Speedy Net

Developer: Mauricio Santos

Current Version: 2.0

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 580.2 KB - Download


Utility designed to easily test and measure the performance of your home or office network. Speedy Net allows you to:

- Detect reachability problems between devices.
- Test transfer speeds between devices.
- Calculate latency times.

The app is designed to analyze your local network performance, not your Internet speed.

Important: Speedy Net needs to be installed and running on all the devices you wish to test. Download the latest iOS version from the App Store if you want to perform tests to/from an iOS device. Only Mac OS X and iOS devices are supported at this time.


Release Notes:

- New icon.
- New test engine for more accurate results.
- Transfer size is selected automatically based on your network.

Requires Speedy Net 2.0 for iOS to test these devices. If you run Speedy Net on iOS please download the free update form the App Store.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by scopatdeb

Works well, but not if you miss the "Important Note" - Multiple reviewers have said in so many words that "Speedy Net doesn't work." I didn't think it worked either at first. I installed the Mac OS version of the app on my Mac Book Pro, opened the app, and nothing. None of the devices on my network were listed. There was nothing to select and test. But then I went back to the Speedy Net description and found the "Important Note" warning that Speedy Net must be installed and running on all of the devices on the network in order to be able to see and test all of the devices on the network. So I installed the iOS version of the app on my iPad. With Speedy Net installed and open on both the MBP and the iPad, the list of devices in the Speedy Net window on each device showed the other device. I succesfully ran a test on the iPad from the MBP and on the MBP from the iPad. I also ran the tests simultaneously as well. Since then I've installed the Mac OS version of the app on my Mac Mini and have run tests between all 3 devices. I don't know yet whether or not the results are accurate, but at a minimum the relative values should be useful for identifying weaknesses. A couple of things to mention. For a single payment of 99 cents, I was able to install the Mac OS version of Speedy Net on all of my Macs running Mac OS 10.6 and later. However, I had to pay an additional 99 cents to be able to install the iOS version of Speedy Net on my iOS devices. And since I'm not able to install Speedy Net on my Apple TV 1 or Apple TV 2, I'm not able to see or test them. All things considered, it's a nice little app.

Found helpful by 31 out of 32 people
Version 2.0
Review by EB Losing it

Don’t waste your money - Downloaded this app as I didn’t want or need a feature laden app, jsut a simple one. Opens and nothing happens. No device to select or test to be made. Garbage to say the least. I’m going to try to get my money back on this one. What a waste of time and money. WARNING- STAY AWAY!!!

Found helpful by 4 out of 12 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.0
Review by cslowik

Works kinda - The app works… but to test network speed between a computer and an ios device you have to buy it both places… $3 total. That's nuts.

Found helpful by 6 out of 11 people
Version 2.0
Review by dduff617

simple but flawed - the good: simple. i found this test useful when i was wondering what bandwidth i could push around my LAN over WiFi links from various locations in my house and also over MOCA. the bad: i later came to be suspicious of results when i noticed i get different results from A->B vs. from B->A. now i really don’t trust the tool at all as it reports impossible bandwidth numbers between two ethernet-connected machines, repeatedly reporting numbers in the range of 1.5 - 3.5Gbps - that’s clearly impossible over 1Gbps ethernet.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 2.0
Review by SFrancesco

Simple, yet effective - Simple app that does what it says. Ping test for latency, data transfer for network speed. I launched the app on two laptops, they immediately saw each other and the tests were easy and fast. Make sure that you watch out for firewall settings: "Enable Stealth Mode" must NOT be checked.

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people
Version 2.0
Review by toddz88

No settings to make it a more realistic test - I guess it works, but it’s pretty lame. You can’t adjust the size of the transfer, or the number of files and folders in the transfer. So it does not necessarily reflect real usage of transferring files over the network. The app seems to test with a very small amount of data, but real transfers can sometimes slow down dramatically after a while. This app does not account for that.

Found helpful by 4 out of 5 people
Version 2.0
Review by WildTop

Adequate - This is an adequate app. It does what it claims and the price is right. It would be quite simple to make it extremely useful. I implore the developer to add the obvious features of more data, showing link speed, etc. It would be worth $5 if the developer spent an afternoon adding a couple of features. People are complaining that they need to buy two copies to make it work on both iOS and OSX. This makes perfect sense since you need only one or the other to use it. If you wanna check the speed of your tether between your iPhone and your iPad you only need the iOS version. If you want to check the speed of the link from your laptop to your desktop you only need the OSX version. If you want to mix and match then you need both. I really do hope the developer expands on the features, since I would be happy to pay more for a more complete app.

Found helpful by 4 out of 5 people