How to Check Your Internet Speed

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I have been in this spot when I just thought when will this ever happen. Little did I know that the information that is loaded per second can make your day less tolerable. It is worth it to get the higher internet speed up to 10-12 bit per second. If you are dealing with a lot of files and bouncing messages all day log this can help you be more productive.

In today’s hectic world, being stuck in the slow lane of the information highway is no fun at all.

If you find your Internet connection is moving at a crawl, there are a couple of websites that can help you figure out your upload and download bandwidth. - An easy-to-use website that includes ping time, number of connections made per minute and other useful diagnostics. - Another super-simple speed test that takes less than a minute.

Either site will enable you to compare your Internet connection rate to others in your area. Remember, uploads and downloads differ dramatically based upon the type of connection, geographical area and surrounding usage patterns. 

Commonly cited performance winners range from 5.5 megabits per second to more than seven megabits per second for downloads and slightly less for uploads.

If you discover that your connection is lacking, contact your Internet service provider. It’s often an easy fix and it might not even require an appointment.

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Comments (4)

Carolyn Kolba
Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio - Mentor, OH
Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio

Myers, this is some great information here.  Two great websites to check my speed.  I had no idea it could be checked like this, nor did I know the speed of my computer could make such a difference.  Thanks so much.

Apr 28, 2011 03:57 PM
Myers Jackson
Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move - Grapevine, TX
America's Auctioneer

Carolyn thanks for the read. Davis has certainly gave some very valid points that are worthy of trying. good luck to you speed improvement.

Apr 28, 2011 04:01 PM
Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips - Eureka, CA
Realtor and Broker/Owner

Good evenning Myers, good input on speed tests.  They do 'tell the tale'.

Apr 28, 2011 05:18 PM
Myers Jackson
Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move - Grapevine, TX
America's Auctioneer

Internet speeds are Krazy and frustrates me  a lot, but a fast download will create productivity

May 20, 2011 02:36 PM

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