Speedtest is a great tool for testing Internet performance,
a number of apps by Ookla are available including for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac etc.,
or simply use via a web browser at:
To select a local server, select "Change Server", Search examples:
- Chatswood, Telstra
- Sydney, AARNet
When browser based Speedtest completes within a minute or so,
click on the first (chainlink) icon next to "SHARE" (hover tip should show "Direct link to this result"),
then copy the full "Web" (first) result link, then paste into an email or instant message.
Screenshot below shows an NBN HFC 50/20 Mbps speed tier service running above 95% capacity (download/upload),
with result link highlighted, ping response time was 10 ms:
Other popular Speedtests
- Fast by Netflix
- Internet Speed Test by Cloudflare: Measure latency & jitter
- Internet Speed Test by TestMy e.g. Combined & latency
- Network Diagnostic Tool (NDT) by Measurement Lab
For troubleshooting a sub optimal Internet connection:
- Make sure your router has the latest firmware installed.
- Connect your device such as a laptop directly to your main router via an Ethernet cable, rather than via Wi-Fi or 4G/5G mobile phone broadband.
Check the Ethernet port status light (if available) at each end of the cable to confirm network connection is active.
- If your device doesn't have a standard RJ45 Ethernet port, you can use a USB to Ethernet adapter, such as:
TP-Link USB-C or USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter e.g. UE300C, UE305, UE330 (includes a 3-port hub) or later.
- If you are using a NBN FttP, FttC or HFC based connection, try connecting directly to NBN supplied modem via an Ethernet cable,
some NBN plans may require authentication (login) via PPPoE:
How to set up a PPPoE connection on Windows 8&10?
- Optus via their app
- Vocus NZ
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Last updated Sep-21