Google’s Internet Speed Test

I saw a post on reddit recently that referred to Google’s Internet speed test.

Here’s the URL to run it:

https://www.google.com/search?q=check+internet+speed

Here’s the result from my ThinkPad X201 running 802.11n.

That didn’t seem as fast as I expected so I tried Google Fiber’s Internet speed test. Here’s the URL to run it:

http://speedtest.googlefiber.net/

That’s more like it. Then I tried Netflix’s Internet speed test. Here’s the URL to run it:

https://fast.com/

So I was on a roll. I tried Ookla’s Internet speed test. Here’s the URL to run it:

http://www.speedtest.net/

And Comcast’s Internet speed test. Here’s the URL to run it:

http://speedtest.xfinity.com/

Four out of five can’t be wrong. Google’s Internet speed test is reporting about half of the actual speed.

Originally published at blog.benmoore.info on January 9, 2017.

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