Friday, 5 January 2007

How fast are you?

Your broadband provider has told you the speed you are getting but are they telling the truth. Broadband speed checkers are commonplace, but a new one makes it much easier for novice web users to visualise the speed of their connection.
Simply log on to Speedtest.net and select your local server then look in the "download" box for the speed.

The techie way

For a more accurate speed try out Bandwith Speed Test. It does a similar test to Speedtest.net but as it is downloading a real file as opposed to a test file, it actually looks at how your broadband and firewall interact.