Mediacom Speed Test Tips

Things you should consider before running your speed test:

  • Internet speed changes throughout the day. Test your speed mulitple times for clear results.
  • Run the speed test in the same room and in clear sight of your router for the most accurate result.
  • Complete downloads on all connected devices prior to running the test.
Results

Slow

Your Internet should support the following:

  • Light internet browsing
  • You may experience interrupted video streaming
  • Ideal for fewer than 3 devices
Results

Average

Your Internet should support the following:

  • Moderate internet browsing
  • HD video streaming
  • Music and photo download
Results

Fast

Your Internet should support the following:

  • Multiplayer gaming
  • 4K video streaming
  • Uninterrupted video calling
Results

Extremely Fast

Your Internet should support the following:

  • Multiplayer gaming
  • 4K video streaming on multiple devices
  • Fast file download and upload
  • Heavy Internet usage
  • Uninterrupted video calling

Testing your Mediacom Internet speed

Speed testing your Internet connection is a great way to determine whether you have the right Internet speed for your needs: to play games, stream content, manage work tasks from home and more. Often, if you're struggling with connectivity or function, your connection speed is to blame. Start your speed test now to see your connection speed and functionality.

Understanding your Internet connection speed

Computers transfer data in "packets," or units of data. Everything you do online, whether you're streaming video content, gaming or working relies on the transfer of those packets to your device. Your Internet connection speed measures the volume of data packets that can be transferred through your system or connection within a specific timeframe, usually measured as "Mbps," or megabits per second. The faster your Internet connection, the more packets of data you can transfer in a given period of time. If you're just checking static news sites on an older computer, you may not care as much about your Internet connection speed. Alternatively, if you are conducting virtual calls, playing games, streaming video or transferring high quantities of data, you may discover that a slow connection speed bogs down the process and makes it hard to view the data you need.

Various device speeds

While a fast Internet connection is ideal, your device can only process so much data at once. Even under ideal conditions, older devices may not have the capacity to handle great speeds, especially over WiFi. In general, you can expect: ● Modern computers, released after 2010, have an expected WiFi speed of 150-500 Mbps. ● Modern phones and tablets, released after 2010, have an expected WiFi speed of 75-300 Mbps. ● Older computers (those released between around 2007-2010) have an expected WiFi speed of 75-150 Mbps. ● Older phones and tablets (released between 2007-2010) have an expected WiFi speed of 25-75 Mbps. Older devices may have considerably slower connection speeds, which means that you may struggle to get the connectivity and data transfer you need even under ideal conditions. The newer your device, the better the connection speeds it can usually handle, which leads to faster downloads and uploads as well as smoother video connection.

The connection speed on your router

Your router is the networking device that moves data packets between computer networks. It allows you to connect multiple devices quickly and easily to the Internet without having to hard wire all of them. Your router's connection speed will control the speed at which data can transmit through your devices. The router can only process a set amount of data at any given time, regardless of how many devices are connected through it. As a result, if you have multiple people in your home all using devices at the same time or use multiple devices simultaneously, you may want a router with a better connection speed. You can find routers that can process over 1,000 Mbps per second, but for many households, that speed is overkill. On the other hand, if you have multiple people working from home while connected to video chats or processing high volumes of data while gaming, faster connection speeds can help streamline that experience.

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Determining what your speed means

Up to
25
Mbps

Ideal for 1-2 devices

  • Suitable for 1 person
  • Light Internet browsing
  • Music and photo download
Up to
100
Mbps

Ideal for up to 6 devices

  • Suitable for 1-2 people
  • Moderate Internet browsing
  • Stream HD videos
Up to
300
Mbps

Ideal for up to 9 devices

  • Suitable for 2-3 people
  • Manage large files
  • Stream 4k videos
  • Multiplayer gaming
Up to
940
Mbps

Ideal for 10+ devices

  • Suitable for 4+ people
  • Heavy Internet usage
  • Stream 4k videos
  • Multiplayer gaming

Mediacom average Internet speed results

The average Mediacom broadband speed hovers around 285.78 Mbps. It offers a maximum advertised download speed of 1000 Mbps. Those numbers may vary by city and based on specific user equipment.

Tips for improving your WiFi speed

If you are getting low speed results, try some of these tricks to improve your Internet connection. ● Get closer to your router. The further your device is from the router, the slower your connection will typically be. If your router is in a poor location in your home, consider moving it. ● Get rid of unnecessary connections. Do you have devices connected to your router that aren't technically "doing" anything? Turn them off. Make sure you know what all the devices on your connection are, and update your security if needed to remove any potential piggy-backers that are using your WiFi without your permission. ● Reset your devices. If you haven't turned them off and back on, including your modem and router. Resetting them can help restore smoother overall function. ● Update the firmware on your router. By using the latest version, you can get a better signal and a more effective connection. ● Replace your equipment, if needed. Modern equipment often functions at a higher speed--and connects better with your devices. If you haven't updated your router or modem in the last few years, it could be the challenge that is slowing you down. ● Extend your network, if needed. Sometimes, you may have dead spots in your home where you don't have the connectivity you need. Use wired access points or WiFi boosters to extend your network and remove those dead spots.

Mediacom Frequently Asked Questions
How fast is Mediacom internet speed?
Mediacom's Xtream Internet offers tiered packages starting at the 60 Mbps Internet 60 package all the way up to Internet 1GIG 1000 Mbps package. 
What is the fastest internet speed for Mediacom?
Mediacom's fastest package is the Internet 1GIG deal offering up to 1,000 Mbps download speeds, up to 50 Mbps upload speeds, 20+ simultaneous device use, and 6,000 gigbit data usage allowance.
Does Mediacom Internet have data caps?
Yes, Medicom has data allowances that vary per package and range from 400 GB to 6,000 GB.
How can I improve my Mediacom internet speed?
Many users find they receive the fastest, most reliable speeds when connected directly to the internet through an Ethernet cable. For an improved WiFi connection, we recommend rebooting your modem and router, and placing your router in an open location in your home where the signal can travel more freely. You may also find internet speed improvement by minimizing the number of devices utilizing the WiFi at any given time. Turning off devices that aren’t currently in use can help to free up additional bandwidth for active tasks.

Learn About Mediacom Internet

Mediacom Internet provides a variety of features that you can tailor to your needs. Learn more about your options on the Mediacom page.

Amplify Your WiFi

Xtream WiFi 360 enables customers to boost your WiFi connection to ensure strong signals reach every room of your home.

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