What are the best tools to test my broadband speed?

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8 solutions
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    #1Speedtest

    Speedtest

    Speedtest by Ookla will instantly give you ping, download, and upload information about the speed and performance of your internet connection. It was founded in 2006 and currently, it has taken more than 20 billion speed tests. 

    Online Tools

    Free

    Carlos Alberto Bautista
    Written on October 12, 2018
    "if i were to choose which is the best site to test the speed og my broadband without a doubt i will recommend you Speedtest.net. Based on my experience using this it is a functional site that will show you important information about your internet connection. Additionally, this can also be downloaded on your mobile devices even if you are an android or ios user. "
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    #2Bandwidth Place

    Bandwidth Place

    Bandwidth Place is a free online tool which gives you a fast and constant recalculation of your broadband, download and uploads speed without an application download or Flash required. It also finds the best Internet providers in your area. 

    Online Tools

    Free

    Jorge Pacheco
    Written on October 12, 2018
    "Ever since i started using Bandwidth Place it has been helpful to me whenever i need to check the bandwidth from a web browser. And something i like more about this is that you can make a user account to keep track of your past results . Isn't that cool ayt?"
  3. 15

    #3NetSpot

    NetSpot

    NetSpot is a software which can be used for wireless site surveys, analyzing WiFi performance, and more. It can also be used to improve users' WiFi network at home or at work. A free version is available called NetSpot FREE edition.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Raymond Carlson
    Written on October 12, 2018
    "Out of all the solutions here...i think this would be your best option. I've always had NetSpot installed on my PC as it is a great tool to configure and analyze your Wifi. It is even easy to use and offers you a lot of data. You can try the free version first before you buy the paid version eh. "
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    #4Fast

    Fast

    Fast.com is a free and simple online tool for monitoring bandwidth strength where you don't have to make any single click for checking your broadband speed. It was powered and developed by Netflix. 

    Online Tools

    Free

    Wayne Carlson
    Written on October 5, 2017
    "When I'm playing video games online, I notice that my connection drops occasionally. Use Fast.com to test my internet speed before contacting my ISP."
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    #5TestMy

    TestMy

    TestMy.net is a free online tool which will test your internet connection speed if you feel that you have a slow connection or want to see the performance of your internet. It also offers you a big quantity of data of your broadband speed.  

    Online Tools

    Free

    Randy Webb
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "I've often wondered exactly how fast my internet connection is. Let's face it, we all spend a pretty money for broadband access, but I find it difficult to really know if I'm getting a good deal. TestMy.net is a simple, yet robust, tool to run a speed test and benchmark my connection. With servers all over the world, it's a convenient tool no matter who you are. The best part is that the results are much more in-depth than the other solutions I've tried. Now I know that I'm actually getting respectable value for my money."
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    #6Speed.io

    Speed.io

    Speed.io is a free DSL speed test tool which will analyze and measure your broadband internet connection. The tests performed to are all done within your web browser and no further software is required to use this. 

    Online Tools

    Free

    Susan Patterson
    Written on September 24, 2017
    "I personally have used a better broadband speed tester, I feel as though it took too long to see the results of my internet speed. Although within the seconds it did take to load it was very cool to see my Ping and my download speeds. The website is very informative."
  4. 5

    #7Uptrends Website Speed

    Uptrends Website Speed
    Uptrends Website Speed Test in an online tool which allows you to analyze the performance of any website in the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer from different locations. 
    Online Tools

    Free

    Keith Jordan
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "The UpTrends Website Speed site worked great to test my broadband speeds. Now I can tell how fast I can download and what kind of speeds I can get for playing my computer games."
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    #8Xfinity Speed Test

    Xfinity Speed Test

    Xfinity Speed Test is an online tool for checking the network's bandwidth strength. Developed by Comcast, it gathers information in download and upload speed for free. 

    Online Tools

    Free

    Hannah Delgado
    Written on October 12, 2018
    "Based on my experience using this whenever i test my broadband speed i get a general idea of how quick my download and upload speed that is affecting how i stream movies and music, as well as downlaoding files and my normal browsing. "

Summary

Best What are the best tools to test my broadband speed
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SpeedtestOnline Tools 27 Free
2Bandwidth PlaceOnline Tools 17 Free
3NetSpotSoftware 15 Free
4FastOnline Tools 15 Free
5TestMyOnline Tools 12 Free
6Speed.ioOnline Tools 11 Free
7Uptrends Website SpeedOnline Tools 5 Free
8Xfinity Speed TestOnline Tools 1 Free
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