When I moved into my current apartment in Louisville, the only reservation I had was the ISP and internet packages they provided – they were seriously expensive and way to slow. The fastest package they offered was 100 Mb/s. For $90. Insane.
My Apartment’s ISP
In an effort to help the rental managers for the complex, I wrote this project to monitor network speeds and compare/report them (and any outages that are detected) on a Google Sheet. All the data is in CSV format, but honestly excel/sheets is pretty accessible for everyone, and I can share a sheet in like 2 clicks. The managers have provided me with the ISP’s “recommended” router to test, so I’ll be running the network speed monitor on Cronman for a week or so with the “recommended” router, and my normal everyday router. I won’t review the ISP’s router here because I don’t do that kind of thing, but my ‘review’ is that it is too expensive for what it is, you can only really find it on their website, and I’d rather not have it for any longer than I need to for testing. If you want to see it you can find it here.
"We can't confirm poor speed if you don't have proof"
Here is the proof you wanted,
in green and red.
Please feel free to play around with the dashboard here – I would recommend filtering the date range on the right hand side before you click around because there are over 50,000 rows of data represented.
A Note From
Cronman (a ‘Linux box’ Cron scheduler) will run this two-part script every day – the network monitor every 2 minutes, and the google sheet uploader every night at like 11:55 PM. If you would like to check out the code you can visit the GitHub repo and see it for yourself.