OnlineNW Bandwidth Speed Test
What it does
This is a two-way test between our servers and your computer. It times how long it takes to stream a large image to your computer and back.
This requires a browser with Flash support. If you see the box to the right, just click the “Begin Test” button.
- For best results, ensure that no other computers, game consoles, mobile devices, or multimedia devices are using the connection during the test. Quite often, customers complain of lousy results, only to find out another device in the home is downloading music or videos.
- All browsers have a tendency to show slower upload bandwidth results, especially on higher-speed connections (20Mbps or higher).
- Some home routers will also skew test results. You may want to bypass the router if you are seeing unusually low numbers.
- Computers infected with malware or viruses often run slow. Often this will affect speed test results, especially if the machine is spreading its infection or sending spam. (If you suspect virus or malware, visit: PC Care Support »)
What does the speed test measure? This program tests how fast your computer can load data from and send it to OnlineNW’s server. It does not necessarily measure the speed of your connection, but rather the speed at which data is received and appears in your browser. This method is a quick evaluation of the throughput provided by our system at a given moment. It is by no means a comprehensive test of your Internet connection or computer’s Internet capabilities. Third party devices and software may affect results.
What doesn’t the speed test measure? This test does not indicate how fast you will always be able to connect to your favorite web site. It only measures the transmission of data across our network. From Lake Point on to the rest of the world, many factors will affect the speed at which you connect with your target website.