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Test your internet speed

Click the "Begin Test" button to test the download and upload speeds of your internet connection.

For best results
1.
Use one device
Before you start the test, make sure that any other devices in your home that are connected to the internet, like an iPad or Xbox, or that download content like Netflix via the internet, such as a Smart TV, are turned off. Testing your speed while using other devices simultaneously may impact the accuracy of the results.
2.
Connect directly to your modem
For the best test result, make sure your computer is connected directly to your modem, rather than your router. Accessing the internet on a wireless device via a router may impact the speed of your connection.
3.
Stay up-to-date
If you have a computer running an older version of a Windows or Mac operating system, this may impact your test results. You may want to consider upgrading.

Improving Internet performance

  • For wired connections, connect to your modem or home network with an Ethernet connection rather than USB.
  • For wireless connections, use an 802.11g wireless router, which generally offers faster speeds and better range. For even faster speeds, an 802.11n wireless router is recommended.
  • Upgrade your computer's RAM and/or processor speed.
  • Clear your browser's cache.
  • Keep some hard drive space free.
  • Maintain your computer by running system utilities every so often (such as Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter)
  • Try using a different Web browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
  • If you have many add-ons in your Web browser, try disabling some of them.

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