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Paul Gil

I Can Test My Modem Connection Speed?

By December 29, 2007

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Yes, friends. There are several free online tools for measuring exactly how fast your download and upload speeds really are. If you can get 3000 kilobits per second down (3 megabits per second) and 1500 kilobits per second up (1.5 megabits per second), then you are doing well. Similarly, if your ISP promised you faster speeds, and you are only getting 600 kilobits per second down and 150 kb/s up, then it's time to call their customer service. Test your connection now! One speed-testing service worth trying: DSLreports.com.

September 22, 2007 at 7:54 pm
(1) Angela says:

I didn’t even know such tools were available. This is very good information. Thank you!


June 5, 2008 at 7:06 pm
(2) kk says:

um ya i got this

is it good u said we should get a high upload speed too right?

June 5, 2008 at 7:09 pm
(3) kk says:

sorry, i got 6326 down and 483 up is the upload bad?

September 30, 2008 at 5:37 pm
(4) Home Security Advice says:

Here in the UK I use speedtest.net. Similar kind of tool….

October 16, 2008 at 10:37 pm
(5) Domains at Retail says:

Interesting tool to try out. This all does depend on what time of day you try it. At night time when very little users on you will probably see better results, and in the high peaks it will be lower. Still a nice tool.


January 4, 2009 at 8:55 pm
(6) Steve says:

Very useful tool I’ll be making good use of it thanks Paul.

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June 4, 2009 at 4:14 pm
(7) Karl says:

I think my connection sucks. I know I am being rate limited during the evening. Now I can find out just what I am getting verses what I am paying for.


June 20, 2009 at 2:03 am
(8) Braydon says:

This is go great. I’m gonna test all now.

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June 20, 2009 at 2:05 am
(9) Furnace Filters says:

Wonder what’s the fastest internet I can get for under $100 in canada? hrmm.

June 25, 2009 at 3:07 pm
(10) Gemma says:

Good tools, and has different ways of checking the your Internet speed from different locations. Now I know that my ISP is delivering their promise.

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July 22, 2009 at 6:51 pm
(11) mike teckel says:

thx for the tools. I think I have to call my isp customer service ;-)

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August 4, 2009 at 5:19 pm
(12) Vincey says:

Cool just got a 16mbs line, can’t wait to see how fast i can download now!

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August 13, 2009 at 1:24 pm
(13) NCLEX Practice Test says:

Modems has been always my backup tool when Im on the road. Good thing this article showed me tools to optimize it. Thanks!

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August 19, 2009 at 8:54 pm
(14) WoW Horde Guide says:

Modem settings are such a difficult thing to configure. Thanks for the info.

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September 2, 2009 at 3:08 pm
(15) karen mobile says:

That is brilliant info, I thought my slow computer was down to the machine, never crossed my mind it was the internet modem connection.
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September 12, 2009 at 12:56 pm
(16) IT Support says:

Thanks for the great info Paul.

I have used a similar tool in the past to check internet speeds, which never had a reliable result.

Having knowledge of the correct internet speeds that you are receiving has always been useful while talking to your ISP support team, as they will always try and blame your modem or computer for any issues.

November 4, 2009 at 5:15 pm
(17) webgirl says:

Thanks for the info. My internet connection has been terrible lately and it’s good to see there are ways to find out why if we’re getting the services we pay for.

November 21, 2009 at 12:12 pm
(18) Lewis says:

Thanks for this tool, This will come in handy for testing my new ISP’S connection speeds.

Thx again :D

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November 24, 2009 at 8:09 pm
(19) webgirl says:

Wow, great tools. I actually found out that my connection speed at home was lacking, and when I called Rogers, they fixed up my connection. Now Internet is way faster, I had no idea. Thanks for the post!

November 29, 2009 at 4:54 pm
(20) Diane Gale says:

Now i have to say that this tool is amazing i have been using speedtest.net up until now but DSLreports.com loads much faster and i think it gives you more accurate results.

Thanks for sharing


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December 14, 2009 at 4:50 pm
(21) Targeted advertisement says:

Cool app!
I need to test mine. My connection is so slow. I’ve noticed it getting even slower recently because every site seem s to use huge image advertisements nowadays!

December 24, 2009 at 9:35 pm
(22) free PLR says:

for me, its very fast…coz my internet connection is so slow (sometimes only reach on 2kbps)

April 2, 2010 at 2:11 pm
(23) john says:

Thanks for this bit of information , Id like to say Im happy I found it, but now I must call my ISP for they lied to me!!

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April 12, 2010 at 12:12 pm
(24) Bill Bo says:

Good info thanks for the link

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April 16, 2010 at 7:54 am
(25) Marty Brown says:

Well done, and thanks for this information. I too didn’t know that this is something that I can actually measure myself and check my internet bill.

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June 22, 2010 at 11:04 am
(26) Niche says:

Great tool, my friend told me to come check it out.

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August 6, 2010 at 5:46 am
(27) Funny Stuff says:

great i try all thanks for all

August 8, 2010 at 4:49 am
(28) Micheal Webb 1000 Questions for Couples says:

Very excellent tool! Nice try that one! Detecting your connections speed. Wow!

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August 13, 2010 at 11:13 pm
(29) Jump manual says:

Optimize your modem’s settings, data transfer time could be reduced so that you can surf, email and download significantly faster than before, even if it’s peak hour on the web.
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September 5, 2010 at 2:40 pm
(30) Nina says:

I had no idea there were such great tools on the net. As an internet based business owner I’m sick of ISP’s constantly talking BS about how fast their connection speed is!

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October 7, 2010 at 5:46 am
(31) Niche Reviewer says:

Cool app – I need to test mine because my connection is so slow. Iíve noticed it getting even slower recently because of all the videos and web 2.0 stuff.

November 13, 2010 at 6:45 am
(32) Steve says:

Great tool. Has come in very handy when testing the speed of my ISP.

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February 18, 2011 at 8:08 pm
(33) Julia says:

Very useful. I learned much from this post.

February 18, 2011 at 9:35 pm
(34) Ajijic says:

Thanks, connections are so slow here in Ajijic.

May 11, 2011 at 2:52 pm
(35) it services companies says:

Well This is very informative post so must appreciated

December 10, 2011 at 1:17 am
(36) aryono kades says:

I’ve never been dropped from the network and there’s been no degradation in performance from when the USB modem is plugged directly into the computer. I check my connect speed regularly with Speed Test
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June 18, 2012 at 2:52 am
(37) John Gelato says:

I didn’t know the tool exist. After using your tools above, my download speed is around 8 Mbps while it is supposed to be 16 Mbps as advertised :(

Anyway thanks for the useful tool.

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July 19, 2012 at 11:17 am
(38) my blog says:

I too didnít know that this is something that I can actually measure myself and check my internet bill.

July 26, 2012 at 12:51 am
(39) helper27 says:

nice thanks for the information

August 31, 2012 at 10:39 am
(40) Michael says:

Great post and awesome resource. I use multiple sites to test my modem connection, but I used this one and really like it. Thanks for introducing it to me — very helpful

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