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How to test internet speed of your wifi


Sometimes you realize that your internet speed is quite slow and this will affect your work. It is good to be aware of how fast your speed is so that if there is any problem you can easily communicate with your internet providers to correct the issue. There are various platforms that you can use to test your internet speed and we will outline each of them here.

Before testing your internet speed, there are things you need to do first so that you can get the correct result of the test;

  • Ensure you are logged out of your VPN software when running the test as it adds a lot of overhead to the connection.
  • Reboot your system so that all running videos, uploads or any program is closed.
  • Do the testing at off peak hours; avoid testing at peak hours like in the evening when the internet is overcrowded.
  • Plug your device directly into the router via Ethernet.



It is owned by Netflix. Once you visit fast.com, it will automatically open a new window and you don’t even have to click a button as it starts an immediate download speed test.



In an effort to differentiate itself from the competition, TestMy.net does not tie its real-world broadband testing to any specific ISPs. Additionally, the findings are always based on finished tests that were run from beginning to end rather than approximations, as it claims other tests frequently do.

There are no separate iOS or Android applications because it is fully browser-based and uses HTML5. As a result, the same test runs on mobile as well as desktop browsers. However, there are plenty of “Start” buttons on the website’s advertisements that are designed to fool you into clicking the advertisement rather than the speed test. Be cautious.


Speedof.Me has a quick little test that works on both mobile and desktop platforms. If you run numerous tests, it shows a history at the bottom and a “instant look” graph as the test performs multiple passes for download and upload.

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