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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
the simplest and easiest thing to do is try visiting a couple of web
sites with very short web addresses:
If you could not reach the web sites listed above, perhaps your
internet connection has failed. These days, the trouble shooting for
this problem can be involved depending on your computer and network
- Click this link, or at any time you could:
in your browser's address field simply type the letters: ibm then hit
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.
are you using a wi-fi connection? or a cable connection to the local
modem/router? Try to simplify the connection if possible. Try from
another device within your building. There are many more possible
steps, and too many to try to describe here.
Test your internet link performance
your connection is working but might be running slow,
you can test the internet
- A good connection speed test which contributes to charity: compari.tech/speed
- The popular www.speedtest.net. This includes testing of the quality of the
service at a basic data level, performing a PING test, and reporting the PING
Test the security of your computer
What is your IP address?Sometimes you might need to know you own IP address. You could try one of these:
What is an IP address?
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