Find a website (Networkinternet.net for example) that allows you to test the speed of your internet connection. You can do a search for “test speed of internet.” There are two that come highly recommended: www.speedtest.net and the speed test at Speakeasy. You may get different results from different speed test sites, so check around for an average result.
Once you have found the site/sites that you are going to use, click on “begin test” or “start test” which should be located near the top of the screen.
Wait for the test to finish- most of them only take a few seconds to complete.