Monday, 5 April 2010

Have you checked your speed today?

We often run a speed check on our Internet connection, usually through and especially when it seems to be slow, like today. There's not a lot one can do about it (except perhaps relax and wait for the US to go to bed...) but it's as well to know what the difference is between 'download speed' and 'upload speed'. The simple answer is: Upload is when you put some of your stuff like music files or picture files from your PC to the internet, while dowload is when you take files from the internet and download into your PC. There is a more thorough answer here.

1 comment:

Simon said...

I test mine regularly. Today it is Download 5.11 and upload 0.22. I find that SKYPE is difficult to use - we can hear the other party fine but they have difficulty hearing us. I wonder if this is because of slow upload speed.