Home Support Centre Broadband How do I measure my speed?

How do I measure my speed?

The Chorus Speed Test provides an estimate of your home broadband speed at a particular point in time. Read our tips and take a look at the video below to learn about doing a speed test at your place.

Before you test

When you’re ready to give it a go at home, here’s our suggestions on how to get the most accurate result:

  • Make sure nobody else is online
  • Use an Ethernet cable to plug a computer into your modem (you can purchase them from most electronics retailers)
  • Choose a speed test server that is hosted by your broadband provider in the nearest city to you (you can select your preferred server in the settings tab of speedtest.net)
  • Try different speed test providers or servers as results can vary depending on how the test is carried out.

Learn more: how to test your broadband speed

The Internet is an ecosystem so there are a number of factors that can affect your browsing speed at any one time. The same speed test can tell you how fast your home wifi is going too. Just do the test from a wifi connected device instead.

Learn more: find out how to improve your home wifi

If you’re not sure what connection you have, take a look at our broadband checker to find out what connection you’re on now and what options are available at your place. Getting better broadband is always a great way to start improving your online experience.