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How to test the speed of your internet

If your computer is running slow and specifically accessing the internet seems to be sluggish there is simple test you can do to see if you are getting the speed you are paying for.

Not to say the reason your internet is slow is because of your internet service provider, it could be for a number of reasons, such as wiring in your house or problems with your computer, but this is still a good indicator.

Speedtest Townsville Internet

A good way to go to see what sort of internet speed you are getting is to go to www.speedtest.net.

Here you can see your download speed (how fast your internet is getting from the internet) and your upload speed (how fast your internet is sending to the internet).

If you upload and download speed are inline with what you are paying for you might have some problems with your computer.

Problems affecting your internet speed could include:

  1. Computer viruses (Spyware, Malware, Adware) trying to access your connection or spy on you.
  2. A bad plug-in that adds itself to your web browser such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. It might be a legitimate plugin which as just not worked properly.
  3. Bad network driver or network card.
  4. Bad update.
  5. Antivirus interference.

If you are unable to work out what is happening with your internet connection and you would like a onsite free quote please give Townsville computers repairs Nerds.

A lot of internet problem can be resolved quite quickly and it doesn’t hurt to ask.

I have been repairing peoples internet for about 20 years now, before there was ADSL and before there was NBN.

Please call Ross Rudall on 0402 807 890 for a 100% free onsite no obligation quote!

 
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