Test your internet connection

Speed test for the cloud

Note: this speed test is indicative only. To optimally test your speed to Onlime servers, we recommend you use the Onlime app on Win/Mac, set to 6 simultaneous transfers and transfer at least 20 files in min. 50 MB each. Remember to close demanding apps in the background. Please contact us if you have any questions 😊

How to get an accurate result:

Connect the computer directly to the router with an Ethernet cable and turn off the wireless connection.
Turn off all computers, phones and other devices (e.g. cameras and printers) using the network.
Close all open applications and services that use the Internet. This could be your antivirus software or Skype etc.
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Your upload speed has a direct impact on your backup

How to take the speed test

You'll get the most accurate results if you:

  • Performs the measurement directly on your fibre box
  • Turn off your wireless network
  • Closes all running programs
  • Uses approved cables (Cat. 5 or 6)
  • Turn off your built-in firewall and antivirus software (remember to turn it back on after the test)
  • Using a newer computer

Free speed test

The speed test on this page is completely free to use and is a way for you to check how fast you can back up with us.

Download and upload speed

Download speed is the indicator that shows how fast you can download data from the Internet - for example, when you load a website, receive an email or watch a video on Youtube. The upload speed indicates how fast you can send data from your computer. This is relevant when you need to back up your files from your computer to the cloud - they need to be sent from your computer via the internet to our servers. The upload speed has a direct impact on how fast you can back up to the cloud.

The advantage of our speed test

Our speed test is connected directly to the servers we use to store our customers' data. That's why our speed test gives you a more accurate picture of the speed you can expect to back up at than using a speed test from another website.

Need a faster internet connection?

If you're thinking of getting a faster internet speed to back up your data, we recommend you look into getting fibre broadband in your home - it's the fastest form of internet you can get today.

The speed test does not work on my computer?

If you can't get the speed test to measure your speed or you get a result that doesn't match your expectations, please contact us so we can help you.

Contact us here.

Upload speed is important

When backing up to the cloud, one of the most important things is that you have a fast upload speed. Many providers focus on highlighting and offering a higher download speed than upload speed, as this is what most customers need most.

But now that services like online backup have become available, upload speeds are starting to matter.

Many providers offer connections called something like 10/2 or 20/5.

This means you get 20 Mbps download speed, but only 5 Mbps upload speed.

While it doesn't sound like the worst connection, it can get a lot better. Because if you upload large or many files, as you usually do when backing up online, it will take longer if your upload speed is slow.

How do I get the fastest upload speed?

You get the best upload speed with a fibre connection.

Unfortunately, not everyone can get fibre, as it is not widespread throughout the country and is generally offered by electricity companies. In many instances they offer to install it for free in housing associations if there is enough connection for it. This means that a small housing association, for example, cannot get fibre installed for free if the area as a whole is not interested in it.

The difference between the old-fashioned copper connections (ADSL) and fibre networks is that fibre networks can deliver much faster speeds and can guarantee that you get the speed they advertise. With a copper connection, the promise is that you can get up to, say, 20Mbit/s, where on the fibre network you will get a real 20Mbit/s connection.


Internet speed through the phone jack

By copper connections can get speeds of up to 300/50 Mbit/s. However, this is not the case for everyone, as it depends on how close you are to the exchange. The closer you are, the higher the speed you can get compared to what you pay for.

The main disadvantage of copper connections is that the speed you pay for, e.g. 20/5, is an approximate speed, which means you can't be sure of getting the promised speed. Typically it will be lower, both in upload and download speed, than what you actually pay for.

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Internet speed signal through cable TV

If you receive your internet through cable TV, you can get speeds of up to 500/60 Mbps. That's impressive too, of course, but that kind of connection, such as through YouSee, is usually quite expensive per month.

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Internet speed signal through fibre

If you have a fibre network, you can get speeds of 1000/1000 Mbps at a reasonable price and even up to 5000/5000 Mbps.

The latter connection is expensive, but it also means that you can backup to the cloud in a short time.

Some of the great services you can benefit from with a fast internet speed:

  1. Backup: secures your data in the cloud.
  2. VPN: Strengthens your digital protection.
  3. Antivirus: strengthens your computer protection.
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