Spectrum Speed Test
What is the Spectrum Speed Test?
The Spectrum Speed Test measures your network's upload and download bandwidth speeds.
Why Should I Test Internet Speed?
The Spectrum Speed Test is a helpful tool for tracking and understanding your connection speeds. Spectrum Internet and In-Home WiFi offer the fastest Internet speeds you can get. Stream video, play online games, download music, upload photos and more across multiple devices in your home without sacrificing performance.
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Understanding Speed Test Results
Mbps: One Megabit (or one million bits) per second. You need eight megabits per second to move a one megabyte file. One digital photo, for example, might be one or two megabytes in size. Bits move bytes.
Download Speed: The speed at which your internet connection delivers data to your computer. This is the maximum amount of info your computer can receive from the Internet in a given second. Download speed is measured in Megabits per second (Mbps).
Upload Speed: The reverse of download speed, this measures the maximum amount of information that your computer can send to the internet. It's also measured in Mbps.
If your speed test result falls below your current plan's range, please check the following:
- Use a wired Ethernet connection instead of wireless connection to avoid interference.
- Close any programs or in-progress downloads that are using your connection.
- Reset your internet modem and/or router and rerun the speed test.
The following support articles can help you troubleshoot slower than expected speeds: