On Windows/Linux, what would be a way to run a sample measurement of the bandwidth that I have available? I need to run a measurement at periodic intervals. There are many website which will give you a measurement if you load the page in a browser. But I want to take many data points over several weeks, and these websites do not offer the data as a service, but as a flash UI, which is very hard to scrap. Also, Ideally I would like to make benchmarks using specific sites and url queries, and these tests are a bit obscure about what they are truly measuring
My problem is that It has become pretty obvious to me that my ISP is downthrottling the bandwidth of my home connection during business hours, assuming no one is at home, or that someone at home will not use much bandwidth. Since last time I've checked, my contract does not specify anything like this, I'm hoping to gather enough data over a period of a month to present a formal complaint about the bandwidth statistics and how they correlate with hours where the service seems to be down throttled.