Before Starting the Speed Test
Close All Applications
Close everything such as Pandora, Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, all browser windows and tabs (except the one you’re using for the test) and any other programs that stream video and music. If it uses the Internet, you’ll want to shut it down before you run the test.
Connect Directly to Modem
Power Down Devices
Turn off or unplug other computers, web-enabled printers and TVs, other routers, tablets, smart phones, web cams, DVRs, game systems, VoIP phones and content streaming devices such as Roku, Apple TV, and Chromecast.
Start the Speed Test
Once you have done all of the above, start the speed test!