Test your broadband speed

There are many websites that allow you to check the actual download and upload speeds you are currently getting. You do not need to download any software or sign up to special offers to run the broadband speed tests.

Speed tests show the speeds you receive at the actual time of doing the test, so it's worth taking a few tests at different points during the day and night as speeds will vary depending on the time of day, or day of the week.

Speed test tips

To get an accurate check of speed:

  • make sure that only the computer you are testing is accessing the internet
  • do not use the computer for anything else while the test is running
  • use a wired connection from the computer to the router and not wireless.

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