Broadband speed test

How do I test my broadband speed?

Just select the big “Go” button below and our speed tester will do the rest. We use Ookla’s Speedtest to measure your current broadband speed. 

To get the most accurate results, use a laptop connected to your router with an ethernet cable. If connecting via WiFi, make sure you’re close to your router and have a strong signal. Results will be dependent on your device’s capability.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are a number of factors that can affect the speed of your broadband. To break it down, there are two main categories we use when talking about broadband speed: 

  • Sync speed

  • Throughput speed

Sync speed (Only applicate to Fibre broadband)

This is the speed of your broadband between the cabinet and the router in your home. Sync speed can be affected by the distance from your house to the cabinet, the internal wiring of your house and if the router it connected to an telephone extension cable.

Throughput speed 

Throughput speed is the speed achieved between your router and the devices in your home. The speed achieved by your device is dependent on the following conditions

  • The speed of your broadband connection

  • The capability of your device

  • The amount of devices in the house utilising the broadband service

  • The signal strength of WiFi connection

If you are a Vodafone broadband customer, you can diagnose any speed issues you might be having here 

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That depends on how many people are using the internet at the same time, and what they are using it for. Some tasks, like streaming an HD movie on Netflix, or large file downloads or uploads, are particularly bandwidth-hungry. Whereas downloading a Word doc or browsing Facebook will use up very little bandwidth.

Small households with moderate internet use will be able to take advantage of our great value Superfast Broadband packages, starting at 35 Mbps (average download speed).

For those with a large household running many devices at the same time, and especially houses fitted with smart devices, we recommend higher speeds – our Gigafast Broadband packages offer up to 900 Mbps average download speeds – enough to handle just about anything you can throw at it.

Things to consider for large users:

  • Gamers and triple x game downloads

  • 4K UHD streaming across multiple devices

  • File back up – uplink and download

  • Large families with high usage

  • HD video conferencing

When you click on the ‘Go’ button, the speed tester measures: 

  • Latency

  • Download speed

  • Upload speed 


Latency is measured by your device sending a message to a server and the server sends a reply back. This test is repeated multiple times with the lowest value determining the final result.

Download speed 

Tests your download Internet connection speed of your broadband service

Upload speed 

Tests your upload Internet connection speed of your broadband service