Why Should I Check My Internet Speed?
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) promise to provide a certain speed, but sometimes users do not receive that speed on their end, there are lots of reasons which may cause slow internet speed, for example: connection issue from the local exchange, line issue, miss-configuration of internet connection on your machine or may be a general issue of ISP. So, to check the Upload and Download speed from openspeedtest comes handy.
This speed test will work on your Mobile, PC, Tab etc.
Openspeedtest is using its unique algorithm to test your connection speed within your web browser, we are not controlled by any ISP so we can show you exact connection speed in between you and our server. Most alternatives use your isp server itself to test your speed, it is like testing your internet speed in between your device and your router, if you test it will show you the maximum but actually your real speed outside isp is very low. If you test your speed in most famous speed test site and it shows you 3mbps speed and when you try to watch a YouTube video it starts buffering why?
Ok YouTube server may be slow! Here is the very important point when you test your internet speed. Latency is an important factor and you and your isp server in-between latency is very small 3 to 10 ms. But when you are trying to connect a server that is 1000KM away the latency will increase. If your isp is smart enough to route your connection in a smarter way you will get good results.
So a speed test with your isp server does it mean anything until you test your speed with other servers online. Openspeedtest will analyse your minimum and maximum latency and calculate your internet speed by using our unique algorithm. That finally gives you the most accurate, stable connection speed.
You can test openspeedtest results by running a torrent or downloading a file using any download manager and limit your speed by 50% or whatever you like, then start testing your speed it will show you the exact speed you getting currently that is 1/2 of your speed (if you set 50%). The coolest thing is this application is cross-platform too.
Provided by OpenSpeedtest.com