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Test the Speed of your Internet Connection

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Before You Start

Your computer needs an active internet connection to access the suggested websites to test your connection speed.

Note:

  • Your connection speed may vary from time to time. The results of your test may not be the same from day to day. For questions about your connection speed, contact your internet service provider (ISP).
  • If you have a Sony® internet video device that supports the VUDU® app, you can also perform a speed test using the VUDU app . This would eliminate the need to use a computer.

Test Your Internet Connection Speed

The websites below can be used to test your internet speed. These links are Flash-based or Sun™ Java™ software-based, and are suitable for testing the speed of internet searches or browsing:

WARNING! These websites are provided for your convenience and should be used at your own risk. Sony doesn't support, nor guarantee the reliability of these websites.

The following links are browser-based and are suitable for testing the speed of streaming videos with larger file sizes:

Note: When you perform one of these tests, take note that your wireless connection's speed, even with excellent signal strength, can be 30-50% slower compared to wired connections. The disparity between wired and Wi-Fi® performance is due to several reasons including additional network protocol overhead, radio interference, physical obstructions between devices and decreasing signal strength with distance. In addition, as more devices communicate on the network simultaneously, its performance will also decrease. Whenever possible, always use a wired connection for best performance.