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How to measure the speed of the Internet connection

How to measure the speed of the Internet connection

How to measure the Internet connection.  (photo: Xataka Mobile)
How to measure the Internet connection. (photo: Xataka Mobile)

connection speed to Internet that you have contracted with a provider represents the maximum peak that can be reached when browsing the Internet, and also when downloading or uploading files or documents.

That speed is clearly specified in the contract, and it is the one that is received if the service works normally. But if in doubt, any user can make a measurement to see the real speed that is being enjoyed.

Data to be taken into account before performing the test

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It is a very simple and totally reliable process, but before starting to measure the speed of the Internet connection, it is necessary to make sure there is none appnor any device that may be using the connection and consuming bandwidth.

This is because will affect the measurement results and will make them lower than they should be. Just close those apps or disconnect those devices before starting the speed test.

Once you have done what has been indicated in the previous step, you can now choose between different speed tests that are carried out automatically on the Internet, and without having to perform any type of installation.

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TechMarkup has tried Ookla speed test, as well i like internet. Both have a simple and light interface, and because it is completed in a few seconds.

(photo: Ookla Speedtest)
(photo: Ookla Speedtest)

This way you can measure and visualize the speed of your Internet connection

In the first place, you have to enter any link that has been mentioned in the previous paragraph, and in the interface of the speed test either I like the internet just click on ‘Start’ either ‘Begin’, respectively.

Do not use the computer until the speed test is over to avoid possible interference that may affect the final result to a greater or lesser extent. once it’s over two results will be obtainedthe download speed and the upload speed.

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(photo: Ookla Speedtest)
(photo: Ookla Speedtest)

The first indicates the maximum speed at which you can download files and receive packages, while the second reflects the maximum speed at which you can upload files and send packages.

Both are a clear reflection of that two-way communication that occurs when browsing the Internet, and also when playing online or using streaming platformsand are essential to enjoy a good experience.

Normally, the connection speed offered by the operator refers to the drop value. The upload value can be lower, but in any case if the result is too poor and the speed is too low, TechMarkup recommends contacting the supplier.

(photo: I like the Internet)
(photo: I like the Internet)

Internet speed test on Mac

Unlike the steps above, to measure Internet speed on a Mac It will be used Terminal and write a command. For these devices Manzana, is the best option because it is private. By following these steps, you will be able to find and run the Mac speed test:

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1. Press cmd + space bar and write “Terminal”. While typing, the app will appear and you don’t need to type the full name.

2. Write “networkQuality” as is and without quotes, press intro.

You can see that the test begins, where upload and download speed are tested simultaneously. After a few seconds, the user will obtain results similar to these:

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Measure Internet speed on Mac. (MacBook Pro/Jose Arana)
Measure Internet speed on Mac. (MacBook Pro/Jose Arana)

Here you can see the results of the upload speed in the Mac test, the download speed, the number of packages and the response level.

What this test does both tests at the same time, the normal thing is that the upload speed is below the one contracted. It is not a defect of the test, but a functionality designed for that.

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