Does your internet speed feels slower than what your ISP promised? Well then you can easily find out if you are being cheated by running an internet speed test. Even if the ISP is providing you the promised speed, some error in your settings or a faulty equipment at your end can result in a slower connection.
There are a lot of tools to test your internet speed out there. But here we a going to talk about the one from internetspeedtest.org. They have a quite simple tool to test the internet speed. The test does not take long and is simple enough for everyone to use. Running the test will give you your upload and download speed. You do not get detailed reports, but that is a trade-off for being simple enough for everyone to use.
I addition to the test, they also have a good collection of articles related to increasing the performance of computers. You might want to check these out as well.
As an incentive, they are also offering a free download of Uniblue SpeedUpMyPC after you have done a speed test. The free offer is valid till the end of September. When I tried to download it though I got a message that the offer has been temporary suspended. So, I cannot comment on that application. You might want to try it out if its working again.
This article is sponsored by internetspeedtest.org.