It is the fastest and simplest way to measure the speed at which your ADSL line browses. This way you will know the upload and download speed and you will be able to know the efficiency of your connection.
It is important to do a speed test to measure the download and upload speed of your connection especially when you notice that the pages take a long time to load or your P2P programs do not download to the download speed you're used to.
It consists in knowing how long it takes our connection to download a file. In order to perform the calculation, when the speed test starts a file is uploaded to our servers and through a script we measure and calculate the time that our connection has needed to perform the action.
The speed test that we recommend is a free bandwidth test with servers located all around the world.
For the results of the speed test of our ADSL connection as reliable as possible we have to do a number of checks:
If our speed test is 80% of our theoretical connection the result is excellent. If you get a score of 16000 kbps downstream and 800 kbps upstream, you're a lucky, because the national average of 20 meg ADSL2 + is 43%, so if you get more than 8600 kbps download speed results you would have superior results than the national average, Are you feeling better now knowing this?.
The result shows the maximum download speed that has been able to sustain your connection for at least one second. The upload speed indicates how fast you can upload files to the network. Ping or latency is the time it takes to send and receive responses. Less is better.
The velocity curve starts from zero and tends to stabilize in the first few seconds. The flatter, more stable the connection is. The cable or ADSL connections should draw a flat graphic, whereas the mobile Internet access fluctuate. If the speed graphic is very irregular and contains large jumps, the test is likely to be invalid..
Before calling technical service you should check if any of these points can solve your problem:
If you hire a 20 mega download speed, I guess you would wait for your results to be 19 and 18, I will not say 20 Megs, but the truth is that it is not possible for the many reasons you get from internet providers, distance of control unit number of connections ..., so given that the Ministry of Industry does not guarantee 80% of the ADSL speed as requested in the Users Telecommunications Bill of Rights, you could be happy if the speed test gives you a score between 60 and 80% of the maximum speed of contract, that is, for those 20 mg’s your result should be between 12 and 16 megawatts. If you get less than that you should start thinking about changing supplier, because if your score is 10 mgs or less you could hire a 10 Meg line and pay less depending on the provider the course.
The speed test result does not show 100% of the connection speed, because the results are influenced by several factors as we mentioned before, distance to control unit, the status of your line noise / signal attenuation, interference or even server load, but the result of these speed test gets very close to the actual speed of our ADSL connection results.
At the end of the analysis, we can check the download speed (important in file sharing programs, P2P) and upload speed which is what allows us to send files or emails.
The result is shown in kilobits per second, wich is a unit of measure used in telecommunications and computer to calculate the speed of information transfer across a network.