While your Internet service provider may promise you a certain connection speed, the best way to determine what your actual Internet connection speed is to check the connection speed using a Web-based speed test. These tests are designed to test the speed at which your computer is able to upload and download files while connected to the Internet.
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Visit a website that features a Web speed test (see Resources).
Click "Start," "Begin Test" or whichever button is included on the speed test page that will begin the speed test.
Wait a few moments as the speed test runs.
Locate the numbers that appear next to "Download Speed" and "Upload Speed" to check your Internet speed connection.
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