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I'm getting FiOS and I want to test the speeds by downloading something from somewhere that has a good server.

I know I can use www.speedtest.net and all the other various speed test websites available, but I want to also try a real world test.

Is there some big file I can try and download, maybe a trial of something?
post #2 of 14
try anything from Cyberlink. i downloaded a few trials as a test from them simply because they seem to have a fast server.
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You can just download some Nvidia drivers, those sons of guns are at least 150MB a piece....
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man fios :x expensive
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post #5 of 14
download itunes
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post #7 of 14
try downloading some big bluray torrent files just for testing =)
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or torrents
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www.bandwidthplace.com - Tells you your current down/upload speed. Also, less stuff to load rather than speedtest.net
    
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post #10 of 14
Download Fedora

My speed topped out at 2 MB/s almost immediately.
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