What does this test actually measure?
This connection tests how fast your computer can load a Web page from the 2Wire Website. It does not measure the speed of your ISP connection, but rather the speed at which the page is received and appears in your browser.
Modems are generally classified by the amount of data they can send in a given unit of time, usually expressed in bits per second (bit/s or bps).
Check Your Computer Download and Upload Speed HERE;
Use the three below computer ISP speed test to figure an average speed.
Why do other “bandwidth” meters give different results?
Bandwidth does not always mean the same thing. Other meters measure how fast your connection is able to find a requested Website, or how fast you can send and receive email.
How do I determine if my results are good or poor?
Your results should be consistent and should not change dramatically. If you receive inconsistent results, such as a high number then a low number, you may be experiencing a problem with your connection.
Check your ISP (Internet Service Provider) contract to make sure the speed you are paying for is the speed you are receiving.
Internet Connection Speed Comparison Chart
Dial-up Access: On demand access using a modem and regular telephone line (POT), 2400 bps to 56 Kbps.
Cable: Special cable modem and cable line required, 512 Kbps to 20 Mbps.
ADSL/DSL : Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Lin e- (ADSL is the same as DSL)
This technology uses the unused digital portion of a regular copper telephone line to transmit and receive information. ADSL is asymmetric since it receives at 6 to 8 Mbps per second but can only send data at 64 Kbps. A special modem and adapter card are required, 128 Kbps to 8 Mbps.
Wireless (LMCS) : Access is gained by connection to a high speed cellular like local multi-point communications system (LMCS) network via wireless transmitter/receiver, 30 Mbps or more.
Broadband over Power (BPL) : Uses existing electrical infrastructure to deliver broadband speeds using BPL “modems” 500Kbps to 3Mbps.
T3: Typically used for ISP to Internet infrastructure. It is 44.736 Mbps and uses optical fiber.