Does its job, but makes Firefox weird Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I have been using Bandwidth Meter for no less than seven years by now. I would add it to Firefox on every computer I got, either with GNU/Linux or Windows NT. For the latter, it has appeared a specific version called "Broadband Speed Test and Diagnostics", so I would use it.
All these years, both have been supplying accurate information on the net link quality. But in the recent years, both have been also supplying and undesired side-effect: whenever Firefox is browsing an address and the server is not found, instead of the "Server not found" screen an ugly yellow screen is shown, reading "XML Parsing error: mismatched tag". Today I got fed up with this and eliminated this add-on on my computers - and I got the "Server not found" screen back. I will probably install these add-ons back in the future - but only when I need them. This ugly screen is weird - it makes you think there's something broken in Firefox.

Still broken, but is usable! Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Not working on Firefox 4 !
DOES NOT WORK ON FIREFOX 5- Please help :-)
Not available for Firefox 10.0.2

I had the same problem during the span of several upgrades to new versions of Firefox; however, now that I have crept up to version 10.0.2, yes 10.0.2!, I found that the 'Menu Bar\Tools\Broadband Speed Test and Diagnostics' option from before the modernised [US: 'modernized'], Chrome-copy-cat, style will open the pop-up control panel as normal. The pretty new orange 'Firefox' button in the new modernised [US: 'modernized'], Chrome-copy-cat, style seems not to provide access to a modern, Chrome-copy-cat, alternative to the old-fashioned 'Menu Bar\Tools\Broadband Speed Test and Diagnostics' option!

The Upload and Download tests, and the 'Show Configuration' function, operated as normal in 10.0.2 [Used once so far]. However, the 'Diagnostic Test' has never worked for me as my Internet service passes through [US: 'thru' ! ;p] a USB modem, not the 'normal' landline connections.

I have found the add-on to be too quick to cut in when a website/server is slow in responding to Firefox's attempts to download a web page, and, in 10.0.2, the add-on is still unable to open the [in-browser] diagnostic page correctly. [The red, black, and grey/gray, image at the right hand side of the three images towards the top of this page. (.../thumbs/21/21819.png)]

Fast, very fast Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's worked great for me on FF3, 4, 6 and IE7 and 9. Not the most accurate but the fastest.

DOES NOT WORK ON FIREFOX 5 Rated 1 out of 5 stars

DOES NOT WORK ON FIREFOX 5 - Please help :-)

FIREFOX 4 VERSION ? Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Not working on Firefox 4 ! Any trick to use it or any other addon doing the same job ?

Thanks..

Errors out in FF4 Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I've used this addon for quite a while but ever since I upgraded to FF4 I get the following error:

XML Parsing Error: undefined entity
Location: jar:jar:file:///C:/Users/Pat/AppData/Roaming/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/svz457or.default/extensions/speedtest@gotomyhelp.com.xpi!/chrome/speedtest.jar!/content/netError.xhtml
Line Number 392, Column 33: <div id="ed_netOffline">&netOffline.longDesc;</div>
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Sadly, I'll have to get rid of it now that it's useless to me.

LJ

It does work Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Regarding the previous comments about the math calculation. 768 kilobytes per sec = 6 Mbps which is close to his subscribed rate.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A useful & easy-to-use plugin. A 'keeper'.
Yeah, it 'phones home'. Is it going to check the connection by staring at it's navel?
I have extreme end-of-the-line 'copper DSL', guaranteed 256K *max* - no typo. It has consistently tested in the 240s, and does so with DSL-SpeedTest. Upload test 304Kb.

Quick. Polite. Clean. Recommended - 5.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Agreed with Long Henry, The speed test results were so far from accurate that it made me laugh a little..

It's not just the Add-on, it's everything about it.. the webpage it brought up to compare my speed didn't even compare my results correctly, it said 768kbps (KILOBYTES) was slower than my connection, which it read at 2,000 kiloBITS.... My connection hovers between 6.6 Mbits to 6.8 Mbits at all times.. I mean, it's easy to have a bad server testing but then on the results page, they did not properly math out Bits and Bytes at all, showing that the creator of the webpage and/or add-on is not very knowledgeable =\

1 of 5 Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The speed test results are absolutely HILARIOUS!!

While useful for some diagnostics, if you want speed results GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!

accurate enough Rated 4 out of 5 stars

my personal rating would be - it is useful, convenient, reliable & free. [worth a little donation though i haven't yet]
and like others have said before, connections speeds are continuously variable.
here is my data:
[4 computer home network]
official d-load speed is 10mbps
bspt&d rated it 8.73mbps
official u-load speed is 2mbps
bspt&d rated it as .987kbps
provider is [ wow! cable ]

accurate enough Rated 4 out of 5 stars

my personal rating would be - it is useful, convenient, reliable & free. [worth a little donation though i haven't yet]
and like others have said before, connections speeds are continuously variable.
here is my data:
official d-load speed is 10mbps
bspt&d rated it 8.73mbps
official u-load speed is 2mbps
bspt&d rated it as .987kbps
provider is [ wow! cable ]

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's good but the Speed Test is somewhat inaccurate. Maybe the length of the test could be made longer (to get a better reading). But yeh, great addon otherwise!!!

I like the way it shows me my real I.P. Address rather than the internal network I.P. of my computer

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good, but the test needs to be much longer to get a reasonable Idea of average speed (mine varied from 2MBps to 4MBps) so yer 4/5 for brilliant addon, but please make it longer

(to use go to tools and down at the bottom of the list)

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I'm using 128 Kbps DSL connection. After installing this add on it shows me my download speed as 133.00 kbps and the upload speed as 126.00 kbps. Real funny I dont know what calculation it is using. What do you think guys should you use it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

it's a great addon but as a mac user, i suggest you to develop a mac version for firefox.. i'd be the first one to download it :)

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works fine for me, but can only be accessed via Tools menu (not good if you have it disabled like me).

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This extension doesn't seem to be supported any more, yet it's over-wrights standard error pages which are needed when you come across a site with an invalid security certificate which you still need to access. If you install this you will eventually remove it again soon after.

Works good but ... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works good, but I preferred the incorporated windows of diagnostics and configuration from previous version than these command black windows.

And upload test won't work without some new rule to be created in Kaspersky 2009 firewall, but I've not found which one yet. So I temporarily disable it when I test upload.

Link For Latest Version Please./ Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I have been trying to download the latest version of the Windows version of the Broadband Speed Test and Diagnostics add-on for Firefox 3.0.5.

At https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2360 is version 1.1, dated June 12th, 2007.

At the bottom of this page is the following : "The latest version 1.2.4 fixes the untrusted SSL Cert bug. You can find it at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addons/versions/2360 (pending review)"

That link has 2 versions listed - 1.2.4 dated September 25th, 2008 and 1.2.5 dated November 3rd, 2008.

When trying 1.2.5 Firefox says it will not install the file becase of an invalid file hash -261

I also found versions listed at http://www.dsl-speedtest.us and also at http://www.downloadroute.com/Broadband-Speed-Test-and-Diagnostics-DSL-SpeedTest/updates.html.

At http://www.dsl-speedtest.us/ there is a link to a Help Forum at http://www.gotomyhelp.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=18 where the latest posting was July 12th, 2008

Please advise where I can get the most recent working update?