Handy Windows App: Network Speed Test from Microsoft Research
Microsoft Research has a handy app on the Windows 8 store used to test your internet connection speed and latency. It will also display relevant info like SSID when you are connected to a wi-fi network. The Network Speed Test also keeps a history of your speeds tests so you can see how your network does over time or while performing certain activities.
It has a simple, easy to use interface and it’s a useful app to have especially as it’s free.
Link: Network Speed Test