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85. A bookmarklet for Calculating File Download Speed

Posted on WisdomBay @ 5:45 PM 25-09-2006 | Post by Pramod S Nair

This Bookmarklet can be used for finding the estimated download time for a file. The bookmarklet takes the file size in Kbps as input and returns the estimated time taken for the file to get downloaded in 4 different Modem Speeds. i.e. at 14.4 kbps, 28.8 kbps, 33.6 kbps and at 56 kbps. The speeds calculated are estimates only, and the actual download time is controlled by many other factors like bandwidth available, server speed etc rather than the speed the Modem is capable of.

How to Install :
1. Copy the code given above to clipboard.
2. Add a new entry to your Favorites menu.
3. Take the property of the newly added Bookmark by right clicking on it from Favorites menu and paste the copied code in to the URL textbox in the resultant property box.
4. Press Ok. (If an warning message is shown regarding Javascript Protocol, continue with the Yes button)
5. Now if you need to get an estimate on how much time will a file take for getting downloaded, then use this bookmarklet.