Best Tools To Check Your Internet Bandwidth
Do you often feel as if the internet speeds you are paying for is not what you are actually receiving? More often than not, internet providers make large claims about the downloading and uploading speeds they provide, in order to make customers sign up for their service. Then, once it is connected and it fails to live up to their proclamations, you are left feeling cheated and wondering what to do.
There are several tools you can now use in order to determine what internet speeds you are actually receiving from your provider. Using these tools you can not only check what your speed is, but also find out what the real issues with your internet are. Here are some of the best online browser based tools that you can use to test your internet speed.
A speed test that is based on HTML5, Speedof.me is lightweight and can replicate the actual speeds at which you browse the internet and download files. It simply downloads a number of files (each of which is bigger than the previous one) and then tells you the speed at it which each of them was downloaded and displays it in a graph. Users can also keep track of their earlier test results and compare them using this tool.
This tool offers more than just your average internet speed. By running a consecutive series of tests, the Testmy.net tool creates a list of data for you to compare. You can choose to test either download or upload speeds and then even check them against the speeds of other users. The ability to check your data speeds over a period of time is very helpful as you can then determine whether the problem you are having is a new one or not.
This software diagnosing for your bandwidth is quick and intelligent too. It chooses five of the closest severs and then runs a speed test. Using this test it then tells you what your download and upload speeds are, and how much packet loss there is in total.
Myspeed Visualware SpeedTest
Created by VisualWare, the Myspeed internet bandwidth testing tool does not look or feel very user-friendly. However, this tool is quick, powerful and detailed enough to tell you exactly what is going wrong with your internet, including a lot of information that you would not be able to find using other tools, the Myspeed tool tells you data like latency, network consistency percent, round trip time, jitter and TCP settings. While it is good for in depth professional tests, the tool unfortunately does not always work on Google Chrome.
Another speed test that is based on HTML5, Bandwidth Place is lightweight enough to be used on almost any device. Besides giving you information on your internet speed, it also proves news on better connection options. You can also check how your distance from the server is affecting your internet.
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by techtalks @TechTalks October 10, 2016 6:00 AM UTC