How do I test my Wifi speed online?

In the current digitised age, having a fast internet connection is no longer a luxury but a necessity. We are spending most of our time indoors and are more aware of the WiFi speed now. Whether we are trying to work, watch Netflix, or video call our friends, even a slight drop in the speed doesn’t go unnoticed. If you’re an UK NET Fiber user, you can diagnose any connection problem straight from the UK NET. But if you’re wondering how you can check how fast your WiFi is working and whether it is delivering on the promised speed or not, we are here to help. This is how you can do a WiFi speed test for any connection.

What do you need?

The best thing about WiFi speed tests is that you don’t need any special tool or software for it; just your web browser would do. There are several websites where you can do the speed test online such as Speedtest by Ookla, Fast by Netflix, Netspeed, etc.

How to test the speed?

Now, if you’ve landed on any of these WiFi speed tests online, there are two things you can do – get an estimate of what internet speeds your current device is getting or how much speed or bandwidth is coming from your router. The difference is simple; since most likely your computer or mobile phone is not the only device connected to the WiFi, the bandwidth gets split between all the connected devices. Thus, what you get on your phone is not all that your broadband connection can offer.

Quick speed test

So, if you just want to check how much speed your computer is getting, you can go ahead and begin the test. For the Ookla speed test, you need to hit “Go”, for Netspeed, “Begin Test” and Fast starts on its own when you open the link. The online speed test can take anywhere between a few seconds to a couple of minutes, depending on your internet speed. Once it’s done, you will get results in terms of Download Speed, Upload Speed, Ping, etc.

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