If you suspect that your internet connection is slow please follow the following steps.
Use a PC to figure out how quickly your computer interacts with the internet.Before you get started, make sure your computer is connected to the internet.
- Go to the Start menu and search for "Network."
- Click on "Network."
- Click on "View status" to get information on your internet speed.
Use a Mac to figure out how quickly your computer interacts with the internet.First, make sure your computer is connected to the internet.
- Hit "Command" + "F".
- Type in "Activity monitor" and double click on the application.
- Click on the Network tab to get information on your peak speed.
Method2From the Internet
Close all applications before running the speed test. You don't want sluggish applications interfering with the measurement of your internet speed. Make sure your internet is connected.
Go online and do a search for "internet speed tests." You will find a number of sources from which to pick.
- Pick just a few to run their tests. Most of the speed test sites will sell something. That in itself is not a big deal. But if you have to wade through offers and prompts to test your PC first before you can run the simple speed test, go to a different website.
- You will find Speakeasy and PC Pitstop to have selectable test destinations. This is good because you can test from both sites to the same city, and compare the results. Don't expect them to be exact, but you can get a good average.
If prompted, select a sever that is closest to your location. That way proximity to server won't be on the shortlist of possible reasons why your internet is running at lower speeds.
Compare your internet speed to the averages. Compare how fast your internet is running to typical speeds for your type of internet.
- Dial-up modem: 10 to 40 kB/sec.
- DSL or cable: 500 kB/sec.
- T-1: 1000+ kB/sec