Track your speed

Want to make sure you’re getting the connection you’re paying for? I’ve got a nifty little Internet speed checker for you to try.

I’ve told you about other speed checkers, but they involve opening up a separate page on the web. Speedtest by Ookla will check your speed right within your Chrome browser without having to open another tab.

This is an extension for the Chrome browser, you can only use it within Google Chrome.

Here’s how to get it. Open Chrome and click this link:

Then click on Add to Chrome.


To use the extension click on the little speedometer icon at the top right of your browser.


When the Speedtest window opens, click GO.


Speedtest will then check your ping (how long it takes your computer to query the site), download, and upload speeds for the site you’re visiting.


You have to option to share the results.


If you decide to create an account with Speedtest, you’ll be able to save the results and view your history to compare your speeds under different circumstances.




3 thoughts on “Track your speed

  1. Hey Cyn — When I went to install SpeedTest by Ookla, I got this rather ominous message:

    Add “Speedtest by Ookla”?

    It can:

    Read and change all your data on the websites you visit

    That scared me off. Do you understand just what it can do on websites? The message doesn’t have any details.

    THANKS for all you do!

    John Anderson

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