Speedtest® Knowledge Base

Welcome to the Speedtest Knowledge Base, a resource to help you learn more about how Speedtest works and other related internet topics. Use the guide below to navigate to the topic area that’s of most interest and don’t forget to check back regularly as we continue to provide new information. Thanks for using Speedtest!

Frequently Asked Questions

We keep note of the questions our users frequently pose about using and understanding Speedtest. If you have a question that needs answering, there is a good chance you’ll find what you seek in our FAQs.

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The internet can be a pretty technical place. Here you’ll find information that breaks down all that terminology and jargon so you can get back to browsing.

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Internet Test Methods

A number of different measurement methodologies exist for assessing internet speed and performance. This handy guide will give you the info you need to understand the pros and cons of each, including our approach at Ookla®.

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If you’ve always wondered what’s the best gear for your internet setup, look no further. Speedtest Guides can help you find the best and fastest VPNs, the fastest routers and more. Learn what our team looks for when choosing the best equipment for gaming, working from home or getting the best speeds from your non-gigabit connection.

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