How do I know the internet speed on a PC?

7 Answers

  • 10 months ago
  • 10 months ago

    Go to google

    Type "internet speed test" into the search.

    A speed test be at the top of the results to test your download/upload speeds.

  • 10 months ago

    It's not necessarily the speed for the PC, but best speed among the components between you & the server... or whatever the weakest connection can support.

    Under the simplest network configuration (PC -> Router -> Modem / ISP -> Rest of World), the common choke points in order will be...

    1) Router via WiFi (as WiFi bandwidth is broken up among all connected devices)

    2) Router via wired, if running a WiFi v4 (802.11n) router -- Most are limited to 100 Mbps (instead of 1 Gbps that v5 / ac & v6 / ax support)

    3) Modem / ISP -- Unless you're paying for the highest tier option, this will be the typical choke point

    4) Rest of World / connected server -- It's possible that the server your connecting to may not have as much bandwidth as you, which limits the speed.

    For your computer, the maximum internet speed it supports will be based on the WiFi & Ethernet cards...

    * On Ethernet, it typically maxes out at 1 Gbps (125 MBps) for most consumer-grade cards.  High-end cards will support 10 Gbps (1.25 GBps), but these are fairly rare & very expensive.

    * On WiFi, modern computers will typically run on v5 standard (802.11ac) that can max out at 3.0 Gbps on the high band (5.0 Ghz), but newer high-end systems will likely have v6 (802.11ax) card that can support up to 11.0 Gbps on the high band.  HOWEVER, it requires you to have the best multi-antenna array on the card & MIMO enabled on the router.

    As mentioned above, your ISP will be the greatest limiting factor.  The typical highest tier is usually 1 Gbps (1000 Mbps), but the lower tiers will drop this down further (closer to 100 Mbps on average).  Most affordable tiers may go as down to 10 Mbps & the lowest tiers may go as low as 128 Kbps (0.125 Mbps).

    The best option to check your connection speed would be to visit & select the closest server to give you the most optimal testing conditions.

    Hope this helps!

  • 10 months ago

    You can use and a myriad of other Internet speed testing websites

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  • User
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

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  • 10 months ago

    You can find several versions of a "speed test".

    I haven't used one in a long time,

    so I don't remember the exact names of them.

  • Rick
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Verizon has an internet speed test, look-it-up ..........

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