Advanced Cache Override (Default):
With this setting, you can manually override the computer's decision to turn on the write cache, read cache, both, or neither. Caution, this can cause unreliable results when used incorrectly. For example, if the read cache is activated when it shouldn't be, the operating system, could read the test file from the cache instead of the shared folder causing the read times to be extremely quick and incorrect.
File (packet) re-creation:
This is the process that LAN Speed Test will use to create packets 2 and up when testing to a shared folder. The first packet has to be created. The second and all other packets will normally be created new on Windows systems and will be opened and overwritten on Mac systems. This is normally the most efficient methods for each system. Sometimes, however, testing to certain NAS's with Mac OS we've found that it can be more efficient to create new for all packets. If you find that packets 2 and up are slower than the first packet, try switching this option to 'Create New'. Just remember to switch this back for other tests.
Chunk Size (512 KB):
The chunk size is the amount of data that can be sent out at one time. This works for shared folders, local drives, and LAN Speed Test Server.
This button will reset the configuration to the default settings (as though LAN Speed Test was freshly installed). This will NOT delete the mail settings, Folder history, or LST Server history.
Command Line Arguments: *
LAN Speed Test can be started from the command line or terminal window. The arguments tell LAN Speed test how to run the test without requiring input from the user. LAN Speed Test builds the arguments for you. This window shows the command line arguments to use (to do the tests exactly as currently configured) when starting LAN Speed Test from the command line or terminal window. You can simply click on the 'Copy Args to Clipboard' button to copy this window to your clipboard. You can paste this into your command/terminal window or create a batch file with it, etc.
Do Not Auto Start: *
LAN Speed Test will open up with all the settings pre-configured from the Command Line Arguments, but will not begin the test.
Auto Start - Normal Display: *
LAN Speed Test will open up with all the settings pre-configured from the Command Line Arguments, and will immediately begin the test.
Auto Start - Silent Display: *
LAN Speed Test will immediately begin the test with the setting pre-configured from the Command Line Arguments, but will display nothing. The user will not be aware that the test is running.
LAN_SpeedTest /Silent-False /MAC-00:1C:42:A7:87:A4 /FOLDER-\\wdmycloud\Public\ /TESTR-True /MIN-37 /MAX-37 /PACKETS-10 /NOTE-This test was run from the command line /CALCAS-1 /THPUT-AVG /LOG-True /LOGLOC-\\Mac\Files\LAN_SpeedTest\ /MULT-0-8 /BIN-False /DEL-True /SHOWDETAILS-False /SHOWCHART-True /CHUNK-4 /EMAIL-0
open lan_speedtest.app --args /Silent-False /MAC-00:1C:42:A7:87:A4 /FOLDER-/Volumes/Public /TESTR-True /MIN-37 /MAX-37 /PACKETS-10 /NOTE-This test was run from the command line /CALCAS-1 /THPUT-AVG /LOG-True /LOGLOC-/Files/LAN_SpeedTest /MULT-0-8 /BIN-False /DEL-True /SHOWDETAILS-False /SHOWCHART-True /CHUNK-4 /EMAIL-0
* This option can only be changed after registering LAN Speed Test