MxToolBox vs. SourceForge Speed Test

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
MxToolBox
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
MxToolbox in Austin supports global Internet operations by providing what they describe as free, fast and accurate network diagnostic and lookup tools. The vendor boasts millions of technology professionals using their tools to help diagnose and resolve a wide range of infrastructure issues.N/A
SourceForge Speed Test
Score 6.0 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
The SourceForge speed test is a free speed test that allows users to test their internet speed on any device.N/A
Pricing
MxToolBoxSourceForge Speed Test
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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MxToolBoxSourceForge Speed Test
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
MxToolBoxSourceForge Speed Test
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(14 ratings)
4.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
MxToolBoxSourceForge Speed Test
Likelihood to Recommend
MxToolBox
We had a scenario where one company could not send us an email, our spam filter was unable to resolve and therefore deemed it greylisted. With MXToolBox I was able to determine their DMARC was not set up correctly with their provider causing this and helped them see the reason for failure with a short report from MXToolBox, giving them some guidance as to how to resolve it themselves.
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SourceForge (Slashdot Media)
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.
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Pros
MxToolBox
  • External DNS record lookups
  • Verifying if a domain has been blacklisted
  • Provides mail-flow monitoring and alerting
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SourceForge (Slashdot Media)
  • Provide the down/up speed
  • Measure the ping speed
  • Determining the internet loss%
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Cons
MxToolBox
  • Adding the ability to send test messages from the site
  • It is possible to create a temporary inbox to check the receipt of e-mails
  • Dark mode
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SourceForge (Slashdot Media)
  • Websocketing can sometimes be unreliable
  • Ui can be slow at times
  • The ads would slow down my pc at times
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Alternatives Considered
MxToolBox
While I do not use other tools as this one provides everything i need. I find that MXToolbox provides a better experience through their clean UI, there is not a flood of popups, or other unrelated information that impacts the trustworthy nature of the web site. Other Solutions could learn from these guys on how to keep a tool clean and efficient.
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SourceForge (Slashdot Media)
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.
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Return on Investment
MxToolBox
  • On many occasions we have noticed problems and reported then to a client before they knew it was a problem. Customers really appreciate that
  • Keeps our customers coming back to us as they know we help keep an eye on their uptime and availability
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SourceForge (Slashdot Media)
  • 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.
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