Free Internet Speed Test

Discover how fast your internet connection is with EarthLink’s free internet speed test. Whether you need seamless streaming, gaming, or video conferencing, our speed test will help you determine if your current home internet service is up to the task.

Test Your Internet Speed

Understand your internet speed test results

Make sense of your speed test results by understanding the following metrics:
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    Download speed: How much data can be downloaded per second (important for streaming, video conferencing, and gaming)

  • 2

    Upload speed: How fast data can be sent to the server (essential for sending large email attachments, live video

  • 3

    Latency (ping): The time it takes to send signals to a server and receive a response (lower latency means better performance)

  • 4

    Test server location: The closer the server, the faster your internet

  • 5

    Retransmissions: Occur when network congestion causes data (packets) to be dropped (lower retransmission rates result in fewer connection issues)

By analyzing these metrics, you can identify if you have high latency or network latency issues and make the necessary adjustments to improve your internet experience.

Why test your internet speed?

A fast and reliable internet connection is essential in today’s modern world.

By testing your internet speed, you can find out if your current connection supports your needs, identify any device-specific or connection issues, and make informed decisions about upgrading your internet plan. You'll also be able to optimize your Wi-Fi setup for better coverage and performance.

When to test your internet speed

Run our free internet speed test when:

  • You're experiencing a slow connection
  • Troubleshooting device-specific issues
  • Evaluating the performance of your internet service provider
  • Setting up new devices on your network
  • Assessing your Wi-Fi coverage and identifying dead zones

Testing your internet speed regularly can help you detect any changes in your connection, such as increased latency or reduced bandwidth, and make necessary improvements.


Why high-speed internet matters

Nobody wants slow internet. But why do you need high-speed internet?

Faster internet speeds means faster streaming, better gaming, and uninterrupted video calls. Level up to the ultimate internet experience with speed symmetry for balanced download and upload speeds, improved productivity and remote work experience, and better support for multiple devices and Wi-Fi connections.

With high-speed internet, you can reduce latency and enhance all your favorite activities online.

Take it from the internet experts – speed matters

At EarthLink, we know how important reliable and fast internet connections are. Our experienced team is here to help you find the best internet speed and plan for your budget, needs, devices, and household.

Call today, and our internet experts will walk you through our best internet plans, ranging from speeds of 100 Mbps to 5 Gigs. EarthLink offers several different connection types, including:

Fiber Internet

Get speeds up to 5 Gigs and harness internet at the speed of light thanks to EarthLink’s advanced fiber optic cable network.

Wireless Home Internet

Tap into the speeds of your local 5G and 4G LTE cellular networks with ease and customize the perfect plan for your data use and wallet.

Satellite Internet

Get reconnected with the rest of the world with EarthLink Satellite Internet with faster speeds and more availability with the country’s largest rural internet provider.

Get the fastest internet with EarthLink

EarthLink is committed to providing the fastest internet speeds available to our customers. Our fiber optic internet plans deliver lightning-fast download and upload speeds, as well as reduced latency for a seamless online experience.

Experience the difference of EarthLink’s high-speed internet for yourself.

Test your internet speed today and unlock the full potential of your online activities with EarthLink. From streaming and gaming to remote work and beyond, our free internet speed test will help you determine if your current home internet service can keep up.

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