If you’ve ever wondered how fast your internet really is, or you suspect you may not be getting the speed you paid for from your ISP, there are ways that you can test your internet speed with decent-or-better accuracy. Even if you don’t consider yourself a tech-savvy person.
Over the years while working for an ISP, I’ve overheard troubleshooting conversations held by the office staff and our customers. Beyond that, I’ve been a technically-minded internet user for 15 years myself. While there’s nothing that can be done in the moment if your ISP is really providing service slower than advertised, there is one simple trick that has shown, time and time again, to fix an astonishingly large number of problems that people have with their internet service.