TestMy.net Review

A Review of TestMy.net, a Bandwith Testing Service

Screenshot of an Internet speed test at TestMy.net
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TestMy.net is an Internet speed test website that's been offering free bandwidth testing for almost 20 years!

The website isn't hard to use, works in all web browsers without the need for plugins, and offers stats about your bandwidth that you may not find in other speed tests.

Test Your Internet Speed with TestMy.net

The results of the speed tests at TestMy.net are displayed in a clear and easy to understand manner, making it simple to compare your results with other users of your ISP, people in your city, and other testers in your country.

More About TestMy.net

  • The website uses HTML5 to run its tests instead of Flash or Java, meaning you can use it on both desktop and mobile web browsers
  • TestMy.net gathers the results of everyone's speed tests at their database page which you can use this to see the users, ISPs, cities, and countries with the fastest speeds, as well as tests that were most recently performed
  • You can run an upload or download test only, or combine the two with the Auto Test
  • Servers used by TestMy.net are located in North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe; you can set any of the servers as your default one, or use some or all of them with the Multithread Speed Test
  • The sample size of the file used to test the download and upload bandwidth can be set to a custom size, up to 200 MB and 100 MB, respectively
  • Results can be saved in text form, to your computer as a PNG image file, accessed via a unique URL, and exported to a CSV file
  • The Mercury Speed Tests page lets you test the connection between your network and any website of your choosing

Pros

  • Uses HTML5 for more reliable testing
  • Not affiliated with an ISP
  • Results are easy to read and understand
  • Historical results can be saved to your online user account

Cons

  • Not nearly as graphically appealing as similar sites

    My Thoughts on TestMy.net

    First and foremost, please know that it's super-important that TestMy.net uses HTML5 to run its speed tests.

    The benefit to this method, which SpeedOf.Me also uses, over websites that use Flash or Java, like Speedtest.net, is not only that it can be used on mobile devices that don't support those plugins, but also that there is no buffering between the browser and the plugin.

    When buffering occurs, the results aren't going to be as accurate as a direct browser-based speed test, which is what is offered here. See HTML5 vs Flash Internet Speed Tests: Which is Better? for more.

    TestMy.net makes it very clear that they aren't associated with any particular service provider. A speed test provided by an ISP could be providing intentionally altered results, reflecting the bandwidth speed you think you're paying for. This definitely is not true for all ISP speed tests, but it's possible that something like that could happen.

    After I ran my own speed test, I was able to see at what percentage faster or slower my bandwidth was than the average user of my service provider as well as the average user in my country.

    All the statistics provided by TestMy.net are 100% human-readable, meaning you don't need to compare charts and graphs to understand how your speeds rank.

    Test Your Internet Speed with TestMy.net