ADSL Broadband Speed Test
The Global Broadband Speed Test or Speedtest.net is a adsl broadband speed test
analysis tool that allows anyone to test their Download & Upload Broadband Internet Connection.
Ookla provides this service for free to anyone who is curious about the performance
of their connection to and from hundreds of locations around the world. Whether
you test fun or you really need to certify and validate the true speed of your Internet
connection. Speedtest.net is the place to be.
You can view all of your historical results, share them easily, and even compare
them to others in your immediate area or around the globe.
How Good Should Your Broadband really be ??
Today the speed of your broadband connection will ultimately determine how much
you are able to achieve online. Gone are the days of dial-up when everyone was restricted
to roughly the same minimal download speed and there are many different broadband
connection types offering different speed ratings and different levels of consistency.
This slightly confusing situation is compounded by the fact that internet service
providers (ISPs) are never completely transparent about the real life connection
speed that you will achieve in your own home. It is for this reason that many people
choose to use a broadband speed test, as this is the only reliable way to discover
the true speed of your broadband connection, not just the speed which your ISP says
it can achieve.
Most broadband speed tests operate of fairly simple principles. If you are not an
advanced user, then a basic speed test will meet your needs without overwhelming
you with information. Speed tests are conducted by dedicated sites as well as ISPs
themselves, so you will have a fairly broad choice. In essence a speed test gauges
the download and upload speed of your connection by transferring files to and from
your PC and measuring the speed at which this occurs. You will either be given this
information as onscreen data, or be provided with the option to save this to your
PC for later reference, or if required email it to your ISP for analysis.
There are more advanced broadband speed test sites out there and these will give
you much greater control over the different parameters of the speed test. For example,
you may be able to choose which server is used to send the data to and from your
PC based on its location. This might be useful if you are trying to work out whether
your broadband connection operates well over relatively small distances within your
region, but not as well if it is accessing data stored nationally or internationally.
The most obvious benefit of running a broadband speed test is that you will be given
a realistic picture of the real life performance of your broadband connection. This
will allow you to accurately compare landline or
broadband internet plans if you are thinking of making a change. It is also
frequently used by people to help identify whether there is a fault with their connection
and can be used as evidence to persuade your ISP that a remedy is required before
they can fulfil their promises of a fast connection. It is worth bearing in mind
that broadband speed tests need to be carried out in a certain manner in order to
ensure that the results you get are accurate. Close any other programs that may
be accessing the internet via your broadband connection, pause any downloads and
make sure that other users are not surfing at the same time, as this could have
a negative impact on the results and leave you with un representative data.
ADSL Broadband Speed Tests
If you have a slow or poor performing broadband with your current Broadband ISP.
You can Check your Broadband Speed Upload / Download speed here with a professional
Broadband Speed tests in Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Tring, Wendover, Aylesbury,
Kings Langley, Abbots Langley, Watford, Bushey, Harpenden, Redbourn, Bovingdon,
Chipperfield, St Albans, Radlett, Luton, Hatfield, Potters Bar, Wheathampstead,
Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage, Chesham, Amersham, Little Chalfont, Chalfont St Peter,
Chalfont St Giles, Great Missenden, Gerrards Cross, Denham, Beaconsfield, Rickmansworth,
South Oxhey, Radlett, Harefield, Northwood, Pinner, Uxbridge, Ruislip, Chorleywood
- Including Most areas of Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire & Middlesex.
Contact - 01442 905 743 - 0845 459 7630 - 07584 055 617