When you first subscribe for internet connection, the operators offers various KBs and MBs packages. And after you sign the contract, the same operator tells you that you might not get the exact number of internet speed as promised due to various factors.
And the real pain comes, when the internet speed slows, and you do not have idea about the amount of internet speed you are getting. At that time, these third party online bandwidth checker may come in handy.
Download Speed and Upload Speed
You must always be familiar with these two terms. The first one is the speed you get while downloading a content from web. And the second refers to the speed at which you can upload a content, for example, when you upload images or videos on Facebook.
All of these tools are simple to use. Most of them has “odometer” styled user interface, which shows your internet connection speed in kbps or mbps. Higher the number, the faster your internet connection.
- I recommend speedtest the most. Simply open the site, and click ‘Begin Test’ button. Besides speeds, speedtest also provides ping data, and allows you to share the result in various social sites.
- The next is Bandwidthplace, which is more or less like speedtest.
- CNET has also developed similar internet speed testing tool. Here you get to select the location of your network, for example, home, work or school. The results shows up in kbps.
- SpeedOf.Me must be first of it kind, because it is HTML5 powered. That means you won’t need Flash or Java for it to work. Nowadays, most of the browsers support HTML5 technology.
- In the list, the last one is broadbandspeedtest, works fine just like others and you get the results in mbps.