Have you ever wanted a reliable way to test your Internet connection speed? I have, and there’s been a bunch of tests devised…but not all work that well. I even saw one once where after the test a picture of Al Gore would pop up and say “I invented the Internet and your speed on the information superhighway is: xxxx bytes/second.”
This test http://www.speedtest.net/ is one of the coolest looking and most accurate ones I’ve ever seen. It figures out where you are in the world and provides test points to servers all over the globe. It does an accurate download and upload speed test by doing a file transfer to/from your PC. and displays it in a nice dashboard representation as shown below.