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Tools to Check Internet Connection Speed - Upload and Download Speed Test

Have you ever felt you are not getting the Internet speed promised by your ISP ? If yes, you are not alone. Irrespective of the hard measures by Internet Service Provider, still many users don't receive the promised upload and download speed. It is true for various types of ISPs including Cable Net, DSL Broadband or Mobile Networks. However, we cannot blindly blame Service Providers because there are many factors affecting both upload speed and download speed on your device. In case of 4G networks, data transfer speed varies with total number of active users on the network at that time, distance between you and the Mobile tower, quality of your handset etc. In case of Cable and DSL Broadband, number of active users on the network in your region adversely affect the real Internet speed at the time. So it is better you don't blindly believe the claims of your service provider about their speed but you check it before choosing. You must check the actual upload and download speed at your location using internet speed testing tools before joining. This tutorial introduces some of the best free tools to accurately check your Internet Connection Speed.
  1. Speedtest.net
    SpeedTest from Ookla is one of the most accurate free tools to check your Internet Connection speed. SpeedTest provides both browser based and App based tools to check both upload speed and download speed on your device. Hassle free usage is another advantage. All you have to do is visit the link below.
    http://www.speedtest.net/

  2. TRAI MySpeed
    TRAI, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is continuously testing the speed offered by Internet Service Providers in india and offers their Speed Test tools to Mobile subscribers in India. You can get it by visiting the link below.
    http://www.myspeed.trai.gov.in

  3. Bandwidth-Place - Internet Speed Test
    Another online Internet Speed Tester to find both your download speed and upload speed. To start Internet speed test, simply go to the link below and click on Start Test button.
    http://www.bandwidthplace.com/

  4. Speakeasy Speed Test
    Another Speed Test tool is Speakeasy. Visit the link below to start test.
    http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

This is not the end of the list. There are many free tools available to check your actual download speed and upload speed. It is better you use one of them rather than the speed tester provided by your service provider.
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Comments

rajesh said…
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sharon said…
You can also use aafter.com to test internet speed and check bandwidth, at free of cost. You just need to type speedtest: in the search box and click on the web search link.
Siju George said…
@ Rajesh

You can download it and install on your computer directly. Plrase go through the post

http://www.corenetworkz.com/2009/04/increase-speed-of-your-internet.html



@Sharon

Thanks for your additional details. I will check it later.
Swift Computers said…
your blog is really good and informative.
Sam said…
These test in terms of mbs (bits) not MBs (bytes). My connection is too fast for these to be useful.
ScanMySpeed.com said…
here the another tools for testing the internet speed in online < href="http://www.scanmyspeed.com">scanmyspeed...download it free and check the download and upload speed of the internet.... link to test your upload speed is
Internet Speed Test said…
speedtests.net is another great Speed Test tool.
Amarish Singh said…
Which is the fastest 4G Mobile network in chandigarh city ? Is is Reliance Jio or Airtel 4G ? Which tool you use on your Android Phone to Check 4G data transfer speed ?
Janani said…
Hey I am in Avadi Chennai, I like suggestions to change to a faster 4G network. Regularly traveling between Nungambakkam to Avadi. So need a connection fast in Avadi and Nungambakkam. Suggestions ?
Hardika Shetty said…
Where to check fastest 4G network in my area ? I am from Mulund West. Is Airtel good option ?
Senthil said…
Hai Janani I am from Perambur Chennai. I use Airtel 4G and it is fast.
Balaji said…
I am in Alwarpet - T nagar Chennai. Should I choose Reliance Jio or Airtel ? Which 4G network is faster in T nagar Chennai ?
Tony Sebastian said…
Hey I am setting up a startup in Technopark Trivandrum. Can you suggest me a best performing Internet Provider inside Technopark camps ? I am in Tejaswini building.