Internet Speed Test
There is a lot more to an internet speed test than meets the eye! When you measure bandwidth, be it DSL, Cable, Wireless or other network, you have to consider the devices the packets of data travel through. An accurate speed test also has to consider the technology used to deliver those packets of data and account for variations in speed.[flash]https://www.jamesmaurer.com/auditmypc-fst-v3.swf[/flash]
Many speed tests require the user to figure out where they are – easier said than done. How is the user supposed to know which router they are using, or any other external device for that matter?
Internet Speed Test – Accurate and Fast
The internet speed test is based on a research paper by Liang Cheng2 and Ivan Marsic from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. The paper explains in detail how to accurately measure Digital Subscriber Line Networks and is used by our speed test.
In researching Broadband Speed Tests, we also found some very ‘unfriendly’ user interfaces that left us confused as to the results. We have put great effort into providing an accurate, easy to understand graphical interface that clearly displays the results of the internet speed test.
Note: The speed test uses Java and will not work with java disabled.