Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Faster and Slower Networks

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Faster and Slower Networks

The latest research from Akamai Technologies indicates the U.S. has about the 17th fastest Internet service in the world. But there's more to the story. For an overview of the basics, see Introduction to Computer Network Speed. Then check out the below.

Bradley Mitchell
Wireless/Networking Expert
How to Check Network Connection Speed
The speed of computer networks varies widely depending on how they are built and being used. Do you know how to check the speed of your network connection? Your computer might say 54 Mbps, or 100 Mbps, but these are usually not the correct answers! Read more... .
How Slow Your Network Can Go (and Still Be Usable)

To judge whether your network is fast enough, consider bandwidth requirements of the different applications you use, factor in how much the network is utilized by others, and compare to the rated capabilities of your equipment and Internet service. Read more... .

Tips for Troubleshooting Slow Home Internet Connections
This checklist describes common causes for slow Internet connections from homes. A poor-performing connection can be caused by broadband router configuration issues, wireless interference, or any of several other technical issues with your home network. Follow these steps to diagnose slow Internet connections.Read more... .
Top Internet Speed Test Services
An Internet speed test measures the network bandwidth (and sometimes latency) of your connection by using sample data files and test Web servers. You can use a speed test service to measure your download speeds and verify the Internet service provider is supplying you the expected amount of bandwidth. These tools can also help you measure the results of any performance enhancements (tweaks) you may make to your network setup. Read more...  .
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