Make sure your modem/router is capable of the speeds of your connection, especially when you have Ultra Fast Fibre. Ensure it has Gigabit WAN + LAN ports, otherwise your speed will be limited.
Use a modern computer, rather than a smartphone or other device. Ideally a computer with an SSD drive if you’re testing a high speed Fibre connection. Older or low-spec computers won’t be able to keep up with very high speed data downloads.
Make sure your computer is connected via an Ethernet cable (Cat5e/Cat6) directly to your modem/router. WiFi is normally much slower than being plugged in with a network cable.
Your computer should be the only device connected to the internet while you’re testing. Unplug any other devices such as computers and TVs from your modem/router, and it’s also best to disable WiFi on your modem so all the Wireless devices around your house aren’t still connected.
We recommend selecting the following Speed Test Server from the test interface list above: Spark Auckland.
Now you should be all set to start your test!