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How to check broadband speed on a Mac

Find out the speed of your broadband on a Mac

How to check broadband speed on a Mac

If you want to learn how to check the speed of your broadband on a Mac, then you’re in luck as it really couldn’t be simpler. Here’s how to check broadband speed on a Mac. See also How to find out who provides broadband in your area.

How to check broadband speed on a Mac

The first thing that you need to know, is that when it comes to checking your broadband speed, it really doesn’t matter whether you are using a Mac or a PC. All you need is an web browser such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Chrome. It’s as simple as that and going to the right website. Take a look at 4G LTE rollout schedule in the UK.

How to check broadband speed on a Mac: Step one

When you are in the browser of your choice, go to the website www.speedtest.net.

How to check broadband speed on a Mac: Step two

Click on begin test. Give it about 20 seconds to do its stuff, and your results page should look something like this.

broadband speed on a Mac

That’s it. Told you it was simple. There is a slim chance that it won't work if you not have downloaded and installed Adobe Flash, as Macs do not come with this. Don’t panic though, if you don not have it, there will no doubt be a download link on in place of where the speed test should be. All you need to do is download, install and restart the browser. Failing that a simple 'Adobe Flash' Google search will point you in the direction of an easy download.

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