Broadband speed test broadband speed checker

The speed checker takes only 20-30 seconds, and evaluate the speed of your download (download), send (upload) and response (ping). Try out our ping test.

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The Internet of Things is one of the current phenomena in the field of IT and the Internet. Read how to use the Internet of Things (IoT) in your home and what to look out when you are using it.

If you want to connect your computer to the Internet or your home network with a cable, you have two options. You can either buy an already finished cable with connectors in the required length in the store, or you can make it yourself. The home production of the network cable is necessary especially if you need to pass it through a narrow hole into which the connector doesn't fit. You usually have to install it after passing the cable through a small hole. Read how to make such a cable and how to repair that current one.

A purchase of a router is waiting for you, but when you look at the offer, you only see boxes that differ in price and appearance? In that case, a basic overview of important parameters can not only save you a lot of money, but also significantly speed up the Internet.

On this site you can test your internet connection for free.

We recommend you to lower or stop all other internet activities during the test. In other cases the test results are less precise.

Outputs of this test:

  • download broadband speed test - what speed are data from the testing server downloaded by
  • upload speed - what speed are data to the testing server uploaded by
  • web ping - the time needed to send and receive a small amount of data, quite similar to regular ping, but tested by a TCP packet through the HTTP service

How do Internet speed measurements work?

From the user’s perspective, everything is simple. In the web browser, click on the measurement button and wait. Before starting the speed test, it is important to deactivate all tasks, applications and devices that could use the capacity to connect to the Internet. The results would be affected by that and you would not find out anything, or the conclusions would not have the required notification value.

The technical solution and the background of the speed test itself are complex, but to explain it in a few words and very simplistically, the test simulates a situation in which you download or upload data. The measured values ​​are calculated depending on the speed of these transmission. You can test the speed of up to 30 test servers located in geographically different locations.

Average for United Kingdom

Downloading

113,9 Mbit/s
MP3 for 0,3 sec
CD for 49,1 sec
DVD for 5,5 min

Uploading

58,3 Mbit/s
MP3 for 0,5 sec
CD for 1,6 min
DVD for 10,8 min
 

The use of switches (network switches) is currently the prerogative of company networks in particular, but they are also used in home networks. In the market you will find switches in various price categories, which differ in parameters and additional functions. What to focus on and how to choose a new switch? This is the issue to what we will apply in the following lines.

When you have a fast connection, but there are significant speed fluctuations, something is probably wrong. It is a question, where to start looking. Basically, you should first verify if the connection really offers the speed which you have agreed with the provider in the contract. The problems can also be caused by a large number of running applications, it is necessary to check it and possibly leave only those one that you are currently using. Then check the aggregation and after that the router.

We use many programs on our computer that make use of an Internet connection. They often work in the background, so we don't even realize that they overload the Internet. You should read which programs can slow down the Internet.

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