Network Information

Network Information

Useful information about your system's connection including, type, speed, and rtt.

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What is Network Information?

Network Information is a featured Chrome extension by Keller. This extension has 1,716 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.67, and is most similar to Internet Traffic Signal and Status Monitor for Google Wifi & OnHub. The latest version, 0.1.1, was updated 2 years ago.

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By: Keller
Rating: 4.67 (3)
Version: 0.1.1 (Last updated: 2021-10-31)
Creation date: 2019-12-09
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • storage
Size: 33.15K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge
Summary
Network Information is an extension that provides information about your system's connection.

It is working based on a new JavaScript API called "navigator.connection". When you open the toolbar popup UI, there is a big speed gauge at the top center which shows the "downlink" speed for your browser. This speed refers to the estimated bandwidth in megabits per second (not related to the current internet speed). Other metrics for the network information API are connection type and round trip time (rtt). There is a reload button at the top right corner of the screen which is for reloading the app UI. There is also a wifi icon at the middle right section of the screen which shows the online or offline status of your browser.

If you found a bug to report, or have a feature request in mind, please fill the bug report form in the add-on's homepage (
https://mybrowseraddon.com/network-information.html).
User reviews
But to use it - you ALWAYS need to click on extension... For me it is near useless for realtime net speed monitoring...
by Serg Profy Serg Profy, 2023-02-25

nice job! it works well ! i can finally monitor my connection!
by aisle mod aisle mod, 2021-06-28

It is useful and I thought it deserved 5 stars. Nothing wrong with it.
by Robert De Sena Robert De Sena, 2021-01-02
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Safety
Risk impact

Network Information is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

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Risk likelihood

Network Information has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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