How to Test your Broadband Speed
What is the best way to test your broadband speed?
13:06 18 September 2017
Is your broadband connection slower than advertised? Before you make that call to your ISP, it is important to know that broadband speeds can be reduced by a variety of factors. These include the:
· Distance from the exchange
· Quality of wiring
· Number of joints in the wiring
· Quality of router
· Time of day
· State of the router and computer being used
The best way to measure your broadband speed is by connecting a device directly to the router using a good quality Ethernet cable. Make sure to turn off any other devices that are using the same connection. When running your speed test, close down all the programs as well as your anti-virus software.
Based on tests, the best websites to use in the UK are Speedtest.net, the Ookla app for Windows 10, and Mybroadbandspeed.co.uk. All three websites provide the most accurate results using both the Edge and Chrome browsers.