Test your home wireless router speed with our Internet Download Speed Test.
Know if you are getting the download and upload speeds you expect and you're paying for.
Download test tells you how fast you can get data (files, movies, music) from the Internet. The result is shown in Mbps (megabits per second).
Upload test tells you how fast you can send data (files, movies, music) to the Internet. The result is shown in Mbps (megabits per second).
This is the address of the server you are testing to. This is a unique IP addresses dynamically chosen based on your global location.
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This tool will test both download and upload speeds. The results from you download speeds will show you how fast you can download files, stream movies, and play games online without unnecessary slowness. The results from the upload test will give you an indication of your speed when you send emails, upload files to the cloud or back up your files to an online storage.
How to Use This Tool
To get the best results, you should run this test at different times of the day. Some Internet Server Providers will throttle connections depending on their load and traffic times. You may find you are getting better date transfer rates a certain "off-peak" hours but also find really bad latency and congestion during prime time. If you do, you should contact your internet service provider.
Testing Your LAN Network Speed
Your very first test is best done with your laptop, desktop or other device connected directly to one of the LAN ports on the back of your wireless router. This will give you a baseline to start with. This should also give you a good indication of your best possible internet download speed.
Once you've got several readings, it time to test your wireless speed
Testing Your Wireless Network Speed
The next test to do is to test your home wireless speed. Some routers may have different bands the you can test. For example the newest wireless routers use 802.11ac which will allow you to connect to both the 2.4Ghz band and the 5.0Ghz band. The 2.4Ghz band is an older band may be over crowded by your neighbors or other wireless devices in your home. This will typically give you slower results depending on the router but will have a wider range than the 5.0Ghz band.
Test by connecting to your both the 2.4Ghz SSID and your 5.0GHz SSID. When testing with a wireless laptop to your home router, you should execute the test multiple times, in different areas of your home.
Compare Your Results
Once you've got both your LAN network speed and your Wireless network speed you can compare the results against what your Internet download speed should be and what you are paying for from your ISP to see if you may need to update your connection, open a support case with your ISP, or make some improvements to your local network.
Why Test My Internet Download Speed?
This test is extremely helpful if you feel your connection to the Internet or on your network is slow or you simply want to see how your Internet connection is performing.
Great for gaming, streaming movies as well as other media. This test will give you an accurate indication of your network connectivity.
Troubleshoot your home network. Is it time to upgrade your wireless router? Test how your router is performing and see if it's still meeting your needs. Newer applications and more devices added to your network can push older routers to their limits.
If you find your wireless network is not as fast as you had hoped there are still several things you can do to improve the performance of your network.
- Move the wireless router to the center of you home
- Be mindful of glass and obstacles in your home (these can redirect radio signals)
- Change router antennas to improve the signal
- Upgrade your wireless router - newer technologies like 802.11ac will have your wireless network screaming with speed!