Ubiquiti Networks recently launched their Ubiquiti Speed test, the first public test network integrated with enterprise network equipment. The Ubiquiti Speed test includes a network of test servers and built-in speed test capabilities as well as advanced reporting capabilities. The reports include uplink/downlink throughput and latency which can easily be shared via email or social media.
Public and Private Test Servers
Ubiquiti Speedtest provides a global network of test servers with growing density. The network consists of Ubiquiti servers and privately hosted servers. Service providers, businesses, and private users can host public or private test endpoints.
By hosting their own test server, service providers will be able to seamlessly troubleshoot customers who are experiencing connectivity issues. In addition, employees and IT staff will get more accurate results even at higher speeds, and tests may be performed between multiple locations. Service providers also benefit from brand visibility, as the provider name is always visible in the test window and WiFiman app.
To set up a test server, you will need the following:
- Linux server or VM: Ubuntu is our recommendation. Required CPU capacity is low.
- Stable full-duplex 1 Gbps internet connection for public hosting. For rural and limited internet infrastructure areas, slower connections may be acceptable.
- A static public IP address.
- Go to https://speed-admin.ui.com/ for easy setup.
- The Docker image is updated automatically after setup.
To create your test endpoint, just run the installer on your server. You simply need to provide your company name and company webpage address.
Multiple Ways to Run Tests
Tests can be run over LAN, Wi-Fi, or mobile networks. Ubiquiti Speedtest uses Ubiquiti test endpoints and provides automated and manual test target selection. The automated selection uses a combination of geolocation and latency measurements for determining the best servers. The algorithm may use several parallel endpoints for the best measurement accuracy.
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By using the UniFi Network Controller, enterprises can run automated scheduled speed tests between their sites. The UniFi Controller offers statistics for performance and network capacity. The Ubiquiti WiFiman app includes embedded speed test capabilities. In addition, WiFiman includes a simple connectivity dashboard for identifying the reason for a connectivity issue.
With the Creation of Ubiquiti’s own speed test network, they continue to lead in the development of innovative new products for private and public networks.
This article was originally posted by Vlad Vyskocil on blog.ui.com