We live in the world where the Internet has become the need for day to day life. From reading news to updating Facebook status, chatting with friends, video calling to friends & family or downloading movies & songs, watching online movies or TV, and many other countless things are being done on Internet.
I am a blogger, and I need to research topics, read various articles, find out relevant images to add into my posts, logging into my blog?s dashboard to post articles, moderate comments, and networking with fellow bloggers on day to day basis.
So to do all of above mentioned tasks and entertainment, we need a fast Internet connection because with a slow connection, nothing goes smooth, and it wastes a lot of time of ours as well.
Therefore, while getting a broadband or dial-up connection, always check the speed to know whether your ISP is providing you with the speed what is in the plan you subscribed for. If you find lower speed than what you are paying for, then you can ask them to provide better speed. You may even complain into the Broadband Company on the same.
Testing the internet speed is not a tough task rather it is very easy. There are many online tools that let you know the speed within or less than a minute.
Here goes the list of 5 online tools to test Internet Speed:
Speedtest.net is the most popular tools to check internet speed. When you open its homepage, you can change the server on the world map, and begin the test.
It Downloads and uploads files to calculate the speed, and then shows you the speed of your connection. You may read more about how the speedtest.net works behind the scene by clicking here.
If you look at the screenshot, you will be able to understand all. It shows the download speed as 5.04 MBPS (which is quite good) and 1.01 MBPS upload speed. It is even displaying the Broadband company name, and the server I selected before starting the test. For example, I selected Panipat that you can see.
Pingtest.net is an online tool to test the speed of your broadband Internet. It analyzes packet loss, ping, and jitter. Then it displays the result whether your internet connection is able to play video, make video calls or any particular thing.
Like Speedtest.net, this tool is also developed by OOKLA.
Mega Speed Tester is relatively a simple tool which you open and click on ?Start? button to start the test. Within few seconds, it will display the test results. It shows the download speed, upload speed, and IP address.
Let me tell you that Mega speed tester is developed by Techiegig team. If you have any suggestions and feedback, then please share with us to help improve this tool.
Like, Mega Speed Tester, it is also a very simple tool which lets you know the upload and download speed of your Internet connection. Though, the fastest server is selected by default, you can select a different server before starting the test.
This is another nice tool, once you start the test; it calculates the download speed, upload speed and time to download files with particular size. ?It also displays a chart which you can see in the above screenshot.
These are the best tools to test the internet speed within seconds. I always test my broadband speed using different tools to see the difference. It?s important to test the connection speed, and if you are not getting what was promised by your ISP, then lodge complaint that might help you get back the full speed for which you are paying.
Share your thoughts in comments about these internet speed test portals.