Manual testing can be useful for checking the speed of high capacity services such as NBN™ broadband or Cable broadband that require multiple downloads.
Note: Microsoft Edge and Mac Safari browsers are not currently suitable because they do not display the data transfer rate during downloads. Please test using a different browser, or try our speed test tool.
Fibre or any type of NBN™ broadband: Choose "test500MB.dat"
ADSL 2+: Choose "test100MB.dat"
ADSL1: Choose "test50MB.dat"
Dialup: Choose "1MB.dat"
In Firefox, click the down arrow icon in the top right corner then select Show All Downloads.
In Internet Explorer, click View downloads in the download bar at the bottom of the window.
In Google Chrome, while the file is downloading, click Show all downloads in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
For some high speed connection types, (e.g. NBN100 plans) multiple downloads must be run simultaneously to access the full bandwidth of your connection.
If you have trouble completing your speed test or understanding the results, please call us on 1300 786 068 and we'll be happy to give you a hand.