A speed test is a good way to measure your broadband performance. These should be done through a PC connected to the modem with the wireless disabled. It is also important to ensure any applications that might be using your internet connection are not active at the time of testing. This includes file-sharing programs, chat / instant messaging applications and any other browser windows, or programs that download from the internet.
You can test the speed of your Broadband connection here at Linetest.nz or beta.linetest.nz. You can use this tool to test ADSL, VDSL and UFB speeds.
We prefer to use beta.linetest.nz as this tool measures the following:
- Download speed
- Upload speed
- Packet loss
This testing platform also caches historical test results and enables you to check and see how your connection has been performing against historical testing.