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What's Your Internet Speed?

molly_struve profile image Molly Struve (she/her) ・1 min read

Time to bust out the speed tests!!! How many bytes are you sending up and pulling down right now? One great option to help you find out is speedtest.net but there are also many more.

Bonus points if you want to show off the hardware you are using to get those speeds πŸ˜‰


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screenshot of a 680Mbps speed test on fast.com

We get Virgin Media FTTH (Fiber to the Home), we only pay for 500Mbps so I am pretty happy with this speed. Also, 1Gbps+ is not available at the moment in my area.

We running two Netgear nighthawk R8000 routers, one as a primary router the other as an access point. Also, we about to install a new 16 port gigabit ethernet switch.


You're definitely winning this competition!! :D


Yeah my download speed is impressive, I only get 40Mbps upload.
There has to be others on DEV that has faster a internet connection.

forgot to mention this was over AC Wi-Fi 5Ghz


Oof! This is why I wanted to do this bc I think more people struggle with internet access and speed than many of us devs think and account for when we are designing websites


I do get my fair share of dumbly long lode times for websites, even dev takes about 3 to 5 seconds to load.


I’m sorry it doesn’t count, as it’s not in English.
Only joking, hahaha. I can’t wait for 1Gbps up and down. Tbh



Internet at my office. To be fair I tweaked the parallel connection options in fast.com to 64.

The screenshot below is the one with default fast.com options:



Slow enough to make Speedtest By Ookla crash.

Less than 30kBps average.

Internet of Everything sucks hard for us.


Where are you based? That's awful 😞


France, where only big cities may achieve decent internet speed.

Sadly, big cities aren't even half the country.


200 Mbit/s down, 11 Mbit/s up
I'm paying for 100 Mbit/s, but since fiber to the home is being advertised in my area, my current carrier is giving me double the bandwidth for download to keep me as a customer.

My current connection uses coaxial cables. It's basically reused cable tv cables, and that's also why it works downstream much better than upstream.


I have 2.5mgbs on a GOOD day. Most of the time it hangs between 1 and 2.

And yes, this is part of the reason you can see my with my laptop at the nearest Tim Hortons trying to get something downloaded/uploaded. πŸ˜‚


For LA this is pretty fast, but some of these, wow. its Starry internet (recommended, love it, if you're lucky enough to be in the coverage area). if you want 2 free months, here ya go: starry.com/r/sjny7h

(meanwhile i just figured out how to embed on dev.to)


Well, I live here: goo.gl/maps/1j2PiUjw843qMii77
So, it's hard to get cool internet connections (and affordable, not expensive af). The higher that we can have is 8mbps/s. Here at home we have less than 1mbp. Speedtest says 0.31mbps/s. And that's when it is working good!


omg it looks like I have the lowest internet speed connection of this thread πŸ˜‚


I pull around 920/920 at both my house and apartment, both with CenturyLink Gigabit Fiber. I also have about 5ms latency between the two locations, with file sever in one, and my workstation in another. Is freaking GREAT!

An FYI for those testing, if you have internet in this speed class, don't test using a web browser, as the browser will be the bottleneck. SpeedTest.net has an official Windows 10 native app, and that is significantly more optimized for CPU and NIC usage.



Gigabit fiber is nice, fast enough that my cheap home router can't keep up.


πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ we have that at home and nothing beats wiring into it πŸ˜ƒ


Time to build your own Linux router!


AT&T gigabit fiber in Cary, NC. AT&T finally rolled out fiber to us when Google Fiber was announced for the RTP area. However depending on where you live here in NC you might still just get crappy DSL! Some of the team prefers to live a bit further from the office instead of near a city, they get a beautiful view from their house but otherwise they suffer :)

I'm using the "switch trick" to remove AT&T's device entirely from the network; replaced it with a netgear R7000 running OpenWRT 19.07 snapshot.

The switch trick is where you put a switch between the PON ONT where the FTTH terminates and the NAT router you got from AT&T.

You plug in the AT&T NAT router device so it authenticates to the network, then you unplug it and switch the cable over to whatever device you like (as long as it's configured to spoof the AT&T device's MAC address).

The AT&T device gives me a "speed test" of over 800mbps, whereas the R7000 is limited to less since openwrt doesn't use any of the proprietary broadcom hardware acceleration.

