Speedtest by Ookla

Boost your wireless connection speed with this application that measures tour up and down load speeds

  • Category:

    Networking software

  • Works under:

    Windows 10

  • Also available for:

    Mac

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    4.1 (10)

Test the speed of your Internet connection.

Speedtest by Ookla is a small Windows 10 app that lets you accurately measure the speed of your Internet connection. If you've ever wondered how fast the Internet at home or at the office truly is, this app can give you some answers.

The program is developed by Ookla, a trusted name in Internet speed testing. They run a website that lets users test their Internet connection speed right in their browser, in addition to providing apps for mobile devices running Android and iOS. Their Internet speed testing service is very reliable and has received praise from numerous technology websites. It's used every day both by individuals, as well as professionals like IT technicians and network administrators to test Internet connection speeds. The app can be quite useful if you're trying to diagnose a network problem that is slowing your connection down.

Ookla also keeps information about average speeds offered by various Internet providers and common Internet speeds in specific countries. This lets you know quickly how your network measures up to others. Users can also leave a star rating about their Internet provider to show others how satisfied they are with the speed of their connection.

The Speedtest by Ookla works by connecting to a server close to your location and measuring download, upload and ping speeds. You can test the speed of your connection in less than half a minute. The program allows you to save your results, which can be useful if you want to compare the speeds of various networks or if you want to see how the speed of your Internet connection is affected by congestion that happens at certain times of the day.

While the app is quite convenient, it doesn't offer much over Ookla's web-based speed test, except the ability to save and compare results. If you only want to test the speed of your connection once, you might be happy with simply using the website. Another downside to this app is that it only supports Windows 10 and doesn't run on other versions of the operating system.

Pros

  • Lets you quickly test the speed of your Internet connection
  • Provides data on ping, download and upload speeds
  • Powered by Ookla, a trusted name in Internet speed testing
  • Lets you save speed test results

Cons

  • Only works with Windows 10
  • Offers most of the same functions as the web-based version

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