

Ubiquiti Speedtest provides throughput and latency data

 

Public and Private Test Servers

Ubiquiti Speedtest provides a global network of test servers with growing density. The network consists of Ubiquiti servers and privately hosted servers. Service providers, businesses, and private users can host public or private test endpoints.

By hosting their own test server, service providers will be better able to troubleshoot customers’ connectivity issues. In addition, employees and IT staff will get more accurate results even at higher speeds, and tests may be performed between multiple locations. Service providers also benefit from brand visibility, as the provider name is always visible in the test window and WiFiman app.

 

Setting Up a Test Server is Easy

To set up a test server, you need the following:

  • Linux server or VM: Ubuntu is our recommendation. Required CPU capacity is low. 
  • Stable full duplex 1 Gbps internet connection for public hosting. For rural and limited internet infrastructure areas, slower connections may be acceptable.
  • Static public IP address.
  • Go to https://speed-admin.ui.com/ for easy setup.
  • The Docker image is updated automatically after setup.

For creating your test endpoint, just run the installer on your server. You only need to provide your company name and company webpage address.

 

Multiple Ways to Run Tests

Tests may run over LAN, Wi-Fi, or mobile networks. Ubiquiti Speedtest uses Ubiquiti test endpoints and provides automated and manual test target selection. The automated selection uses a combination of geolocation and latency measurements for determining the best servers. The algorithm may use several parallel endpoints for the best measurement accuracy.

Users may run tests anywhere with a browser at: http://speed.ui.com/ 

By using the UniFi Network Controller, enterprises may run automated scheduled speed tests between their sites. UniFi Controller offers statistics for performance and network capacity.

The Ubiquiti WiFiman app includes embedded speed test capabilities. In addition, WiFiman includes a simple connectivity dashboard for identifying the reason for a connectivity issue. 

WiFiman app provides Speedtest and troubleshooting information

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Blog post by Ubiquiti
Reference: https://blog.ui.com/2019/08/13/ubiquiti-launches-a-speed-test-network/