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.

  1. Connect to a wired connection

    Plug in your device directly to the modem or router using a wired connection, usually an Ethernet cable.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.