This broadband speed checker will let you test whether you are connected at the speed advertised by your ISP by:
– first downloading a file and measure how long it takes
– and then tries to upload a file to test the upload speed
Just press on the “Start speed test” button in the image below to start the broadband speed test.
You should stop all other internet activities which takes up bandwidth such as P2P downloads or video streaming while doing the test so that you can get a better estimate of what the real speed is. Try to do a few test runs as well to get an average.
Please share your comments on the speed test results and whether they were accurate.
Not to brag or anything but I think I found a better test…. The above test gives basic speed information but no real info you quality or capability of your connection. My favorite Broadband Speed Test site is http://www.ispgeeks.com.
Click on Broadband Diagnostics then TCP Quality Test or Speed/Cap Test and the rest is simple. They also have a true speed test, voip test and a couple of other things.
You get data back like this (testing my connection)
Speed test statistics
Download speed: 7437424 bps
Upload speed: 1646448 bps
Download quality of service: 97 %
Upload quality of service: 95 %
Download test type: socket
Upload test type: socket
Maximum TCP delay: 76 ms
Average download pause: 3 ms
Minimum round trip time to server: 60 ms
Average round trip time to server: 61 ms
Estimated download bandwidth: 35200000bps
Route concurrency: 4.7328215
Download TCP forced idle: 77 %
Maximum route speed: 8738000bps
Plus it even gives you graphical data such as this (based on the test above).