Testing Internet Connection Quality (with multiple hosts)
It's always a good idea to test the speed of your Internet connection after getting a new router of Internet provider. However, my Internet connection sometimes becomes mysteriously slow.
In that case, it is great to verify that is a problem with the Internet connection or maybe with the services you are using.
There are plenty of tools available for testing your Internet connection speed. Some of these are:
However, all of these are not very reliable, since they only test the connection of your computer to one server.
Now, the Internet is a big and complex thing and that you can download quickly from one server does not mean that you can download well from others.
Thankfully, there is the service testmy.net which allows you to test your connection to a whole bunch of servers at the same time.
This can be done as follows:
- Open testmy.net/multithread in your browser
- Select all the servers from the list
- Click on the button Test My Internet
Note that sometimes there can be an error while you perform this. In that case, just run the test again.
You should soon receive an result as the following:
Don't be too worried when you are getting the message 'You might have a problem ...'. Usually, if you have a DSL connection anything around 1 Mbps and above should be fine.