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[[File:NCFSpeedtest.PNG|right|thumb|424x424px|Running [http://speedtest.ncf.ca/ speedtest.ncf.ca].]]
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[[File:NCF_Speedtest_Go.png|right|thumb|424x424px|[http://speedtest.ncf.ca/ speedtest.ncf.ca].]]
To find the [[Speed|speed]] of your internet connection, try a speed test website and and click on '''Start''' and wait for the test to complete. Ideal test conditions:
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To find the [[Speed|speed]] of your internet connection, try a speed test website and wait for the test to complete. Ideal test conditions are:
 
# A proper test of your connection should use a wired Ethernet connection.  
 
# A proper test of your connection should use a wired Ethernet connection.  
 
#* If you test both '''Ethernet''' and [[WiFi]] and find a significant difference in speed then that is due to the losses and [[WiFi#Interference|interference involved in Wi-Fi]].
 
#* If you test both '''Ethernet''' and [[WiFi]] and find a significant difference in speed then that is due to the losses and [[WiFi#Interference|interference involved in Wi-Fi]].
 
# With only one device on your network using the internet connection.
 
# With only one device on your network using the internet connection.
# With background internet applications and processes like cloud services (like iCloud, Google Drive or torrents) stopped.
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# With background internet applications and processes like cloud services (for example, iCloud, Google Drive or torrents) stopped.
 
# With only the tab for the speed test open in your web browser.  
 
# With only the tab for the speed test open in your web browser.  
 
It is normal for the download speed to be much faster than the upload speed. This is intentional, so that you are able to download big files quickly. Normal, good results for 6 Mbps service would be something like 5.2 Mbps download, and about 600 Kbps upload.
 
It is normal for the download speed to be much faster than the upload speed. This is intentional, so that you are able to download big files quickly. Normal, good results for 6 Mbps service would be something like 5.2 Mbps download, and about 600 Kbps upload.
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'''Speed tests''':
 
'''Speed tests''':
  
*[http://speedtest.ncf.ca/ NCF Speed Test] (HTML5 test - '''does not''' require Adobe Flash or Java, but will require a [[browsers|modern browser]] that can use HTML5))
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*[http://speedtest.ncf.ca/ NCF Speed Test]
*[http://www.speedtest.net Speedtest.net] (HTML5 test - '''does not''' require Adobe Flash or Java, but will require a [[browsers|modern browser]] that can use HTML5)
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*[http://www.speedtest.net Speedtest.net]
*[http://speedtest.primus.ca/ Primus Internet Speed Test] (requires Adobe Flash)
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*[http://speedtest.primus.ca/ Primus Internet Speed Test]
*[http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ SpeakEasy Speed Test] (requires Adobe Flash)
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*[http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ SpeakEasy Speed Test]
*[http://www.meter.net/ Meter.net Speed Test] (HTML5 test - '''does not''' require Adobe Flash or Java, but will require a [[browsers|modern browser]] that can use HTML5)
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*[http://www.meter.net/ Meter.net Speed Test]
*[http://speedof.me/ Speedof.Me Speed Test] (HTML5 test - '''does not''' require Adobe Flash or Java, but will require a [[browsers|modern browser]] that can use HTML5)
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*[http://speedof.me/ Speedof.Me Speed Test]
*[http://www.bandwidthplace.com/ Bandwidth Place Speed Test] (HTML5 test - '''does not''' require Adobe Flash or Java, but will require a [[browsers|modern browser]] that can use HTML5)
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*[http://www.bandwidthplace.com/ Bandwidth Place Speed Test]
*[http://performance.cira.ca/ Cira Performance Test] (HTML5 test - '''does not''' require Adobe Flash or Java, but will require a [[browsers|modern browser]] that can use HTML5)
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*[http://performance.cira.ca/ Cira Performance Test]  
*[https://fast.com/ Netflix-operated Speed Test] (HTML5 test - '''does not''' require Adobe Flash or Java, download-only)
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*[https://fast.com/ Netflix-operated Speed Test]
  
'''Note:''' Because different test servers are located in different geographical places their results will not be comparable to each other and testing the same connection on different speed tests will give different results. If you use a speed test to monitor your connection over time, then always use the same test.
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'''Note:''' Because different test servers are located in different geographical places their results are not comparable to each other and testing the same connection on different speed tests will provide different results. If you use a speed test to monitor your connection over time, then always use the same test.

Revision as of 16:49, 26 September 2021

To find the speed of your internet connection, try a speed test website and wait for the test to complete. Ideal test conditions are:

  1. A proper test of your connection should use a wired Ethernet connection.
  2. With only one device on your network using the internet connection.
  3. With background internet applications and processes like cloud services (for example, iCloud, Google Drive or torrents) stopped.
  4. With only the tab for the speed test open in your web browser.

It is normal for the download speed to be much faster than the upload speed. This is intentional, so that you are able to download big files quickly. Normal, good results for 6 Mbps service would be something like 5.2 Mbps download, and about 600 Kbps upload.

If your results are not as good as you would expect, try Troubleshooting for ideas on what to check to improve the performance of your connection.

Speed tests:

Note: Because different test servers are located in different geographical places their results are not comparable to each other and testing the same connection on different speed tests will provide different results. If you use a speed test to monitor your connection over time, then always use the same test.