How to Test the Speed of your Broadband Connection
Having trouble with slow internet service?
February 20, 2010
Screenshot of SpeedTest.net upload and download speeds.
There are a number of online websites that allow you to check the speed of your broadband connection. They are useful, especially when you need to check your internet connection to determine if it's slow and to be able to benchmark it versus other connections. Most speed tests will test both the download speed and upload speed in Megabytes per second.
The following is a list of some the best free bandwith testing websites that you can use to check the speed of your internet connection:
1. SpeedTest.net - Upload and Download Speed Test: http://www.speedtest.net/
2. CNET.com - Bandwidth Meter Online Speed Test: http://reviews.cnet.com/internet-speed-test/
3. Toast.net - Internet Performance and Speed Test: http://performance.toast.net/
4. DslReports.com - Speed tests and diagnosis tools: http://www.dslreports.com/tools