How Do You Check Internet Speed?
To check your Internet speed, connect your computer directly to the modem or router using a wired connection. Disconnect all other connections to your broadband to increase accuracy. Use a reliable Internet speed testing website, and follow the instructions provided.
- Connect to a wired connection
Plug in your device directly to the modem or router using a wired connection, usually an Ethernet cable.
- Disconnect wireless connections
Limit the connections to your Internet as much as possible. Disconnect any wireless connections, and unplug other wired connections to your modem or router.
- Use a speed test website
Go to a website that offers a connection speed test, and follow the instructions to test your Internet speed. AT&T and Time Warner Cable offer free Internet speed tests on their websites.