However the R7000 still pushes over 400mbps, which is more than any real-world wifi device will do, so wifi is still the limiting factor.

Also, the R7000 running openwrt uses a plain linux network stack, which is more stable than AT&T's device. I don't have to worry about lost or reset TCP connections, or weird VPN issues -- the connection is rock solid.

If I really needed more speed I could swap out the R7000 with a more powerful (but hopefully still fanless) system.

I don't use the R7000 for wifi, instead I have an Amplifi HD device connected to it to do wifi. The Amplifi will push 400mbit in real world wifi conditions, which is nifty :)


Mine is currently 4mbps as Fibre to Home only became available a month ago in my area and I'm moving in any case.

It's a very important topic actually.

When you're designing a website to load fast on 500mbps, but I'm viewing it on a 4mbps or slower line, things could get really frustrating.


Internet in Australia is shite. I pay for two internet connections and "load balance" them on my router:

  1. ADSL
  2. 4G dongle

Each connection through my router has a 50-50 chance of opening on either connection. This makes it impractical to test the throughput through a single service like Fast.com. I also log my router usage to InfluxDB/Grafana.

6 months of my download speeds averaged over 30s:

The max speed I saw was 9.88 MB/sec (~79 Mbits).


I have Gigabit Ethernet with Verizon FIOS but don't get gigabit speeds πŸ˜‰


Here's the speed test photo.

And I also have 23 devices on my network so my speeds vary.


6.9 Mbps download | 340Kbps upload

This is on a hotspot connection using a Redmi Note 7 Pro with an Airtel data connection. Right now my BSNL broadband connection is not working, on that I get around 1.5 to 2 Megabits/second. While downloading with the BSNL connection it shows around 150-240 kilobytes/second. The BSNL connection is through a D-Link DSL-2750U router.


I used to live in a village with 0.5Mbps download but moved into a town about 2 miles away and now get 70Mbps πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ


Here’s my current speed. For hardware, I’m using the Google Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System with 3 pucks positioned in my house for the best connection.


Internet Speed Test Results


I don't get fancy speeds above 40Mbits in my area (old infrastructure) and the max upload speed I have ever gotten over cable and phone line is 3Mbits.

I switched to a cellular internet with a TPlink router that accepts SIM cards, and I get 15-20Mbits both down and up.


Talk of Gigabit 🏎speeds coming to my area soon! Fingers crossed for that 🀞🏻

SpeedTest Results


From my hotel room in Dublin a couple of days ago!
Speed test run in Dublin Ireland shows 32.1 Mbps download and 10.5 Mbps upload


Oh damn, my internet connection is so slow that i don't even want to share the speed... :(

theoretical: 16MBit


I only have like 100 Mbps down. Most of my friends in this area are around 1000, but I'm stuck with just one provider options. 😭


I use speed.measurementlab.net to measure my speed and here’s my current connection in spain:



I’m more interested in what is needed for development. I get 60/10 and it is plenty enough for me.

Anyone with a low speed find it hinders them?


Depends on your job. If you're a video editor, you could be more productive with fatter pipes.

For most of us, fatter pipes just mean you'll spend 15 seconds fetching dependencies vs 5 seconds. Or 1 minute for pulling down data for analysis vs 20 seconds.


basic TV and internet at ~6mb/s for almost 90€ ! Welcome in Belgium...


fast.com screenshot

Spectrum internet here in Brooklyn, NY.


for around USD 30.00 per month in Nairobi.


Hello bro which network pliz.i am looking for that connection speed.nichanue pliz niko nairobi.rich me on 0703288765 pliz


In Indonesia
ISP: First Media
DOWNLOAD: 46.79 Mbps
UPLOAD: 15.731 Mbps


Mine is 9.66Mbps Download and 0.92Mbps Upload.


Vivo/GVT Internet

We pay R$ 59,99 for 25 Mbps (about $15.00) at Vivo (Telefonica / GVT).


Here's mine. I went on full sarcastic-rude mode on the phone & on twitter to get to this speed a month or two ago


Bangalore ,India, Not too fast not too slow


This is the speed of my University network (in the library).
speedtest result


This one is at the office. I have a 4G dongle at home and the speed usually hangs between 45 to 60 Mbps.


I'm in the middle of a jungle..............So sad


Philippines!!! πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­