Friday, May 20, 2011

2 Websites to test internet speed

Our Comcast modem crapped out on Tuesday and between work and other scheduling difficulties we weren't able to get a new one until this morning.

The technician used two websites to test our speed with the new modem:

http://www.speedtest.net/ - Click Begin Test on the computer monitor NOT Start Now at the top. That link tries to sell you crap.

http://speakeasy.net/ - This one gives more in depth information. You just need to click on the closest hub near your home and run the test from there.

I don't know about you guys but these days I have less time and even less inclination to tinker with technology. I always see the commercials promising "network speeds up to blah blah" and tune out. If you suspect your network speeds are being under-achievers test your speed and contact your internet provider cause your modem or outside wiring may the culprit.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi there!

I am sorry for the inconvenience. If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact me. I work for Comcast.

Mark Casem
Comcast Corp.
National Customer Operations
We_can_help@cable.comcast.com

sanjith said...

Nice blog really useful for those who are looking for some online tool to test the speed of their internet connection ..I usually check my internet speed using sites like Scanmyspeed.com here they will measure the speed of internet in MBps...