Know When to Test Your Bandwidth Speed

By: Graham McKenzie

While using search engines, or logging onto the Internet, do you notice an unhurried process? Try checking the bandwidth speed. You have two methods recommended when evaluating the bandwidth speed of your computer. Evaluating bandwidth speed as a do-it-yourself is the most time consuming method. Otherwise, use your search engines. Find a site, and have your bandwidth speed evaluated. Whichever site you choose, there will be an array of other screening choices. Most of these web sites do not charge a fee to test.
If you are a new-be to this process, choose the most popular web site. Usually the most popular web sites became reputable because of faultless and precise outcomes. When testing, the utmost importance hinges on true results. Compare a few sites for consistency.
Deciding which features to be tested assists with finding the best site choice. Download and upload agility is most commonly associated with bandwidth speed. Connections per minute, ping time, and trace routes can be selections involved when choosing to perform these tests on your equipment. Typically, a creeping connection problem usually is solved by assessing and maintaining a solid bandwidth speed.
Understanding what this test is all about, is simple. When you log onto the Internet, and try to search, this is typically the downstream connection. Including anything viewed, played, etc. If you are attempting to send information over a connection, this is labeled as the upstream. A symmetric connection means both speeds operate simultaneously, causing like numbers for the test result. High speed ISP's operate with an asymmetric system, causing different test result numbers.
When testing the ping speed, the end result will be an extremely lower than other testing. Reason being, the ping reading is based on the time it takes communications to be sent and return to the original starting point. Round about communication speed, essentially.
If the outcome of your speed tests contain extremely low numbers, consult your ISP provider. Your download speed averaging at 7000 Kbit/s is normal. Upload speeds averaging at 750 Kbit/s are legitimate. Ping speeds averaging at 25 MS is a healthy reading. Check your bandwidth speed tests results with what is provided by your ISP. These two numbers will be extremely close, if the connection speed is what it is supposed to be.

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Graham McKenzie is the content syndication manager at South Africa's leading ADSL and Internet Speed Test service.

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