SpeedTest.net (Website of the Week)


Have you ever wondered how fast your internet connection really is? This site will give you the numbers you need.

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"Speedtest.net puts the most sophisticated broadband testing and analysis tools into the hands of anyone interested in finding out just how connected they actually are. This free service from Ookla opens hundreds of testing locations around the world to anyone curious about the performance of their Internet connection."

Many of you will be familiar with Speed Test. If you haven't visited it before head over there and run Speed Test. It's easy to use, click on 'Begin Test', the test will start and when it's done, your results will be displayed. You can check the numbers compared to the speed your ISP says you should be getting. Highly recommended.

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you should mention that you have to create an account to use this thing. there are many others that don't require that.

I've been using the site for years without an account. As I understand it, creating an account is optional. An account adds a few features such as keeping track of your results, grouping various internet connections and access to support. If I've missed something please let me know and I'll amend the post. :)

I again agree with riannon.
That's the way the site works.


The important thing to remember with any site testing speed is that it they are not definitive. In other words, the speed you get depends on what you are doing and whether your ISP objects to it (such as torrenting) and throttles that.

The great advantage of speedtest if you think you are getting a raw deal from your ISP is that you can create an account which enables you to save a series of tests which you can then show to your provider. They have been known to take the results seriously.

Thanks Rhiannon.
After years of using this useful site, I strongly agree with you.

Thanks and regards


I agree. I have been using this for about 5 years now, and is only very satisfied when it comes to measuring the speed of internet. ☺