If you are spending more time streaming TV shows and movies, your broadband service should have a good Internet speed. But, at times, when there is a surge in demand your broadband speed can dwindle. You can quickly check if you are getting an acceptable speed level by running a simple Internet speed test using Google.com.
How to run a test to check your Internet speed on Google.com?
When repeated buffering keeps interrupting your movie streaming experience, there’s definitely some Internet speed issue. You can check if you are getting the actual broadband speed by following the instructions given below. You don’t need Internet speed test software for this purpose.
- Open a new tab on your PC or Smartphone.
- Type Google.com and hit Enter.
- Type the following words – Internet Speed Test and press Enter.
- Hit the Run Speed Test button.
- Wait for few seconds for the test to complete.
- Check the Upload and Download speed.
- Run the test again, if required.
You should contact your Internet provider if the pace is low and the issue is not resolved.
How do I find out my actual internet speed?
On your PC or Smartphone, open a new tab in the browser.
If your Default Search engine is set to Google, type the text shown in the search bar above and hit the Enter key – Internet Speed Test.
Alternatively, you can also enter the following text – Google Test Speed.
Scroll down a bit to find RUN SPEED TEST button.
When found, press the button to test Internet speed. Wait for a few seconds.
The test is quite fast and completes the Internet speed check, in under 30 seconds. The speed test usually transfers less than 40 MB of data but may transfer more data on fast connections.
Is the Google speed test reliable?
Why is my Internet so inconsistent?
A damaged coaxial cable or a cheap quality coaxial cable splitter could degrade your internet connection. The make quality and the price of Coaxial cable splitters vary. Cheaper or poor quality cable splitters typically offer an inconsistent performance and thus, a sub-optimal internet experience.
What is normal Internet speed?
The normal Internet speed (upload and download) can vary between 12 to 25 Mbps. The lower limit represents the ‘Basic’ service whereas the upper limit marks the ‘Advanced‘ service and is defined as fast internet by the FCC.
That’s all there is to it!