Your broadband speed is how fast data is sent (uploaded) and received (downloaded) over your Internet connection. Our broadband speed test measures your throughput speed and your results will be displayed in Megabits per second (Mbps). The more Megabits your broadband can transfer per second, the faster your connection is and the more you can do online.
The way you set your router up, the devices you're using and even your furniture all play an important part in how much speed you can achieve, so before you run a speed test, here are a few things to consider.
Your router should be upright and facing towards you when you run the test. Put it on a table or shelf – never on the floor or in a cupboard - and make sure it’s not behind any furniture. Electrical appliances like microwaves and cordless phones can disrupt Wi-Fi signals, so it’s best to keep your router away from them if you can.Back
For more information about the most common causes for slow broadband speeds, take a look at our useful guide that explains what affects your broadband speed.
Run our two-minute test for your broadband. We'll measure the speed to your router and display your result in Megabits per second. Get help with understanding your result below.
Our broadband speed test measures your throughput speed and your results are displayed in Megabits per second (Mbps). The more Megabits your broadband can transfer per second, the faster your connection is and the more you can do online.
Here's how quickly you can download your favourite music, movies, games and TV shows, on average, depending on your result.
|Average throughput speed||Average download speed|
|77Mbps||6s||1min 29s||2min 46s||1hr 46min|
|152Mbps||2s||39s||1min 8s||59min 22s|
|525Mbps||Less than 1s||11s||22s||14min 5s|
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