Download speed is one of the most important indicators which help to evaluate the quality of an internet connection. You can test it here by clicking the button “Go”.
What is download speed?
A download speed is the indicator of internet speed in general which shows how many megabits per second it takes to download data from a server. In other word it is the speed of downloading any files in the internet such as images, videos, texts, audio, etc. In addition, download speed demonstrates the speed of website’s pages loading as well as their content. This indicator determines how quickly the video, picture or song that you watch / listen will load.
What is my download speed now?
Download speed tests are useful for estimating your own results. Put on the button “Go”, and the service will start checking you internet speed. The speed of downloading will be shown in the field “Download” among with upload speed and current ping.
What is good download speed?
Internet speed standards are rising as technology advances, so it’s impossible to give a definitive answer. On the one hand, 25 Mbit per second is enough. It is the minimum broadband threshold set by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). On the other hand, everything depends on your needs, the number of users of the local network and devices connected to it. If you combine work and entertainment (for example, heavily detailed online games) within the same network, download speed over 100 Mbps is considered to be fast for you.
Anyway, the results of download speed test may be considered good if they match the rates of your ISP. Keep in mind that the speed can be distributed between devices within the same network, and also depend on your equipment.
How to test download speed?
Downloading speed tester does everything itself. All you need is to be prepared to start checking your internet:
- Connect to the internet of the provider whose download speed you want to check.
- If possible, temporarily disconnect other devices from the Internet.
- For a more accurate download speed test, connect an internet cable to your computer or laptop.
To start the download speed test, click on the button “Go” and wait for the results. Download speed will be estimated in mbps (Mbit/s).
To track the dynamics of change in speed, repeat the test by pressing the button “Again test” or restart it through some time.
What is the difference between download and upload speeds?
Upload speed is not considered to so much important as download speed. It shows how fast you can send data or some file from your computer to another device or server on the internet. Anyway service Speed.Limited provides an opportunity to test both (right now and for free).