Friday, August 24, 2007
Test your broadband speed with Speedtest.net
I have always been curious whether our broadband connection speed was as fast as the service provider says it is. I found a broadband connection analysis tool at Speedtest.net. This great service is provided free by Ookla. They have a huge selection of geographically dispersed testing servers.
It's very easy to find out the speed. Just click a server nearest to your location. The recommended server is represented by a Yellow Pyramid, which happens to be Maidenhead UK in my case. Just click it and the testing will begin automatically.
My own broadband provider promise broadband download speeds of "up to 2Mbps". However, I got speeds of only 982kbs for download and 211kbs for upload yesterday night. It improved to 998kbs (download) and 234 kbs (upload) today.
Got to know about it via Shawn Knight.