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How fast is my internet connection?

If your internet connection is extremely slow it can be difficult to search things online without it taking so long. Knowing how fast your internet connection is can help you solve this probably. All you need to perform a simple test online and you will soon find out your internet connection speed.

Speed test

A speed test will tell you exactly how fast your internet speed is. a number of factors may cause your internet speed to slow down. One of them may be viruses. If you do not have a virus, protection software this can cause your computer to malfunction constantly and have problems connecting to the internet. In addition, if you are using a wireless device and you are too far away from the connection this will make the connection weak. As a result, this will cause your internet connection to become fairly slow. A good online speed test to use would be speedtest.net internet speed test. This test only takes a few seconds and will give you accurate results. Type this URL into the address bar your web browser and click search so that it can take you to the homepage of the site.

Begin test

Once you are on the site there will be a big button that says "Begin test" click on that button to begin the speed test. The site will then proceed to determine what server should be used to figure out your internet speed. Once this happens the site will test your upload and download speeds and provide you with the results once the test is complete.

Results and increase speed

The test should only take a few seconds to complete and once it is done it will show you the results at the top of your screen. The first number is your "Ping" speed and the second one is your "Download" speed then the third one is your "Upload" speed. The site will give you the option of making your internet speed faster by scanning for viruses or you can choose to repeat the scan using the same server as before or an entirely new server. You can also share the results with friends and family using the "Share" button.

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