WHY TEST YOUR BROADBAND SPEED?
If your PC, Apple Mac, laptop, mobile phone, or tablet seems to be running slow the first thing you should try is a broadband speed test. If the connection is poor or erratic it can sometimes make it seem like your device isn't running as it should or is faulty. Test your connection 3 or 4 times. If the broadband speed is lower than expected contact your Internet Service Provider.
BROADBAND SPEED TEST TIPS
- For best results connect directly to your router using a LAN or Ethernet cable
- Run 3 or 4 tests for consistency
- Keep an eye on the Download and Upload test, note any irregularities such as the needle jittering back and forth. A jittering needle can be the sign of a bad, intermittent, connection. Even if the speeds are good if the needle goes rapidly back and forth you will receive buffering and connection errors, these will become very apparent when Gaming or watching online video content.