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Understanding your results
There are many factors that determine an Internet speed test result. You may have some questions about your results and Wyyerd is happy to guide and educate you to a better understanding!
Measured in megabits per second (Mbps), your download speed is how quickly you can pull data from a server on the Internet to your own device; in other words, this is the largest amount of data you can receive in a specified amount of time. A small household will have more than enough Internet speed with around 100-300 Mbps, while a large household may need upwards of 600-1000 Mbps or greater.
Also measured in Mbps, your upload speed is how fast your device can send data to another device, usually during activities like livestreaming, video calls, or uploading large files. Upload speeds of 3 Mbps are considered acceptable because they meet the FCC’s minimum standard.
Measured in milliseconds (ms), your ping is how quickly your device gets a response after you’ve sent out a request. An acceptable ping speed is anywhere below 60 ms, but some online gaming professionals need an even faster maximum speed at about 15 to 20 ms range.
Measured in ms, your jitter frequency is a measure of the variability in ping over time. Jitter is not usually noticeable when doing light Internet activity, but if you are video streaming Netflix or gaming, a high jitter (anything above 30 ms) can result in buffering and other interruptions.
Your device could be outdated which affects your transfer rate. Each device has its own speed limit, and some old models may not be fast enough to keep up with today’s Internet speeds.
Distance From Router
Faster speeds happen on the 5Ghz frequency as compared to the 2.4Ghz. The closer your device is located to the wireless router, the better your signal strength and therefore the faster your Internet.
Number of Connected Devices
Every device connected to your network uses a piece of your total network pie. Many devices running simultaneously can negatively impact your current Internet speed.
Age of your Router
Did you know that wireless routers typically become outdated every 3-4 years? Like your devices, older routers can slow down your Internet connection.
Wired Connection or Wireless Testing
A wired connection will always have faster speeds as compared to a wireless connection. You should consider connecting as many of your devices that stay in one place (smart TVs, gaming consoles, etc.) with an Ethernet cable rather than your Wi-Fi network.
Your speed package is like a highway and all your devices are the cars on it. Do you have enough lanes on your highway?
Some Internet providers have data caps, and if you go above a certain threshold of data use, they may slow your Wi-Fi speeds down to a crawl. You may even be subject to extra fees.
Improve Your Home Network Experience
Wyyerd Managed Mesh
If your home is larger or has a unique layout, we can install a Wyyerd Mesh access point to go along with your Wyyerd router. Wyyerd Mesh access points can help eliminate dead zones and assist in areas with less than optimal signal. Rather than broadcasting Internet from a single Wi-Fi network point, a mesh system can have multiple access points. Wyyerd Mesh captures the Wi-Fi signal and rebroadcasts it throughout your home.
Wyyerd’s MyNetwork™ App gives you an instant snapshot of your home or small business network. Through the app you can view all the connected devices on your Internet plans’ network, set up parental controls or a guest network, help with troubleshooting issues, run speed tests, change your SSID and password, and more. As your preferred Internet service provider (ISP), Wyyerd is committed to providing a 100% fiber Internet experience paving the way for building critical broadband speed and infrastructure into the future.