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May
4

Testing internet connection speeds since 2000

To start the internet connection speed test, click the start button. A simple upload and download internet speed test will help you measure your current connection speeds to the internet.


20101224-icon-alert How to get more accurate results

Your internet connection speed can be affected by many factors. To help achieve the most accurate test results, please follow these simple steps:

  • Close any other open browser windows you may have open.
  • Close any programs that you have running which may be connecting to the internet.
  • Run this speed test at different times of the day and different days of the week. Network usage will vary depending on the time of day and your speed may be directly affected by the changes in the network.

20101224-how-works How does the internet connection speed test work?

The internet connection speed test measures that amount of time that it takes to download and upload a file. This

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Apr
1

Internet Connection Speed Recommendations

Below are the internet download speed recommendations per stream for playing TV shows and movies through Netflix.

  • 0.5 Megabits per second – Required broadband connection speed

  • 1.5 Megabits per second – Recommended broadband connection speed

  • 3.0 Megabits per second – Recommended for SD quality

  • 5.0 Megabits per second – Recommended for HD quality

  • 25 Megabits per second – Recommended for Ultra HD quality

Watch Netflix in HD

To watch Netflix in HD, ensure you have an HD plan, then set your video quality setting to Auto or High. Titles will play in HD as long as you have a connection speed of 5.0 megabits per second or faster.

Manage Netflix Bandwidth Usage

Higher quality video uses more bandwidth than lower quality video. If your service provider applies a bandwidth or

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Mar
30

Internet Connection Alternatives for Home Networks

Most people, particularly in urban and suburban areas, enjoy several options for how to connect to the internet. The connection method you choose affects how a home network must be set up to support internet connection sharing.

Digital Subscriber Line

DSL is one of the most prevalent forms of internet connection. DSL provides high-speed networking over ordinary phone lines using digital modems. DSL connection sharing can be easily achieved with either wired or wireless broadband routers.

In some countries, DSL service is also known as ADSL, ADSL2 or ADSL2+.

Cable Modem Internet

Like DSL, a cable modem is a form of broadband internet connection. Cable internet uses neighborhood cable television conduits rather than telephone lines, but the same broadband routers that share DSL internet connections also work with cable.

Cable internet is perennially more popular than DSL in the United States, but in many other countries, the reverse is true.

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