Internet connections cost us a lot of money and are expected to work 24/7 at a constant speed set by our Internet provider. Most of us use the Internet on a daily basis with our Windows 8 devices and we get easily frustrated when our connection is running slower than usual. There are many ways to check your connection speed on your Windows 8 machine, most of them not being easy to access.
There are some activities that require a minimum bandwidth to work and the information needed is not always out there. For example, it is a waste of time to set-up our Windows 8 machine to stream video games and after we install everything needed to see that the bandwidth is too low and the video is not working or has a very bad quality. And this just as true on your Windows 8 tablet, as well.
Teste your Windows network speed with this app
Using servers all over the world, Network Speed Test measures your network connection’s latency and throughput. Based on your connection’s speed, Network Speed Test will tell you what activities you might be able to do, such as stream music or video calls. Slide to the right to see a history of your previous tests for easy comparisons.
Most speed-tests are not very accurate and don’t have many useful features, returning the minimum information. This is where Network Speed Test app for Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 differentiates from everything else. It is no longer needed to run an Internet browser and search for random network speed test webpages, all we have to do is open the Windows 8 app and run the test. What’s great is that the app will work on Windows 8 tablets, and Windows 8 desktop machines, as well. Here are some of its most important features:
- Measuring latency, download and upload speeds
- Displaying what activities you are able to do on your connection
- See information regarding your network
- Records past results in a history
- You are warned when trying to run the test from a cellular connection
The interface of this Windows 8 app is minimal, the user being able to only start and stop the tests. This is one of the things that make this app better than most, due to the fact that very few people need more information than this Windows 8 app provides.
Network Speed test in 2018
This update is meant to be a quick information for all Windows 8 ARM-based users that want an upgrade to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 anniversary update. Network Speed Test app will not work on higher Windows versions as it was not supported. You can download it from the official page in Microsoft Store, but it is not sure that it will test your internet speed. However, you can try to find similar tools that will help you. Here is a list of speed-testing tools that you can check and find one for yourself.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2013 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.Editor's Note: This article was originally published in December 2013 and was revamped and updated in June 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.