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Internet Speed Test, Internet Connection and Troubleshooting

Check your Internet speed in under 30 seconds. The speed test usually transfers less than 40 MB of data, but may transfer more data on fast connections.

We all know how frustrating a slow internet connection can be. With testinternetspeed.us free internet speed test, you can see how fast your upload and download speeds are, as well as more detailed statistics like jitter and ping to help you diagnose why your WiFi isn’t performing like it should. If you aren’t satisfied with the internet speeds you’re getting, be sure to shop our high speed internet and fiber internet for reliable speeds at affordable prices. You can also check out our tips for troubleshooting slow internet speeds. We recommend you run multiple speed tests to get an accurate picture of your speeds and internet Speed performance.

To run the test, you'll be connected to Measurement Lab (M-Lab) and your IP address will be shared with them and processed by them in accordance with their privacy policy. M-Lab conducts the test and publicly publishes all test results to promote Internet research. Published information includes your IP address and test results, but doesn’t include any other information about you as an Internet user.

Speed test not what you expected?

There are many different factors that could be influencing your speed test from the number of devices in your home to the number of people using the internet in your neighborhood. If our internet speed test didn’t give you the results you were hoping for, testinternetspeed.us offers a wide range of options when it comes to high speed internet. Our home internet is available in a range of speeds to fit your needs while our fiber internet provides unparalleled upload and download speeds for the most data hungry users. If you’re looking for internet that can power your business, testinternetspeed.us offers traditional business internet as well as fiber for businesses that will keep you online 24/7. You can also click the button below to learn how to troubleshoot your slow internet speed.

What is a good speed for internet?

What is a good internet speed? A good internet speed is at or above 25 Mbps. These speeds will support most online activity, such as HD streaming, online gaming, web browsing and downloading music.

How Does Bandwidth Work?

The best way to explain (and understand) how bandwidth (and your internet speed) works is by using an analogy.

Think of bandwidth like a freeway. All cars (data) travel at the same speed, so to get more data from the internet to your computer faster, the freeway needs to be wider.

In other words, say 1 Mbps is the equivalent to a 1 lane freeway. And let’s say that you were trying to download an image, which is 5 Mb in size. So if you had a bandwidth of 1 Mbps (1 lane freeway) it would take you roughly 5 seconds to download the image.

Now let’s say that you have a 5 Mbps (bandwidth) connection, or a 5 lane freeway. How fast will you receive your image? 1 second.

What is kbps, mbps, MBps and gbps?

Another confusing aspect of shopping for internet based on speeds are all the terms or abbreviations being used. Mbps, MBps, kbps, Gbps; what does all of this mean?

These are the abbreviations for the amount of data that is being sent per second. Here is what each of them mean. Below that I’ve outlined a basic conversion guide and a rough idea as to how big each piece of data you consume is.

kbps – Kilobits per second. This is used when talking about dialup (56k for example) and low speed DSL.

Mbps or mbps – Megabits per second. Some people confuse this with megabytes. The difference between the two is how the “b” is written in the abbreviation; Mbps = megabits and MBps = megabytes. This is the most common unit of speed used.

MBps – Megabytes per second. Megabytes aren’t usually used in (residential) internet plans.

gbps – Gigabits per second. Gigabits are hardly used for internet plans, and the costs make them unpractical for families and small businesses.

How can I boost up my Internet speed?

1. Test a different modem/router

2. Scan for viruses

3. Check for on-system interference

4. Check your filters

5. Try getting rid of your cordless phone

6. Check for external interference

7. Shorten and replace cables