Broadband speed test uncovered with Top10.com
08/25/2010

Top10.com –the UK’s leading comparison site for broadband and mobile phones – have a brand new broadband speed test in place to help customers search for the fastest and most reliable Internet connections in their area.

Online PR News – 25-August-2010 – – Top10.com –the UK’s leading comparison site for broadband and mobile phones – have a brand new broadband speed test in place to help customers search for the fastest and most reliable Internet connections in their area.

The free-to-use speed testing service allows customers to analyse their broadband speed in seconds via every type of broadband connection including, ADSL, cable/fibre optic and mobile broadband.

The dedicated broadband speed test is simply a guide for customers to locate the best broadband provider that will suit their needs and requirements. Sometimes the broadband speed test may not be entirely accurate due to various factors which could get in the way.

Before you conduct the broadband speed test ensure that your;

• Wireless router is easily accessible to the computer you are conducting the test on. Wireless broadband connections work on radio waves that transmit signals to and from the computer and wireless router. Walls and furniture may affect your broadband speed so make sure nothing is in the way of you and your broadband connection.

• Your network coverage is important especially when it comes to mobile broadband. If you are out and about and on the go then you will find weak spots where your Internet connection is poor. Analyse the places you regularly visit and check the speed of your connection across these areas. Broadband speed tests are better carried out on a static computer as opposed to being on a train or bus.

• Broadband network congestion is an important thing to consider especially if you are on an ADSL network. Evening is usually the busiest time that people access the Internet and you may find your broadband speed suffers because of this.

To ensure you get the best possible broadband speed test result Top10.com advise their customers that they don’t download anything via the PC/laptop while conducting the test, they shut down any of the software that uses the Internet such as music download sites and MSN, they shut down any other computers that access the wireless network and ensure that all the broadband cables are properly connected or if it is a wireless router make sure they are as close as possible – ideally 10 metres away. When testing a mobile broadband connection while on the move; via a dongle or laptop for example, the customer needs to be stationary and have full signal.

The broadband speed test works by downloading and uploading packets of data sent to our UK servers via ‘pings.’ The rate at which these data packets are sent and received will determine a person’s broadband speed they are receiving.

For more information about broadband speed test and to conduct your free test, visit Top10.com today. The website has a fantastic array of broadband deals which suit a customer’s needs and requirements. Whatever you are looking for http://www.Top10.com can guarantee that each visitor will find a broadband package to suit their Internet usage.