One of the first things we do when the internet connection is fluctuating is to run a speed test. An internet speed test shows you the download and upload speed that your device is getting at that moment. The test also helps you measure the latency. While there are several websites and apps that help you perform this test, the one offered by Google is one of the easiest to access.
Open Google.com on any internet browser on your smartphone, PC or tablet.
Search ‘Run Speed Test’ using the search bar.
In the search results, you will be able to see a ‘Internet speed test’ dialogue box. “Check your Internet speed in under 30 seconds. The speed test usually transfers less than 40 MB of data, but may transfer more data on fast connections.” the dialogue box reads. Click on the RUN SPEED TEST button right below the box.
Once you press the button, you will be able to see a pop-up where Google will show you the results.
It is worth noting that M-Lab conducts the test and publicly publishes all test results to promote internet research. Published information includes your IP address and test results, but doesn’t include any other information about you as an internet user.
It should reduce the data transfereed