The speedchecker doesn’t seem to work – what’s wrong?
We’ve had one email so far from someone having a problem with the speed checker – we’ve checked extensively and found that it should work across most common operating systems / browsers / devices.
The most likely problem is that your computer is behind a firewall that is preventing access. If you receive the message “Unable to connect, please try again later.”, you may be running a firewall or a network configuration which is preventing the tester from connecting. If your Internet access is restricted via a web proxy server only, you will not be able to run this test.
It is recommended that you use the official Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE), available for Windows, Linux, OS X, Solaris and other operating systems. The Speed Test should load in the box above. If nothing appears, you may not have a Java Runtime Environment installed or correctly configured. You can get the latest version here.