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Network Speed Test App Comes to Windows 8

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Network Speed Test App Comes to Windows 8

Few days back Microsoft research team released a app for Windows Phone which allows users to check the network speed. Today, Microsoft has released the network speed test app for Windows 8. This app lets you to check the Internet speed your service provider is offering you an check with the actual speed promised.

Using servers all over the world, Network Speed Test measures your network connection’s latency and throughput. Based on your connection’s speed, Network Speed Test will tell you what activities you might be able to do, such as stream music or video calls. Slide to the right to see a history of your previous tests for easy comparisons.

Network speed

This app is pretty useful to check the speed on Windows 8 tablets especially when there is no official app for Windows 8.  The app has a history section where you can view all the test results of your speed test. When you test your network using the Network Speed Test, certain characteristics of your device and the network connection will be sent to Microsoft to help improve our understanding of network quality and availability.

Network speed test

Using the app is simple, just run the app and hit the start button and the app performs the test and gives you results once the tests are complete.

Features of the app;
  • Measure your network latency, download and upload speeds.
  • Understand what activities, such as streaming music, you might be able to do.
  • See information about your network, such as the SSID and BSSID when you are connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • See your past network performance history.

Network Speed Test is very useful app to check the upload and download speed of your Internet connection.

The app was not found in the store. 🙁
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Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at You can find Nirmal on , and .

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