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How's My Network? A Java Approach to Home Network Measurement

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Executive Summary

As part of a project to develop a user-centered network measurement platform that limits impediments to participation, this work focuses on using the execution of a signed Java applet for home network measurement. The authors have developed a Java applet tool to understand the capabilities of such a tool for measuring characteristics of a user's network environment from the browser. This paper reports on the capabilities of the tool, the measurement methodology employed, and initial results obtained for a set of residential users employing the tool.

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