How do you measure their reading speed

Speedmeter.de is a modern DSL test for analyzing your internet speed. Do you find that your internet connection is too slow or are you just curious how fast you are traveling? The Speedmeter.de speed test is perfect for a quick check!

Speedmeter.de measures the current speed of your internet connection to the server closest to you (we have almost 5000 servers worldwide). The download (the speed at which data is downloaded from the Internet to your computer), upload (the speed at which data is sent to the Internet from your computer), connection test (maximum number of connections per minute that your computer can establish) and the ping (Delay between your request and a response from the Internet) measured.

All tests are carried out completely within your browser via HTTP (TCP) using HTML 5 and do not require any additional software or Adobe Flash.

It doesn't matter how you are connected to the Internet - all LTE, UMTS, GPRS, ISDN, DSL, VDSL or cable connections can be tested.

The speed test from Speedmeter.de reliably determines the real internet speed

Does the data line to the Internet keep what your provider promises? Are you curious or do you think the speed is too slow? Measuring the speed with the speed test provides you with clarity quickly and reliably. Also test your mobile internet connection with your smartphone and tablet. Whether DSL or fiber optics, UMTS, HSPA or LTE - our speed test reliably reveals the transmission speeds.

How does the speed test work?

The tests run completely on your computer in the browser. And that without additional software. The Speedmeter.de service uses three nearby servers to determine the speed of the Internet connection.

The meaning of the measured values

The transmission performance in the download is decisive for normal Internet use. This is the data that you download from the network - "normal" Internet use. The upload stands for the data that you upload from your computer to the Internet. In the private sector, this mainly occurs when using cloud services. Connects indicate how many connections can be made at the same time. The rule here is: more is better. The ping describes the response delay. This is especially interesting for gamers - smaller values ​​are better.

How reliable is measuring with the speed tests?

The test is always a snapshot, the results depend on many factors. For example, your smartphone connects to the nearest radio mast, the capacity there is limited and is shared among all connected devices. Much more people around you use the Internet during the day than at night. In order to determine the maximum speed, you should therefore also run the tests after 11 p.m. and compare the values ​​that were measured. Stay close to the router when connecting via WiFi. Of course, the speed check via LAN cable to the router is ideal.

Speed ​​test: What data transfer rates can you expect with DSL, cable and the like?

The maximum possible speed for data transmission on the Internet depends on the type of connection, tariff and provider. The following overview provides information about the theoretical maximum speeds of the connection types in the speed tests in the download:

  • ISDN: 64 Kbit / s
  • DSL 1000 to 16000: 1024 to 16384 Kbit / s
  • VDSL: max. 50 Mbit / s or 100 Mbit / s
  • Cable: max. Up to 500 Mbit / s
  • Fiber optic cable: max. Up to 1 Gbit / s

The following technologies for internet connection are available in the mobile sector:

  • GPRS: max. 55 Kbit / s
  • EDGE: max. 220 Kbit / s
  • UMTS: max 384 Kbit / s
  • HSPA: max. 7.2 or 14 Mbit / s
  • HSPA +: 42 Mbit / s
  • LTE: max. 50 or 100 or 500 Mbit / s


DSL, cable or LTE tips: Who needs which tariffs on the Internet?

As a rule, 16 Mbit / s is sufficient for the download, which corresponds to the fast DSL connection. You can also stream a video in HD quality without long waiting times and use your apps comfortably. Power users should only be happy at 50 Mbit / s or more. Large downloads and high-resolution videos are also possible at the same time. Depending on availability and region in Germany, the bandwidth with LTE can be greater. Remember: the speed does not only depend on your connection, many servers limit the download speed per visitor. These server settings ensure a stable connection.

Faster connections such as cables, fiber optics and LTE are still interesting in Germany, especially for faster uploads or 4k videos. Are you uploading private photos, videos and other data to the cloud? Then you benefit from the faster connection and save time.

Start our speed test now and check the results.