CHECK MY INTERNET SPEED
Want to know how fast your internet is?
Check your broadband speed by clicking the GO button below, and find out how you can make it go faster!
Check before you test
- Make sure you are plugged in
Use an ethernet cable to plug your computer into your modem. Ethernet cables can deliver data many times faster than Wi-Fi, so always plug in your laptop or PC before you start your test.
- Close or restart your computer
Applications (like image editors, video, and music streaming apps) can slow down your computer and skew your test results.
- Make sure nobody else is online
If other household members are using the internet when you run your test, there will be less bandwidth (or capacity on your connection) to run the test properly. Turn off your router’s WiFi and disconnect ethernet cables from other devices like your TV.
- Choose your server
Choose a speed test server hosted by your broadband provider in the city nearest to you.
Streaming movies, TV programmes, music, and games requires a lot of information to move quickly from the internet to your computer, device, or TV. The more megabits (MB) per second you see in your upload and download results, the stronger your connection.
Ping measures the time (or delay) it takes data to move from one device to another and back again. If the website you are trying to reach is far away or busy, then it will take longer to receive a response, and your ping with be high. Think of it as a data boomerang, leaving and returning to your device.
Data is transmitted across the internet as a series of packets. These packets usually move at a regular rate and are stitched back together on the destination computer. If the rate of delay between those packets becomes irregular or increases then your jitter value will go up.