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Speedtests - How fast is your broadband

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Greyriverside Fri 11-Jul-08 13:18:14

Many flashy speed test sites give misleading information. If you think your broadband is slow then the best test is to download a large file from a fast site and watch the numbers change. You don't even have to let it finish once you see the speed.

Bookmark these for when you need them:

Thinkbroadband has sample files to download and also explains the numbers.

Zen sample Files

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DoubleEspresso Fri 11-Jul-08 21:02:46

Speedtest.net is another good site to test your actual connection speed.
We live pretty much in the middle of nowhere and pay for a 8mbit line and even get it as well.

Admittedly we do live abroad. Should be interesting to see if it what bthe speed is when we upgrade to a 15mbit line next month...

Mind boggles...

Greyriverside Fri 11-Jul-08 22:52:17

My deal is for 24mbit in theory, but I don't get that as I'm too far from the exchange - not many people do. Still I get about 11mbit which is pretty wonderful. Downloading at just over 1 megabyte per second is cool.

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