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LAN Speed Test FAQ

I've registered LAN Speed Test, where is my registration information?

After registering your software, our website sends out the registration information immediately to the email address you used with paypal.  If this is different than your normal email address, then make sure you check in with PayPal.  Also, some anti-spam engines are a little too aggressive, make sure you check your spam or junk folder.  It's possible that the registration email got hung up in a SPAM filter somewhere along the way and never made it to your email account.  Just go to http://www.totusoft.com/lostregistration and select 'Email from secondary account' to email the registration from a different account.  .

I've lost my license, what are my options?

Just go to http://www.totusoft.com/lostregistration, enter your email address, and press the 'Email Registration' button.  Our system will email you your registration immediately.  If you need to change your registered email address, just select 'Contact Us' or send us an email to support@totusoft.com with either your name or old email address and new email address.

Why don't you offer a 30 day trial on LAN Speed Test?

LAN Speed Test is portable and does not keep any hidden registry entries, etc. that most time trial software uses.  Instead, LAN Speed Test starts out in (Lite) mode which is completely free with no time limitations, etc.   When you're ready for the extra features that the full version of LAN Speed Test has, you can purchase your registration and simply enter your serial number and software key without installing new software.

What is 'Write Speed'?

This is the 'Upload' speed writing to your server or shared folder.

What is 'Read Speed'?

This is the 'Download' speed reading from your server or shared folder.

What is the time measurement in the box 'Time to Complete:'?

Time is all represented in seconds.  Now, keep in mind that the timer only times actual data transfer relevant to the speed test.  It shuts off while the client and server are talking to each other giving commands, etc.  It also shuts off while updating the screen, during time slicing, etc.

Why are my write speeds faster than my read speeds?

The write speed can be faster because your drives will often cache part of the writes.  That means that we are writing to the memory on the drive while the drive takes it from the memory and places in on the hard drive.  The drive tells LAN Speed Test that the file is done transferring after the last of the test packet is written to the cache memory - not necessarily to the hard drive.  Since the cache memory is lots faster than the hard drive the results for writing are faster than the reading.  When reading the data back from the hard drive, the data has to actually come from the hard drive.  In other words, what the results are really displaying here is the real read speed from the drive, but the transfer speed from the host computer to the hard drive cache memory on the write.  

Why does my test not finish correctly or take long pauses?

This is usually caused by certain anti-virus engines or software firewalls.  Try disabling the anti-virus software and firewall temporarily for testing.  You may be surprised how much your anti-virus/firewall software can affect your network speeds.

I have two network adapters, can I select which one to use?

Now you can starting with version 4.0.  Just select the correct NIC by choosing it's MAC address.  When you choose a different MAC address from the drop-down selection, LAN Speed Test will display the IP address for you.  All tests will now use the network connection from that NIC.

Is it possible to run LAN Speed Test with Command Line Parameters?

Yes, you can with LAN Speed Test v2.0 & above.  Starting with v4.0 LAN Speed Test creates the command line needed for your tests automatically, and you have all the options available from the command line as you do from starting the test manually.

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