Date Added: Nov 2009
The Web browser is increasingly used for emerging applications such as online games and streaming audio/ video. End users seeking better quality for these applications need methods to ascertain network performance in a simple manner. This work investigates methods for measuring network performance through a Web browser and Flash plug-in while requiring only the minimal user participation of navigating to a Web page. A focus of the work is to complement explicit measurement techniques with new implicit measurement techniques one develops that allow performance measurements to arbitrary servers on the Internet and allow the measurement of delay jitter.