5 ways to test your Internet speeds

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This post shows you 5 ways to test your internet speed. The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks. Internet uses the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to communicate between networks and devices. It is a network of networks that consists of:

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a) private,

b) public,

c) academic,

d) business,

e) and government networks of local to the global scope.

All these are linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries a vast range of information resources and services, such as the interlinked hypertext documents and applications of the World Wide Web (WWW), electronic mail, telephony, and file sharing.

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What is Internet speed?

Internet speed is simply how fast the tasks that require internet packets on your device are executed. Take for example you open an app on your device like Instagram. The internet speed determines how fast the images are going to load for you to fully see everything that is supposed to be seen.

In computing terms,  internet speed is your assigned bandwidth. Bandwidth is the amount of data that can be sent to you, usually measured in seconds. For example, 10 Mbps means that you are receiving up to 5 megabits of data per second.

The higher the Mbps, the faster web pages load, and any activity that requires an internet connection will respond quickly.

5 ways to test your internet speeds

For all the methods listed below, you should be having an internet connection. Obviously, going into google and punching in “test internet speed” will give you multiple options, the top option being their Gooogle Powered speed testing feature as you can see below.

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But what if you want more than that, and prefer another website you can trust beyond the ads popping on your home page. Here are 5 ways you can test your internet speed at home, office, or anywhere in between.

a) Speedtest.net

To test your internet speeds using this method,

  1. Firstly, Go to the speedtest.net website.
  2. Secondly, Tap on the circle with “GO”.
  3. Lastly, Wait for the download speed and upload speed results.
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b) fast.com

To test your internet speeds using this method,

  1. Firstly, Open the fast.com website.
  2. Lastly, The internet speed will calculate itself automatically without you having to select or tap or click anything asides just opening the website itself.
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c) at & t internet speed test

To test your internet speeds using this method,

  1. Firstly, open the website.
  2. Secondly, look for the “start speed test” button. It is in blue with those words on it. Tap on it and wait for the results of your speed test.

d) Telstra

To test your internet speeds using this method,

  1. Firstly, Open the Telstra website.
  2. Secondly, Tap on the circle with “GO” on it.
  3. Lastly, Wait for the results of your internet speed test.
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e) xfinity

  1. Firstly, Open the xfinity website.
  2. Secondly, Tap on the start test button.
  3. Lastly, Wait for the results of your internet speed test.
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