Check Your Connection
Speed and Tweak It Up
This tip was suggested by a question from Brenda who asks: "How can I check the speed of my DSL connection? Mine is getting very slow lately. Anything I can do to speed it up and check how fast it is running? Thanks. Brenda."
We found that one of the best sites for "safe" tweaking of your DSL or Cable connection is www.speedguide.net . They offer tons of information on maximizing your connection speed, downloadable registry tweaks, and other information to help you get the most out of your connection. Please make sure you read any disclaimers on the tweaks offered - especially the downloadable "Registry Patches". Most of the time they're completely safe and reversible. But, just the same, it's better to know exactly what you're getting into.
If you're just looking for a good way to test your connection speed try http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ . This is one test that is very easy to use and understand.