How to Check Internet Speed

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Before going to check internet download speed test, we need to see what is capacity of internet which we are using.

Internet Connections Speed

The list below gives the correspondence between the speed (bandwidth) expressed in kilobits / s throughput in kilobytes / s:
56 K = 7 kb / s
128 K = 16 kb / s
512 K = 64 kb / s
1024 K = 128 kb / s
2048 K = 256 kb / s

(K means kilobit / s)

Why there is difference?

byte is the translation of byte (but not bit ).
1 byte = 8 bits
So:
56 Kilo-bits / s = 56/8 kB / s = 7 kb / s
128 Kilo-bits / s = 128/8 kB / s = 16 kb / s
512 Kilo-bits / s = 512/8 kB / s = 64 kb / s
1024 Kilo-bits / s = 1024/8 kB / s = 128 kb / s
2048 Kilo-bits / s = 2048/8 kB / s = 256 kb / s

You should know that the transmission speed is variable from one ISP to another, and also an offer to another with the same ISP (for example if one is unbundled or not, etc.)

I have a DSL, but when I upload it goes slower than it should, why?

The flow of a line DSL is the maximum flow theoretical possible. If the server from which you are downloading is not able to send you 3 kb/sec, you will receive 3 kb / second, even on an 8192 ADSL. your ISP is not so involved. Remember, that during a download, the data packets in transit from one computer to the server to your computer. This is the most computer slow the chain that limits the flow. (a bit like a pipe whose diameter is not always the same: it is the smallest diameter that will determine the actual flow rate.)

Ping test to check line losses

Make sure your computer is connected to your modem router Numericable in wired Ethernet mode. For details, see the plug: Installing your internet equipment
Turn off Wi-Fi connection to your router Numericable. For details, consult the card: WIFI, activation / deactivation
Turn off or disconnect all the other computers or terminals (consoles, TV, PDA …) connected to your modem to make sure that only your computer access the Internet during flow tests.
Close all applications that require an Internet resource on your computer to ensure that no other data exchange does parasite throughput testing. Since the Internet browser, close unnecessary tabs except the one from which you will start the test.
Do a speed test on a specialist website offering this type of assessment and rate the value obtained.
Repeat this test several times at different times of the day to you free of the potential changes related to general use of the Internet or test sites.

Make sure your computer is connected to your modem Numericable in wired Ethernet mode. If necessary see Installing your internet equipment
Disable WiFi connecting your modem Numericable. If necessary cf WiFi, activation / deactivation
Turn off or disconnect all other devices (computer, console, TV, smartphone, tablet, PDA …) connected to your modem to make sure that only your computer access the Internet during flow tests.
Close all applications that require an Internet resource on your computer to ensure that no other data exchange does parasite throughput testing. Since the Internet browser, close unnecessary tabs except the one from which you will start the test.
Do a speed test on a specialist website offering this type of assessment and rate the value obtained.
speedtest.net . (It is important to choose the server MASSY) Repeat this test several times at different times of the day to you free of the potential changes related to general use of the Internet or test sites.


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