Regular testing enables global users to monitor and maintain optimal bandwidth speeds.
Your speed test results will show your upload and download broadband speed.
Bandwidth running slowly? Try these quick tips:
There are many factors that can contribute to poor bandwidth performance. Before contacting your Internet Service Provider ISP – here are a few things you can try to improve your speed:
1. Close any programs that are utilizing your bandwidth connection; such as, downloads, open Internet browsers, and cloud-based applications.
2. If you are using a wireless connection, you may see slower speeds resulting from interference between your wireless device and computer. Try connecting directly to the router or modem for accurate results to compare with the speeds promised by your ISP.
3. Try rebooting your modem or router. When contacting your ISP, they will often first have you reboot your modem or router. This is to clear any processes that are consuming too much memory, using processor cycles that you no longer need, and bugs or loops that may be slowing your bandwidth down.
If you are not getting the speeds promised by your ISP, contact their technical support department to further troubleshoot your service. It may also be time to look at a new ISP that can reliably deliver the bandwidth speeds you require for your home or business.