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Some basic tests to check out your internet connectivity.

 


Having trouble with your internet connection?
Here are some quick tests:

Test basic connectivity

When your internet connection is in doubt, or your browser might be playing up,
the simplest and easiest thing to do is try visiting a couple of web sites with very short web addresses:
  • www.ibm.com - Click this link, or at any time you could:
    in your browser's address field simply type the letters: ibm then hit <Ctrl>+<enter>
    (ie. hold down the Control key, and tap the Enter key - this will automatically put the "www." in front of the letters you typed, and will put ".com" at the end of the letters.
  • www.dell.com
  • www.hp.com
If you could not reach the web sites listed above, perhaps your internet connection has failed,
so you can test the basic connection: www.pingtest.net. This service firstly tests your internet connection, then tests the quality of the service at a basic data level, performing a PING test, and
reporting the PING time, and the JITTER measure (see more details...).

Test your internet link performance

If your connection is working but might be running slow,
you can test the internet connection speed: www.speedtest.net

Test the security of your computer

www.grc.com

What is your IP address?

www.whatismyipaddress.com, try this one: www.whatismyip.com
What is an IP address?


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