Test if your Internet connection speed is truly what you paid for

Want to know how efficient your web connection is? In partnership with nPerf, here's a great way to see if your bandwidth is really up to what your ISP is telling you. To test your Internet speed simply start the service in the widget below (you may not see it if you are blocking javascript):

  • On the left, you will find various information: the name of your operator, the type of connection, your IP address, as well as the browser and version of the operating system under which your computer or smartphone operates.
  • On the right, you will find the maximum and average download speeds.
  • The service also offers you to know your maximum and average upload speeds.
  • Finally, at the very bottom right, you will find information concerning the data transmission latency (ping), this figure should be as low as possible.

You can change the unit of measurement by clicking on the spanner in the middle. It's also possible to change the test server location, or share the test result on Facebook or Twitter. You are free to carry out the test as many times as necessary: to see changes, you may have to change servers, disable downloads in progress, and pause anything that's using the Internet.

So, is your connection truly as fast as your operator promised? If this is not the case, it may be time to call your ISP for an explanation, or if possible switch to another solution altogether.

Share the results below in the comments with your ISP speed and the true speed.

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