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How fast is my internet speed?

You can see how fast your internet is by running this test. Just click on “Start” button and wait for it to calculate. Your internet speed will vary based on several factors.

This free test will measure your internet speed in megabits per second, or Mbps — the FCC’s standard for fast internet is 25 Mbps for downloads.

What is ping?

Ping is important for testing how long it takes data to travel from your computer, go across the various Internet connections and nodes, reach the computer on the other side, and get back to you. This data is then calculated to determine how fast the connection is to the other computer and how quickly a particular data transfer can be completed.

The ping rate, which is also known as latency, is a number that corresponds to delay time on the Internet measured in milliseconds (30ms, for example). The higher the number, the more data transfer delays you might experience, and sense, while you’re online. If you play online games, especially first-person shooting or driving games, then you want the latency to be less than 30ms. For the rest of us, anything under 100ms would be good enough.

What is Jitter?

Jitter is the variation in the time between data packets arriving, caused by network congestion, or route changes. The longer data packets take to transmit, the more jitter affects audio quality. The standard jitter measurement is in milliseconds (ms). If receiving jitter is higher than 15-20ms, it can increase latency and result in packet loss, causing audio quality degradation.

What is Download and Upload?

In computer networks, download means to receive data from a remote system, typically a server such as a web server, an FTP server, an email server, or other similar system. This contrasts with upload, where data is sent to a remote server.