[How-To] Test your VOIP speed and quality

Obviously you can’t rely on the advertised “upto” 8mbps speed for your broadband connection and this is where you need services for figuring out your broadband speed. However, the buck doesn’t stop there. Having a good broadband speed doesn’t necessarily guarantee you a good VOIP connection. This is when you need to go for a test of your broadband speed and the VOIP quality.

Voiptest.org offers a comprehensive test which measures the quality and performance of Internet connections for Voice over IP usage by simulating real VoIP sessions between our server and your computer. It also performs the bandwidth test to/from our server. After the test you can see results and comments about your connection quality in percentage scale.

All you need to do in order to run the test is as follows

1.) Point your browser to www.voiptest.org

Voiptest.org

Voiptest.org

2.) Click on the button which says ” Click to start MySpeed”.

Voiptest speed results

Voiptest speed results

Voiptest summary page

Voiptest summary page

3.) Once the test is complete. The website generates an interesting report with all the results for the download speed, upload speed, quality of service, jitter and packet loss for your broadband connection.

Go ahead and figure out if your broadband bill is really worth it.

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Whats your broadband speed?

I usually get this question about the varying Broadband speed from many of my readers. The usual question goes like this

I am on a 512 kbps unlimited plan but still my download speed is not more than 64kbps 😦 . Do you have any clues. Is my ISP cheating? Where can i measure my actual broadband speed?

So here you go, The first thing to remember is that most of the ISP’s sell the speed as upto speed and not a guaranteed speed. Also, upto speed usually is not the speed we get most of the times. In such scenarios if you really wish to test your current internet speed, Speedtest.net is for you.

Speedtest.net is a broadband connection analysis tool with a huge selection of geographically dispersed testing servers. Speedtest.net measures the performance of your broadband connection. At the end of each test, you are presented with the download (the speed of data from the server to your computer) and upload (the speed of sending data from your computer to the server) bandwidth speeds. The tests are performed completely within your web browser over HTTP (just like normal web browsing).

Speed test results can be shared over the internet

Speedtest.net initially recommends a server based on what it thinks is the shortest physical distance between you and one of the servers. However, because the Internet does not operate in direct paths, this recommendation may not be ideal. To best utilize Speedtest.net, find the server that provides the fastest and most consistent results and set it as your preferred server.

Click here to visit Speedtest.net and carry out your tests.

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