There are some common questions that people search a lot, like How fast is my internet, How to Speed Up Internet, how to check my internet speed, and also try to find Internet Speed Meter to make SpeedTest. We will talk about such stuffs today.
Internet Speed Meter or SpeedTest
There are many websites and tools available on the internet that can answer “How fast is my Internet” question. Here are some of the best sites that you can use to measure your internet speed.
Speedtest.net : Once you visit the site, it takes a while to load up. Now you need to click on Begin Test. It takes around 60 to 90 seconds, and it shows the SpeedTest result that includes Download as well as upload speed. It is the most popular and best website to test your internet speed.
You can also download Speedtest.net app for your Android or iOS devices. Click on the link mentioned below for apps
Netmeter.eu : We are mentioning another site, because sometimes you may find Speedtest.net down. In such situation, you can use this site to check internet speed. Just visit the site, click on Start Test, and hang on. You will get the result in a minute.
CNet also has Internet SpeedTest tool, but that don’t show the upload speed, so we skipped it.
Traffic Monitor App : Traffic Monitor app is also available for Android and iOS devices. Traffic Monitor SpeedTest shows the Download, Upload Speed as well as Ping latency for your WiFi, 3G or 4G network. They also show a comparative view of the result showing the speed of other users in your region. So you can know whether your internet speed is faster or slower. It also helps in monitoring the Roaming coverage, voice and data usage.
How to speed up Internet?
Follow these troubleshoot steps
Check your internet Plan
There are various plans that any Internet Service Provider offers. Check the plan you are paying for, and make a SpeedTest of your internet connection. If the amount your are paying is not enough for a faster internet connection, you need to change the plan.
Check the connected devices
Login to the admin panel of your Internet Service Provider, and check how many devices are connected. If there are devices that you don’t recognize, your connection is probably hacked. Change the password, connect your device, and try to use internet. So many connected devices in a slow internet connection makes it even more slower.
Check with another computer
If you have checked those steps, now you should try with another computer. If internet works fine on a different computer, then it’s not internet, but your laptop or computer that is not fast.
Restart Router and Check with Ethernet Cable
If the issue is still not resolved, try after restarting your router. If you still have trouble, try connecting to the internet via Ethernet Cable if possible. If internet works fine with Ethernet, the router may be faulty that needs to be replaced.
Optimization includes various things. If you are downloading a file and browsing, then the browsing speed will be slower than usual. Some download managers, like Torrent has option to set the Bandwidth priority for files. Set it a Low or Normal to boost the browsing speed.
Contact Internet Service Provider
If you are unable to fix the issue, contact your Internet Service Provider, and tell them that you are not getting the speed you are paying for. So they will certainly give you any resolution or send an expert to fix the issue.
Change Internet Service Provider
If the service provider is not taking it seriously and your issue is not getting resolved, it’s time to find a different Internet Service Provider. However, before choosing one, check users around you and get their feedback. It will help you to decide which one is better.