Sometimes while browsing a site or watching reels on Instagram, the page takes a lot of time to load, and sometimes even though cellular data is on or Wi-fi is connected, the web page says you are not. You might have also noticed that at some place your internet works moderately well, at someplace it works as a tiny snail, or at someplace it runs fast like a bullet. This is due to the regional network-related issue or telecom’s technical issue affecting the internet speed, which refers to the speed at which data is exchanged between users and the interconnected network. The promises of high-speed internet by many telecom services provider is not void but what they don’t mention are about the factors like area’s networks traffic, weather, the equipment used for transmission of bandwidth, technical issue, type of network one has subscribed for and the amount money paid to access their service. Whether be it pre-plan or post plan or a very expensive plan, one is definitely bound to face issues with only difference in how frequently it occurs.
Now after these facts one might be curious about how fast actually their internet speed is in their locality or at their present location. This information can be helpful to pinpoint the places where speed is low and help diagnose their broadband issues.
In order to determine it, various reliable companies developed free sites and apps to test one’s internet speed within seconds. All you need is to type the name of the site on a search engine, click on the site and they will display you the results without any hassle or simply you could also download the app version from the play store or Apple App store to determine it.
Here is the list of sites available to help you get to know your internet speed:
fast.com or Netflix Fast is brought to use by Netflix. The site is also available as an app. On just entering the site it starts your internet speed test. The site gives the details about average speed, latency in terms of upload and load and determines your average upload speed. The site is also ad-free.
5. Speed Smart
The site determines general information regarding your internet speed i.e., download, upload, and latency speed by using HTML5.
4. Speed test by IHT
It determines Ping, Jitter, download, and upload speed.
3. Speed Master
The app determines the speed on various terms regarding the internet and would also automatically determine the condition of the internet that is whether the speed is slow or fast.
2. Speed test by Ookla
The site of Speed test by Ookla only determines the download speed and ping or latency speed. The site only advertises its own app. So, if someone wants to get further details by Ookla, they can directly click on the ad and you will be redirected to the play store app for the app. The app can also test videos to determine buffering, load time, and resolution along with the detailed accurate determination of your internet speed. The in-app purchase includes ad-free services.
1. Google speed test
Speed test by Google is absolutely free and you don’t need to download any app to run the test. All you need is to type “internet speed test” in the Google search box, click on “take the test” and it will determine the average upload and download speed. It will also determine whether the speed is slow, fast, or just fine. The test is run by connecting you to Measurement Lab or M- Lab. They are the actual ones running the test. The lab said, “M-Lab conducts the test and publicly publishes all test results to promote Internet research. Published information includes your IP address and test results, but doesn’t include any other information about you as an Internet user”.