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Broadband Speed Test

Welcome to our broadband speed testing page. To use our tester, you must have Flash installed and enabled. If you are experiencing difficulties, please read our troubleshooting section below.

If you want to know what your IP address is, why not take a look at our 'What's My IP?' page.

Test Information

This test is designed for users on home broadband connections.

Please allow up to 2 to 3 minutes for the test to complete. Results are logged for statistical purposes and are an indication of your connection speed only. Results may also be shared with your service provider to help troubleshoot problems or improve their service. If the test does not complete or does not load the test results, please see our FAQ for advice.


Troubleshooting

The speedtester uses Adobe Flash Player and if our tester does not load or fails to run we recommend checking you have the latest version of Flash installed and enabled in your web browser.

The speedtester connects to TCP port 8095 using a custom protocol and also uses HTTP protocol over TCP port 80. Please ensure these ports are not blocked by firewalls.

Please see our FAQ for advice on frequent problems like the results page not loading.

If you see particularly slow speeds, and are using wireless (WiFi) we recommend connecting to your broadband router using an Ethernet cable.

If you receive the message "Unable to connect, please try again later.", you may be running a firewall or a network configuration which is preventing the tester from connecting. If your Internet access is restricted via a web proxy server only, you will not be able to run this test.

You can also estimate your speed using our Download Test Files.

Rough Speed Guide

Broadband Connection Speed

Typical Download

Typical Upload

 

Kilo bits per second

Kilo Bytes per second

Kilo bits per second

Kilo Bytes per second

512 Kbps 460 Kbps 57.5 KB/sec 220 Kbps 27.5 KB/sec
1 Meg (Mbps) 880 Kbps 100 KB/sec 220 Kbps 27.5 KB/sec
2 Meg (Mbps) 1800 Kbps 225 KB/sec 220 Kbps 27.5 KB/sec
4 Meg (Mbps) 3600 Kbps 450 KB/sec 400 Kbps 50 KB/sec
8 Meg (Mbps) 7000 Kbps 875 KB/sec 400 Kbps 50 KB/sec
12 Meg (Mbps) 10500 Kbps 1312 KB/sec 750 Kbps 93 KB/sec
16 Meg (Mbps) 14100 Kbps 1764 KB/sec 750 Kbps 93 KB/sec
24 Meg (Mbps) 21000 Kbps 2625 KB/sec 750 Kbps 93KB/sec
40 Meg (Mbps) 38 Mbps 4.7 MB/sec 9 Mbps 1.1 MB/sec
60 Meg (Mbps) 58 Mbps 7.25 MB/sec 9 Mbps 1.1 MB/sec
80 Meg (Mbps) 76 Mbps 9.5 MB/sec 18 Mbps 2.2 MB/sec
100 Meg (Mbps) 94 Mbps 11.75 MB/sec 18 Mbps 2.2 MB/sec
220 Meg (Mbps) 205 Mbps 25.6 MB/sec 28 Mbps 3.5 MB/sec
1000 Meg (Mbps) 900 Mbps 112 MB/sec 900 Mbps 112 MB/sec

NOTE: Variable speed products and those sold as 'up to' a specific speed may not reach the maximum advertised download or upload speeds. This can be due to the length of your phone line, ISP network congestion or traffic shaping, wireless networks or shared users/programs on your connection. Any results generated are not a guarantee of your true connection speed.