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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.

Slow

Your Internet should support the following:

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

Average

Your Internet should support the following:

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

Fast

Your Internet should support the following:

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

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

Why Might Your Internet Be Slow?

Troubleshoot the six reasons below so you can get back to streaming Paramount+.

A Distant Router

The more distance there is between your device and the router, the longer it will take to send data between them. In other words, the farther you move from the WiFi router, the weaker the signal will be.

An Old Router

Newer routers were designed to provide faster speeds. Older legacy WiFi client devices using 802.11g or 802.11b can slow down wireless connectivity.

Internet Rush Hour

Between the hours of 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm, you’ll likely suffer from a limited WiFi connection due to Internet rush hour. Be sure to download content before or after rush hour times.

Other Wireless Devices

When not in use, turn off laptops, tablets, computers, and TVs. Certain mobile apps may silently hog your bandwidth, too. Look at your device settings and determine which platforms are running in the background.

Too Many Obstacles

Think of your WiFi like a dart and obstacles like the wind. When throwing a dart on a windy day, the dart may slow or completely drop on its way to the target.

Wireless Interference

Routers operate on one of two channels – 2.4GHz and 5GHz. Think of these like speeds in a race. 2.4GHz is like a marathon. Speeds are slower to compensate for going a farther distance.

What Does Your Speed Mean?

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

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