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Author Topic: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest  (Read 720 times)

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NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« on: January 01, 2022, 02:18 PM »
NANY 2022 Entry Information

Application Name sSpeedtest
Version 1.0.0
Short Description Speedtest.net GUI app with multiple locations.
Supported OSes Windows 10. Probably works, but not tested, on Windows XP/Vista/7/8.
Web Page Website
Download Link Download
System RequirementsA computer with Internet access.
Version HistoryChangelog
Author Jody Holmes (Skwire Empire)

Description
At times in the past, I've had some upload issues with my home internet connection. To help show my ISP that the issue was with their peering, and not my equipment, I had written a quick'n'dirty script which ran speedtests to various Speedtest.net servers all over the world.  sSpeedtest replaces that script, and is a Speedtest.net GUI application which allows you to build a list of Speedtest.net servers and easily run speedtests on all of them.

Features

Planned Features
  • Export options.

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main.pngNANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest

Usage
Installation
Download the zip file and extract its contents into a new folder.  Run sSpeedtest.exe.

Uninstallation
Exit the application and delete the folder you unzipped it to.  No changes are made to the registry.

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Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2022, 04:16 PM »
I almost got a bit worried, as I didn't see an entry from you yet, but you made it, yay! :Thmbsup:

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Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2022, 05:15 PM »
Fixing a EULA bug right now with the Speedtest.net CLI app which powers sSpeedtest.  Stand by...

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Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2022, 05:36 PM »
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v1.0.1 - 2022-01-01
    ! Handled the EULA acceptance required by the Speedtest.net CLI program. 🤦🏻‍♂️

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Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2022, 06:09 PM »
I almost got a bit worried, as I didn't see an entry from you yet, but you made it, yay! :Thmbsup:

Thanks for the kind words, Ath.  Gotta keep the streak alive, eh?

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Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2022, 07:33 PM »
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v1.0.2 - 2022-01-01
    ! Fixed a mixup with the start and stop speedtest buttons.

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Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2022, 07:37 AM »
hi skwire,
I'm just getting zeros across the board -- using the option "to quickly add a group of Speedtest.net servers closest to you". The servers look good - ten showed and were automatically selected.
It's on a relatively new install of Windows 10, which I havent messed around with much. Just with default windows security /anti-virus.

Screenshot - 5 Jan 2022 , 14_31_49.pngNANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest

did I miss out on a step?
Tom

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Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2022, 11:53 AM »
I'm just getting zeros across the board -- using the option "to quickly add a group of Speedtest.net servers closest to you". The servers look good - ten showed and were automatically selected.

Which version are you using?

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Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2022, 01:46 PM »
I'm just getting zeros across the board -- using the option "to quickly add a group of Speedtest.net servers closest to you". The servers look good - ten showed and were automatically selected.

Which version are you using?

version 1.0.2 build 1
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Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2022, 03:14 PM »
version 1.0.2 build 1

Are you running from a UAC protected folder?  If so, does running as Admin help?

If not, open a command prompt in the sspeedtest/bin folder and run speedtest.exe.  What happens then?

Happy to help via Discord, too.  https://discord.gg/2egdftCx

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Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2022, 07:37 AM »
version 1.0.2 build 1

Are you running from a UAC protected folder?  If so, does running as Admin help?
So, I had the same problem on two win 10 machines
Both running from C:\Portable\sSpeedtest

It seems that where you have to approve on first run (by typing "yes") -- there's actually two questions there. I dont know do you have to answer yes to both -- but on the first attempt (laptop) I missed the second question and closed the window. sSpeedtest is not working there, even when run as admin. Even if I delete the install and start again, I dont get that command window any more -- the info must be saved somewhere?

Now, on the other machine (desktop) I noticed the second question and answered (yes) -- this one works when run as admin.
Thanks for the programme :up:
Tom

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Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2022, 08:44 AM »
It seems that where you have to approve on first run (by typing "yes") -- there's actually two questions there. I dont know do you have to answer yes to both -- but on the first attempt (laptop) I missed the second question and closed the window.

Two questions?  I only ever saw one, like this:

2022-01-06_083317.pngNANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest

Do you recall what the second question was?

sSpeedtest is not working there, even when run as admin. Even if I delete the install and start again, I dont get that command window any more -- the info must be saved somewhere?

Correct, I had to do a bit of sleuthing to find it.  You can find that here:  C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Ookla\Speedtest CLI\speedtest-cli.ini

Code: Text [Select]
  1. [Settings]
  2. LicenseAccepted=604ec27f828456331ebf441826292c49276bd3c1bee1a2f65a6452f505c4061c

I've only seen it contain that one entry.  You can safely delete the file because sSpeedtest looks for that entry on every run.  If it's not there, sSpeedtest should pop up the message box stating you need to accept the EULA on the popup, blah, blah.  =]


Now, on the other machine (desktop) I noticed the second question and answered (yes) -- this one works when run as admin.
Thanks for the programme :up:

You're welcome.  I hope to get it working on both systems for you.  =]
« Last Edit: January 06, 2022, 09:03 AM by skwire »

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Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2022, 10:16 AM »
First we get the message re EULA acceptance,
Then:
Code: Text [Select]
  1. ==============================================================================
  2.  
  3. You may only use this Speedtest software and information generated
  4. from it for personal, non-commercial use, through a command line
  5. interface on a personal computer. Your use of this software is subject
  6. to the End User License Agreement, Terms of Use and Privacy Policy at
  7. these URLs:
  8.  
  9.         https://www.speedtest.net/about/eula
  10.         https://www.speedtest.net/about/terms
  11.         https://www.speedtest.net/about/privacy
  12.  
  13. ==============================================================================
  14.  
  15. Do you accept the license? [type YES to accept]:

once you type YES, the following shows:

Code: Text [Select]
  1. License acceptance recorded. Continuing.
  2.  
  3. ==============================================================================
  4.  
  5. Ookla collects certain data through Speedtest that may be considered
  6. personally identifiable, such as your IP address, unique device
  7. identifiers or location. Ookla believes it has a legitimate interest
  8. to share this data with internet providers, hardware manufacturers and
  9. industry regulators to help them understand and create a better and
  10. faster internet. For further information including how the data may be
  11. shared, where the data may be transferred and Ookla's contact details,
  12. please see our Privacy Policy at:
  13.  
  14.        http://www.speedtest.net/privacy
  15.  
  16. ==============================================================================
  17.  
  18. Do you accept the license? [type YES to accept]:

I reckon this second part is due to regulations here in the EU.

Note:
it will only work if you accept both (2 x "YES")
Now works when run as Admin on both machines -- thanks for your help skwire :up:
Tom

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Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2022, 10:29 AM »
I reckon this second part is due to regulations here in the EU.

And I reckon you're right.  I'll add some verbiage around that in the 1.0.3 updated coming here shortly.  In the meantime, can you verify that there is only the one entry still in the speedtest-cli.ini file?


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Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2022, 02:29 PM »
can you verify that there is only the one entry still in the speedtest-cli.ini file?

Yes, only one entry (as per your example above)
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Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2022, 05:02 PM »
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v1.0.4 - 2022-01-07
    ! New single run option didn't work all the time.

v1.0.3 - 2022-01-06
    + Added ability to run a single speedtest from the server list context menu.
    + Added handling of second Ookla EULA acceptance question for EU locations.  (Thanks, tomos)
    + Added check/uncheck buttons to the main form.
    * Changed the icon displayed in the speedtest list.
    * Added some more feedback in the list that a speedtest is going.

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Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2022, 11:54 AM »
Another awesome program!  Thanks.