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You should not run the test only over the WiFi connection

by by MySpeed Welcome to your MySpeed by ToHsoft

The WiFi connection is, of course, so convenient. But when it comes to measuring the speed of your internet network, it’s better to run the test over a wired connection as it will reflect the actual speed more accurately. Do you know that the WiFi signal strength can be affected by many different factors? That’s true! This is because the WiFi signal is transmitted through the air, the factors such as walls, building materials, physical objects, the position of the router, the distance between your devices and the router, the wireless interference, … can all affect the strength of WiFi signal. Therefore, it’s so hard for you to measure the full speed of your connection if you just perform speed tests over the wireless internet connection.

Close unnecessary programs running on your computer before starting the test

Unnecessary applications or programs, particularly the bandwidth-consuming programs running on your computer while you are performing speed tests on a desktop can affect the accuracy of the results. So, make sure that no unnecessary programs are running in the background of your computer before starting the test.

A few things to know when running a speed test on desktop

Speed test on desktop: Run the test on reliable speed test sites

We all know that there are a lot of speed test tools and speed test services available on the internet right now. With a very quick search, there will be so many suggestions on speed test tools for you. But of course, you should just choose speed test sites or tools that are popular and truly reliable.

Among reliable speed tests out there, speedtest.net powered by Ookla is definitely the most popular speed test tool. It’s also the top choice for users to check internet speed. Along with speedtest.net, fast.com powered by Netflix, a test of.me, testmy.net, or speedtest.googlefiber.com by Google Fiber, … are also reliable speed tests that you should try.

Additionally, it’s recommended to run the speed test on different speed test sites or speed test tools so that you can compare to see if there are big differences between the results produced by different test sites.

A few things to know when running a speed test on desktop

Running internet speed test results is so easy, convenient, and free. Everything you need to do to measure the performance of your internet connection is to access a speed testing site and follow the instruction to begin the test. Then the results will be shown on your screen within seconds. Of course, running speed tests on a desktop or mobile device is just as simple as that. But in fact, different factors can affect the accuracy of your speed test results, so it’s not exaggerated to say that performing the speed tests the right way is not really easy. Right below here are a few things to know when running a speed test on desktop, check them out now!

Running internet speed tests is so easy, convenient, and free

Others

Together with things mentioned right above, there are still other things you should know when running a speed test on a desktop to ensure the accuracy of the test.

You should not run the test when other devices in your household are connected to the network at once. This is because the speed of your internet network tends to be slower when different devices are using the same network at the same time. So, if you run the test that way, it’s hard to get accurate results.

Similarly, you should not run the test only on peak hours. It’s better and more accurate if you run the test on both peak and off-peak hours so that you can compare the results as well as see a more complete picture of your internet connection, …

Conclusion

Well, running speed tests seems so easy but when it comes to running the test the right way to ensure the accuracy of the tests, it sounds quite complicated, right? There is one thing we need to tell you that all the things and tips mentioned above are just some basic things and there are still other factors that might affect your test. But after all, we hope that this article and the information it provided here are useful to you.

Also see: online internet connection speed test

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Created on Nov 23rd 2020 03:18. Viewed 119 times.

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