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Our handy broadband speed test makes it quick and easy to check the speed of your connection.
The two main factors which can affect speed are
- the speed coming down the cable into your property from outside
- and the WiFi signal within your home.
To get the most accurate result you should connect your computer directly to your modem with an Ethernet cable.
We also recommend restarting your modem to ensure all WiFi devices have disconnected successfully before running the test.
Check out our step by step guides with lots of information on how to boost speeds, check connections and improve wifi.
Learn more about our superfast broadband bundles.
Understanding your speed test resultsDownload refers to the speed with which you can receive content from the Internet. This means how quickly you can download a track/song, view a YouTube video clip, etc.
Upload refers to the speed with which you can send content. This could be sending an email, uploading photos to a website or filling out a web order form.
Latency refers to the delay in the amount of time it takes information to transfer to your computer over the web. For example, sending an email or posting a status update on Facebook.
More information on how you can improve your broadband speed by optimising certain settings can be found in our broadband speed and connection tips section.
Check if you can upgrade to superfast eirFibre broadband on our eirFibre Rollout Map.