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Likelihood to Recommend

Fluke Networks Etherscope

Fluke Networks Etherscope is really in it's element when troubleshooting and diagnosing connectivity issues. It is an excellent tool for example if you have an end user or even an entire room (lab) of computers that have lost all connectivity or are experiencing serious performance issues, mostly speed. You can start at the end user (or one of the lab computers in a lab environment) and begin to test and sample the network infrastructure. It can locate line breaks, or identify the location of even a bad connector. It does work very well in a wireless environment as well, but is just a bit more cumbersome to get it exactly where it needs to be so you can see results that actually show you what may be causing the problem.
Garry Bowers | TrustRadius Reviewer

SourceForge Speed Test

The sourceForge speed test would be well suited in most scenarios. From simply measuring your speed when connecting to new networks to trying to diagnose network issues at your house, workplace or any other environment where you may have spotty internet connection. I'd say is not well suited to get perfectly accurate results if needed for any type of network monitoring.
Jean Bonilla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Fluke Networks Etherscope

  • The Fluke Networks Etherscope can test network speed performance on copper and fiber networks
  • The Fluke Networks Etherscope can detect network switches and also available and active ports.
  • The Fluke Networks Etherscope can check for bandwidth between two points quick and easy.
Garry Bowers | TrustRadius Reviewer

SourceForge Speed Test

  • Provide the down/up speed
  • Measure the ping speed
  • Determining the internet loss%
Jean Bonilla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Fluke Networks Etherscope

  • The Fluke Networks Etherscope does not accommodate testing or working with 10 GB networks.
  • Hopefully the Fluke Networks Etherscope will continue to expand it's support of Wireless networks and the new technology that is coming out.
  • While not being a major issue, it would be nice to have the ability to print out summary reports direct from the Fluke Networks Etherscope.
Garry Bowers | TrustRadius Reviewer

SourceForge Speed Test

  • Websocketing can sometimes be unreliable
  • Ui can be slow at times
  • The ads would slow down my pc at times
Jean Bonilla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Fluke Networks Etherscope

We briefly tested a NetAlly LSPRNTR-300 LinkSprinter 300 Network Tester with WIFI and Distance to Cable Fault Indication and it was a worthy testing unit it but we quickly discovered that it did not offer the large range of testing in both the copper and fiber network drops, nor was it as complete with regard to wireless testing. But in it's defense it was not quite as pricy as the Fluke.
Garry Bowers | TrustRadius Reviewer

SourceForge Speed Test

The main reason why we selected the SourceForge speed test at my job was due the company's heavy and aggressive website whitelisting. The sourceForge speed test was one of the few tests we tried that was able to work fine within our restricted network. Plus it was easy to ready, even to my boss.
Jean Bonilla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Fluke Networks Etherscope

  • Fluke Networks Etherscope has been beneficial for our environment because we can do an enormous amount of in-house testing now and do not have to outsource the work.
  • Fluke Networks Etherscope allows us to quickly locate and isolate issues both on the network on at the client-side with the excellent testing ability it offers.
  • Fluke Networks Etherscope allows us to quickly discover devices on our network so we can identify foreign devices that have been connected and utilizing our bandwidth.
  • We have not really experienced any negative impact with using this powerful too.
Garry Bowers | TrustRadius Reviewer

SourceForge Speed Test

  • We know when the network is congested so we adapt our workflow accordingly.
  • It allowed identification of inconsistencies with the service provided by the ISP.
  • Switching ISPs allowed us to save 10% in our monthly internet bill, while receiving a better service.
Jean Bonilla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Fluke Networks Etherscope

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SourceForge Speed Test

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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