With so many readers from all over the world, we thought it would be fun to have you guys show us how fast your internet speed is. There are so many different types of connections, from Verizon FIOS to DSL, and some folks are still on dial up believe it or not.
There are a lot of different services online that will test and show you your upload and download speeds, but for this, we’d like everyone to use the popular SpeedTest.net. It allows you to test your speeds from your location to various parts of the country and even the world. For best results, pick a location closest to you.
Test your Internet Connection Speed
Using SpeedTest is easy. Just go to speedtest.net and select Begin Test – your current location should already be selected.
After starting the test, it will display a meter with info on how it’s going. It will test your download speed first, then your upload speed.
If you do want to test the speeds against other parts of the world, just move the green location mark at the bottom as shown below.
After it’s complete, click on “Share This Result”, and copy the link and paste it into the comments. Then we can all compare our speeds and have a little fun!
Do keep in mind it will take us some time to approve comments, so please be patient if you don’t see the results right away.
Some tips to keep in mind for getting the best results:
- Stop any service that is using bandwidth on your computer or network, i.e., Netflix, Spotify, backup software…etc.
- Make sure your kid or roommate isn’t on another computer downloading torrents or using a bandwidth hog like Netflix or Amazon Video.
- Definitely make sure your computer is hardwired and you’re not using Wi-Fi.
If this is the first time you’ve tested your connection speed, make sure to read our article on understanding your speed test results.
Let’s have some fun guys! Use the comments below to show your test or just type in the results you see if you don’t want to link to it in the comments.