Speakeasy Speed Test

speakeasyspeedtestOne online tool I like to use, mostly to keep my ISP (Internet Service Provider) honest, is Speakeasy Speed Test. Speakeasy is a website you can go to and do a speed test of your internet connection. It will give you the download speed as well as the upload speed. Just go to the website and choose the server location closest to you. As I am in Minnesota I tend to usually choose Chicago. Then let it run, it will come back with the numbers that should be relatively close to what you are getting from your ISP. If not see if you are doing something that could be bandwidth intensive such as downloading video or online game. If you are still have problems contact your ISP and let them know the results of the speed test. There are also many other speed testing tools out there on the internet, but I have always been fond of Speak Easy, but that doesn’t mean you cannot try others. So if your internet connection seems slow, or you are just curious, give it a test and see how it performs.

4 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hey Beaker what did you get? Mine is 5334 kbps download, and 1065 kpbs upload.

  2. Beaker says:

    Well Anonymous, it all depends what ISP you have. I have the Charter 10mb package so when I do my test I typically get something like 10691kbps down and 977kbps up. So if you have the Charter 10mb package like I have your upload speed is about right, but your download speed is about half of what you should be getting. If you are unsure, check with your ISP to verify what you speed levels should be. I hope that this helps.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi Beaker once again you have bested me. My download speed seems about right. I have the following package: http://www.magnaspeed.net/

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is the site http://www.ip-details.com/ .It also helps to get the speed test results…I made my internet speed test here…
    My speed test results are,
    7.02Mbps when downloading,
    2.36Mbps when uploading…