NBN Speed Test
The nbn™ is rolling out the National Broadband Network across Australia, preparing our homes and businesses for the future. Once you’re connected to nbn, there are various factors that may affect the connection speed you experience.
Test your current internet speed here.
The speed you will experience depends on a number of factors including your access type, demand on the network and local conditions such as internet traffic, your line condition, your hardware and software, the data source or destination and your location which can interfere with reception and speed.
Customise Your Speed
Are you addicted to Netflix? Working from home? Watching your team score the winning goal as it happens?
With Optus NBN speed packs you can pick what's right for your usage and budget.
Things that can affect your speed test
A few things can affect nbn speed:
- WiFi - connecting to your Optus modem with an Ethernet cable rather than WiFi, is the most effective way to take advantage of nbn speed.
- Overseas content - downloading overseas content rather than domestic content takes longer because Australia is far away from most countries.
- Traffic jams - you can make sure your modem is prepared for multiple users by selecting one of our nbn Speed Packs.
- Viruses - protect your devices against viruses and malware with security software.
- Pull vs push - with NBN we change your downloading (‘pull’) and uploading (‘push’) speeds.
The technology behind nbn connection speed
nbn Fibre (including nbn Fibre to the Premise/FTTP, nbn Fibre to the Basement/FTTB and nbn Fibre to the Node/FTTN) and nbn Fixed Wireless are the two main types of nbn connections.
nbn Fibre is more weather-resistant and multiple-user-resistant than ADSL2+.
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