moderated Re: What is an accessible download "speed test" website?


Richard B. McDonald
 

Thanks, Sieghard, this is very helpful!

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 11:24 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: What is an accessible download "speed test" website?

 

Hi Richard,

 

I usually use Speedtest.net, for the iPhone they also have an app which works well, it is called Speedtest by Ookla.

I just tried fast.com and while it displayed my download speed, it showed 110 Mbps which seemed slow for my 275 Mbps fiber connection, this site does not display upload speed or the ping delay in milliseconds. Both of these can be very important depending on what you are doing.

If you use speedtest.net you get all of these readings and when right after I went to fast.com I went to speedtest.net and clicked the button to start the speedtest, my download speed was given as 247 Mbps which is much more in line with what it should be. There is also a Chrome extension for Speedtest which works well, I also just tried their Windows 10 app from the Microsoft Store, but it seems to be inaccessible at this point and when I tried to switch to the Jaws scan cursor it sort of locked up Jaws until I minimized all to go to the desktop, then Jaws came back and I could Alt + Tab back to the open Speedtest app and close it with Alt + F4.. But as I said, the website, Chrome extension and iOS app work great.

 

 

Best regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: What is an accessible download "speed test" website?

 

Thanks, Gerald, that site is great!

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2020 12:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: What is an accessible download "speed test" website?

 

 

The easiest and most accessible speed test is fast.com.  Just visit fast.com, and in a few seconds you will get your download speed in understandlable format.

 

Gerald

 

 

On 12/2/2020 2:39 PM, Richard B. McDonald wrote:

Hi!

 

I need to confirm the speed at which my Internet connection is able to download.  I am familiar with certain “speed test” websites for that purpose, but which is an accessible website for this?

 

Also, on a technical point, if I am on my WiFi and do this, is the test result 1) between the Internet and my WiFi router or 2) between the Internet and my laptop via the WiFi?  Is it better to plug-in my laptop into the router via an ethernet cable to do this test so as to make the test the “1” situation?  In considering the “2” situation, generally, what is a WiFi’s speed (assuming 4/4 signal strength bars) between the router and my laptop?

 

Thanks,

Richard

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