Looking to Amp Up Your Cox Internet Speed? Here’s What You Should Consider
Enjoy faster Internet with Cox. Check out which Cox users are eligible for speed upgrades plus other ways to increase Internet speed without a plan change.
Whether you’re playing online games on Xbox, Playstation or another console; streaming music and videos, reading the news or catching up with your loved ones, home Internet keeps you connected across various aspects of daily life. nearly every aspect of your daily life. WiFi empowers you to work from home, complete school assignments, and stream all your favorite live sporting events, from the Olympics to the Superbowl. It’s for this reason that most households use their Internet connection for several uses all at once. This means a variance of bandwidth levels depending on your needs!
If you’re currently paying for less Internet bandwidth than you need for all of your favorite online activities, you’re probably feeling frustrated at the slow upload and download speeds you’re experiencing. Luckily, many Cox users have access to increased Internet speeds in certain regions (with more regions coming soon). In case you aren’t eligible, we put together a couple other tips for boosting your Cox Internet speeds.
How to Speed Up Your Cox Internet Access
Before you contact Cox about maximizing your Internet service, it’s a good idea to try SmartMove’s Cox speed test. This test will determine whether your Internet is functioning at the speed it should be. If it’s not, you may have some troubleshooting to do either on your own or with a Cox representative to get your Internet back up to its best working speed.
There’s always the possibility that your Cox speed test will confirm that your Internet connection is working the way your plan intends. But don’t worry, this just means it’s time to find out whether you qualify for increased Internet upload and download speeds from Cox.
Currently, increased speeds are available for Cox users in select regions. In order to find out whether your plan qualifies for speed upgrades at this time, simply log in to your online account and follow these instructions:
- Click the Billing tab
- Scroll down and click the Statements tab
- Find Statement Details
- Look for an Upgrade tab, and you should be directed to a new webpage that displays your options for upgrading
Easy Ways to Make Your Internet Faster
Whether or not you’re able to upgrade your Cox Internet speeds at this time, there are many quick fixes to improve your household’s online experience.
Sick of your streaming devices buffering mid-scene during your favorite show? Or experiencing a slow Internet connection when you’re on your mobile device? Here are some tips to speed up your Internet without changing your service plan.
Change the Location of Your Router
If you’re only experiencing slow Internet speeds on certain devices in your home but not others, the location of your router may be the problem. The more centrally your router is located to the rest of your home, the better the Internet connection will be for all of your devices. Additionally, make sure the devices requiring the highest priority are closest to the router to get the best possible connection.
Connect with an Ethernet Cable
Given the popularity of wireless Internet access, it’s easy to forget that a wired connection can often be much more quick and reliable. It may be slightly less convenient to attach an Ethernet cable to your device, as you can’t move around as freely. However, if you’re trying to do a data-heavy activity like on-demand streaming or gaming or even running simultaneous streams, an Ethernet cable will boost your Internet speeds significantly.
Get an Upgraded Router
In some cases, you might be using a WiFi router that isn’t built for the amount of space you need to cover. Contact your Cox representative to find out whether a router upgrade is in order. Then you can get back to streaming your favorite cable TV channels online on your TV app, including ESPN, Fox, Showtime, TNT, Comedy Central, and many more.
Consider a WiFi Extender
A WiFi extender (not to be confused with a WiFi repeater) may also be needed if your router isn’t quite equipped to give you high-speed Internet access. WiFi extenders are easy to set up and are a great way to eradicate dead zones throughout your property.
Find the Best Internet and Media Bundles with SmartMove
Improving your Cox Internet speed is definitely possible if you follow these tips.
Need to add cable TV or mobile to your Internet service? SmartMove can help you find the best bundles available in your region from the highest quality providers available.
Here’s a quick look at some of the most popular Cox Internet plans available:
1 Gbps download
Connect up to 9+ devices at once
Stream 8K video, play multi-player games, work from home and more
500 Mbps download
Connect up to 9 devices at once
Stream 4K video, play multi-player games, work from home and more
150 Mbps download dial
Connect up to 7 devices at once
Game online, work and learn from home and more
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