FAQ's: Why is my Internet connection slow?
Q: My Internet connection seems to be slow. How can I test where the problem is?
A: This can be a complicated problem, because there are so many things that can cause your Internet connection to seem slow. Like most troubleshooting, if you start from one end of the affected systems involved and work your way through to the other end, checking each along the way, you should find the problem.
The most common solution is that your network, somewhere between your computer and your Internet Service Provider's routers is slowing things down. One easy way to check that is to use a good ISP speed test page like Speakeasy's speed test page and perform some simple download/upload tests to the city nearest to your current location: