Now a days, we have different kind of Internet connections like Wireless 3G, Broadband, Cable etc. Internet speed test will show you the current speed for download and upload, and based on that stat, you can check whether your ISP (Internet Service Provider) is giving claimed speed or not. If you are going for 3.1 Mbps connection claimed by your ISP, then you may or may not get that much speed in your area or on your computer. You should check that how much speed you are getting and then only you can talk to your ISP about the speed issue.
[ad id='9' style='float:left;margin:10px 10px 10px 0']Most of the time I use Speedtest to know the current download and upload speed on my computer. Speedtest automatically detects the nearest server to begin the test. In my case, as you can see the nearest server shown in Mumbai, India. That may change for your test. Now you need to hit the Begin Test button to start the Internet Speed Test. Now the result page will show you the download and upload speed and that will also show you some estimated download / upload time for a pre-defined sized file.
Update – iPhone App is also available for Speedtest, that means you can check your Wi-Fi speed or wireless Internet speed as well.
There are few more services to perform this kind of task. For example, you may try InternetFrog to perform Internet speed test. This service also classifies the connection in slow, medium and Broadband speed.
Now you know where you have to go to test the Internet connection speed and download and upload estimated time for that speed.