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Speed test

Check your current broadband speed

Broadband speed test

Test your broadband speed

Connect to a wired ethernet connection before testing your speed.

Types of broadband available at your location

Take a look at the types of broadband and speeds you can get with Vodafone.

Important things to know

For the most reliable test result, use an Ethernet cable to connect to your router. This prevents your result from being influenced by your Wi-Fi performance.

This beta test does not require Adobe Flash.

Remember - your broadband speed will vary depending on how far you are from our router (if you are testing over Wi-Fi) and how many other people are using your network. The speed of your broadband connection is the theoretical maximum, and not a guaranteed speed.

Definitions

The data transfer rate used in speed tests is normally megabits per second. This is shown as Mbit/s or Mbps. You want to be as close to the theoretical maximum that you can achieve for your connection type.

Download

The maximum speed (measured in megabits per second) data can be sent to your computer.

Packet Loss

The percentage of units of data that are lost whilst travelling from source to destination.

Upload

The maximum speed (measured in megabits per second) data from your computer can be sent to the network.

Your IP

The address used to send data between your computer and the network. I.P. stands for Internet Protocol

Latency

The amount of time (milliseconds) it takes a unit of data to travel from source to destination.

ADSL

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, which has a theoretical maximum speed of 24Mbps

VDSL

Very high speed Digital Subscriber Line, which has a theoretical speed of 70Mbps over Chorus lines

FTTH

FTTH stands for Fibre To The Home. This means that the Fibre network reaches your property

FTTN

FTTN stands for Fibre To The Node. This means that the Fibre network reaches a street cabinet

Fibre

Fibre broadband uses fibre optic technology to deliver your data much faster than standard copper lines. Fibre has a theoretical maximum speed of 1Gbps. Real world speeds are likely to measure over 900Mbps

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