Connection Profiler

Check the box next to Enable connection quality testing to enable connection tests.

Testing using these URLs

The following Connection Quality Test Servers are included by default (depending on your version of the client all of these servers may not be available):

Server Location IP Address URL
Download
Santa Clara 216.239.99.99 http://qos-naw.ipass.com/
Atlanta 216.239.111.99 http://qos-nae.ipass.com/
Hong Kong 216.231.203.233 http://qos-apac.ipass.com/
London 216.239.105.143 http://qos-emea.ipass.com/
N/A 1) 205.234.175.175 http://ipass.cachefly.net
Upload
Atlanta 216.239.111.99 http://qos-nae.ipass.com/upload
Santa Clara 216.239.99.99 http://qos-naw.ipass.com/upload

You can add or remove test servers:

  • You can remove a test server by clicking the red minus button ()
  • You can add a test server by clicking the green plus button ()

Utilize whichever servers make the most sense for your users. For example, if your main presence is in London and you want the connection test to always test the user's connection to the main location, you should only include the London server (and remove the others). Otherwise, you may want to include all of the iPass default locations so that the test is more indicative of the local connection your users are on.

If you want to include your own test server, it needs the ability to answer http download requests. The filenames the connection test uses are: 1mb.test and 5mb.test. These files need to be uncompressed 1 MB and 5 MB files. For an example, you can download the test files from any of the test servers above (for example http://qos-naw.ipass.com/1mb.test or http://qos-naw.ipass.com/5mb.test). The server needs to be able to service the full URL (with the test files), for example:

Note: When adding a URL to the Connection Profiler, do not include the filename, for example:

Adding your test server to the default iPass test servers can be helpful in situations where a user is located in a geographic region where iPass does not have a test server. You can also choose to have all connection tests go to your test server by removing the iPass default test servers (after adding your test server).

Quality Assessment Factors

You can increase or decrease the weight (as a percentage) of each factor that result in the Connection Quality Indicator (the dot that appears next to signal strength in the user's network list). The sum of all percentages must add up to 100 (the 100 underneath the last box does not change dynamically). You can restore the default values by clicking Restore Defaults.

Application Assessment Criteria

You can adjust minimum upload speed (in kilobits per second), maximum download speed (in kilobits per second), and the maximum latency (in milliseconds) for the application assessment icons that appear at the bottom of the Speed Test window. You can restore the default values by clicking Restore Defaults.

When you are finished configuring the Connection Profile click Save.

1) This server is cached at the ISP and is most likely located somewhere in North America
 

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