Do you want to know if you are getting the internet speed you were promised by your internet service provider? Use our free internet speed checker to test your internet speed, and then find out what to do if you are not getting what you are paying for.
What do the speed checker results show?
This free tool measures the response time, or latency, of your broadband connection plus your download and upload speeds and your country name. The response time is measured in milliseconds, shows how quickly you get a response after you have sent out a request. More responsive connections – indicated with a low number – are necessary for applications where timing is everything such as interactive video games. The download speed shows the rate at which data is transferred from the internet to your device while the upload speed shows the reverse – upload is the transfer rate your data is transferred from your device to the internet. Mostly download speeds matters the most, because most of the timing you are downloading information. It’s important to note the speed test results only represent a snapshot of your broadband connection at the time of testing. So to build an accurate picture we’d suggest that you run several tests during a single week. Sometimes internet speed meter shows the speed you are getting on the device you are using for the test. The internet speed your provider is delivering to your house may be higher, especially if you’re performing the test wirelessly at some distance from your router.
How to use our internet speed checker?
For the most accurate results, do not connect your computer to internet with wifi, you should use a cable to connect your computer to your router before running the internet speed test. Make sure that no one else is using your internet connection, while performing the broadband speed test.
What to do if getting slow internet speed?
If you are getting internet speed significantly less than you expected, your broadband provider may be in breach of contract. We suggest calling your ISP as a first step to see what it can do. Start by providing evidence of your internet speeds. If facing this situation then it’s a good idea to keep a diary of interruptions and to regularly use the internet speed checker tool to build up a true picture of your service. If you’re not happy with your ISP’s response, then follow our guide on How to complain about the slow speed of your internet.