Perform the Time Warner Internet speed test by connecting a laptop or computer directly to the modem or router, closing all applications and devices using an Internet connection and disconnecting from any proxy connections. Begin the speed test by pressing Begin Test on the Time Warner Speed Test Web page.
The Time Warner Internet speed test measures the connection speed between a person's computer and the Internet. Results of the test include a measure of the download speed and upload speed of an Internet connection. Download speed measures how fast information travels from the Internet to the computer, and upload speed measures how fast information travels from the computer to the Internet. Internet speed is measured in bits-per-second, with 1 million bits making one megabit. The Time Warner Internet speed test gives results in megabits-per-second, and performance results can be compared to various Time Warner Cable Internet plans.
Download speeds offered by Time Warner Cable Internet plans range from three to 300 megabytes-per-second, and subsequent upload speeds vary from one megabyte-per-second to 20 megabytes-per-second, according to the Time Warner Cable website. Performing the Time Warner Internet speed test is free online, but only available for Time Warner Cable Internet customers.