How to test how fast my internet is

Written by tammy clevenger
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A slow Internet connection is often frustrating and inconvenient, whereas a fast Internet connection will promote a seamless and easy work platform. To test how fast an Internet connection passes data from one point to another the "throughput" is estimated. Several Web applications are available free of charge to test the speed of an Internet connection. Most speed testing applications provide readings for upload speed, as well as download speed.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Open a Web browser such as Firefox or Internet Explorer.

  2. 2

    Navigate to a speed testing Web application (See the "Resources" section of this article).

  3. 3

    Click the "Begin Test" or "Start Test" option. Download and upload speeds will be tested and then displayed.

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