Test Your Internet Speed Internet connection speeds will vary depending on the type of Internet connection you currently are using. If you believe your Internet speed is not what was promised by your Internet access provider, you can
test your Internet speed to see how it is performing. The following steps guide you through the process of testing your Internet speed: a. Turn off any computers or mobile devices that might be accessing the Internet, except for the computer on which you want to test your broadband speed. b. If your broadband Internet service is provided through your phone company, do not talk on the phone during the test. If your CATV company provides your broadband Internet service, turn off all devices accessing the cable television. If you have cable boxes or converters, disconnect them from their power source so that they cannot communicate using the Internet connection while you are testing your broadband speed. c. Run the browser. d. Search for and navigate to a website that can test your Internet speed. e. Tap or click the button to start the test. The test may take up to one minute to complete before displaying results. f. Internet speeds sometimes can vary with the time of day or day of the week. Repeat the previous steps to test your Internet speed at various times throughout the day, as well as on weekdays and weekends. g. If you have any concerns regarding your Internet speed, contact your Internet access provider.
1. What is the speed of the Internet connection on the computer or mobile device you currently are using?
2. Test your Internet speed while other computers and mobile devices also are using the Internet connection. How do the results vary from when your other devices are turned off?
3. Do you see differences in the Internet speed when you test it during the day versus at night? If so, what might explain these differences in speed?