How to measure your internet speed accurately?

There are several online internet speed check services available. However, most of them report inaccurate results and are unreliable. In this post, I will discuss couple of tips to accurately measure internet speed.

internet speed test Most people simply open a web browser and go to any random speed test websites to check their internet connection speed. No surprise that they will get inaccurate test results.

Internet speed test can be affected by several parameters on your computer. Before you start a test, you must follow few steps to ensure you get accurate and reliable test results.

Tips to get accurate internet speed test results

See the below tips to check your internet connection speed accurately:
  1. Restart your computer to make sure the current state of computer is clean and fresh.

  2. Do not use WIFI. Connect your computer directly to your modem before you start a test.

  3. Do not choose a speed test service that use Ads and too much stuff on the screen. Those Ads and other objects on the screen may use use internet and affect the speed test.

  4. Turn off Firewall. It can affect your speed test.

  5. Turn off antivirus since your antivirus tool may interfere with the speed test tool

  6. Close all browsers and all open tabs to make sure no other internet activity is taking place

  7. Close all applications running on your computer to make sure your computers speed is not a factor influencing your internet speed test

  8. Close all hidden applications that use internet - including messengers, Skype, Antispyware etc

  9. Run the speed test multiple times and take the average of the results.

  10. Run tests using multiple tools and use reliable results from them

You can find how to check your internet speed. Some of the reliable internet speed test tools are listed there.


Author: Ramchandra19 Feb 2015 Member Level: Gold   Points : 3

Nice information shared in the article about how to measure the internet speed accurately. Is there any specific tool available to verify the actual speed of internet on system. Or is there any online website available that can show us our internet speed status online?

Author: Timmappa Kamat19 Feb 2015 Member Level: Gold   Points : 4

Great information on how to measure your Internet speed accurately. Most of the time we tend to pay not much attention to the factors that may affect the accuracy of the speed test we conduct and thus reach wrong conclusions. The tips provided by you are much helpful in arriving at probably the most accurate results.

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