Five HTML5 apps to gauge your ISP’s speed
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Internet speed test apps have been around for a longrntime.Most of us have visited SpeedTest.net, SpeakEasy.net/SpeedTest, or our ISP’srnspeed test site at one time or another to check our bandwidth.However, most of those apps use Flash or Javarnapplets to conduct the speed testing.Inrnthe modern world of various platforms, only one solution will work on them all:rnHTML5.HTML5 is supported on all modernrnbrowsers — Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, andrnApple Safari, as well as many others u2013 which means your system doesn’t needrnanother piece of software to test your internet connection.
But despite this advantage, some HTML5 apps are not yet asrneffective as their Flash or Java counterparts.Here are five HTML5-based Internet speed test apps, some that perform,rnand some that do not.
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The standout feature is that it offers various serversrnaround the world, therefore providing the best results for a global user base. BandwidthrnPlace fares well as far as results. It’s comparable to the Flash and Javarntesting sites I’ve used for years.
HTML5 Speed Test
Open Speed Test
Unfortunately,rnduring testing, this app returned a wide variety of speed results, when otherrnapps were much more consistent
SpeedOf.Me has 44 worldwide servers near primary internetrnexchange points, which helps with accuracy. It is very consistent compared tornother apps on this list and to Flash- and Java-based apps. On the downside,rnSpeedOf.Me’s Start button is not easy to spot, being tucked down into therncorner.
This product’s best feature is the option torntest single-thread or multi-thread speeds, which simulates what many of thernFlash- and Java-based apps do. None of the other products on this list sharernspecifically whether they use single- or multi-thread testing, but thernimplication is that they offer only single-thread.