Xfinity 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 Xfinity Internet speed

When you find yourself in the process of moving, the less you have to worry about the better. One of the most important aspects of moving is setting up Internet service. Xfinity offers one of the most extensive Internet footprints in the country, making it easy to continue your service between homes or start fresh. Offering a variety of plans, Xfinity’s Internet services are widely considered a good choice for most households. To determine what plan is right for you, it is necessary to understand how devices and equipment play a role in your Internet speeds.

Xfinity Internet speeds explained

Xfinity advertises eight different plans. These come at eight price and speed tiers. Each is customized to meet customer needs. The ideal plan for you will be dependent on how much you use or rely on the Internet. The more devices connected, the more bandwidth you will require. Bandwidth refers to how much data can pass through the connection at a time. This is reflected in megabits per second (Mbps). For smaller households using the Internet for checking e-mails, minor streaming or Internet browsing could use a lower tier plan to accommodate their needs. Those that are using the Internet for streaming, gaming or video uploading would require a higher tier. Xfinity’s fastest plan is the Gig Pro. The plan offers: ● Download speeds of 2000 Mbps. This makes it an excellent option for home-based businesses. ● It also supports multiple gamers at a time. ● It has the lowest reported lag. This is a competitive advantage for the provider. Most users experience higher lag with the other Internet service providers. That said, many households would be fine selecting a mid-tier plan in the range of 50 to 100 Mbps.

Xfinity advertised speeds vs. average speeds

It is one of the most frustrating things to experience connectivity issues while you are online. Xfinity seeks to unleash the potential of your in-home WiFi. The top advertised download speed is up to 1000 Mbps with an average latency of 9.8 ms. Overall, Xfinity Internet is as fast as they advertised.

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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

Test your Xfinity Internet speeds here

Internet speed tests are critical, showing whether you are getting the speeds promised. You can conduct a speed test for Xfinity above. The results are the average response time. Remember to stay objective. Speed is affected by many factors. As you review the network performance, consider: ● How far the router is. ● The time you are conducting the test. ● Test when it is not during Internet rush hours. ● The age of the router. ● Device speed. ● Interferences from radio-emitting devices. To reduce slower connection speeds and interruptions consider the following options to boost your Internet speed.

Router placement

Your router should be in a central location of your home to ensure everyone is receiving the same bandwidth. Keeping the router away from items that could interfere with the signal such as microwave ovens, Bluetooth headsets or even cordless phones. Because these items operate on a 2.4 Ghz band like your router it is better to keep them all separated to avoid interference.

Connected devices

Whether you realize it not, even when you are not using your devices they are sending and downloading data through your Internet service. Idle devices can affect the speeds you are receiving. To get the most out of your Internet, make sure you have disconnected devices you are not using.

Outdated equipment

Over time your equipment will start to wear out preventing you from getting the most out of your Internet connection. It is important to make sure you are updating your equipment’s firmware to protect your router from viruses, fix bugs and install software patches to increase efficiency. An Internet router’s life is usually between three and five years, depending on its capabilities.

Check availability

As you move, you want fast Internet. You also want to be on the largest gig-speed network. Xfinity provides you with just that. Unfortunately, you might not be covered. Check for coverage on the official website. We have compiled a list of helpful resources for you. Here, you will find Internet providers and options. This resource pool should help you stay connected throughout your move.

Xfinity Frequently Asked Questions
What speed is Xfinity Internet?
Xfinity download speeds range from up to 15 Mbps to up to 2000 Mbps. Xfinity upload speeds range from up to 2 Mbps to up to 2000 Mbps.
 
What is the fastest Internet speed for Xfinity?
The fastest speed available from Xfinity is 2000 Mbps.
 
Is the Xfinity Speed Test accurate?
The Xfinity Speed Test is accurate, but given the number of variables that can affect your Internet speed at any given time, we recommend running several tests at different times of day to get a more accurate measure of your average speeds.
 
Is the Comcast Speed Test the same as the Xfinity Speed Test?
Yes; they are different names used for the same test. The Xfinity xFi Speed Test, also known as the Comcast Speed Test, is used to calculate the available Internet bandwidth at your location.
Can you use the Xfinity Speed Test if you have another internet provider?
Yes. The Xfinity Speed Test is a universal speed test that will measure your speeds no matter your Internet provider.
 
What is a good Xfinity Speed Test result?
The results you can expect from your speed test will largely depend on the speeds outlined in your Internet package. If your download and/or upload speeds consistently fall below this range, there are a number of steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue, outlined below.
 
How can I boost my Xfinity WiFi speed?
If you are consistently experiencing WiFi speeds below the range outlined in your package, there are a number of steps you can take to try improving your speed. These include: rebooting your router and modem; ensuring the problem isn’t isolated to one website; minimizing the number of devices and applications running simultaneously to measure the impact; relocating your router to a more open location. If these options do not solve for your speed concerns, you may want to consider investing in a WiFi extender.
 

Learn About Xfinity Internet

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

Change the Way You WiFi

With Xfinity xFi, you'll get the speeds, coverage, and control you need to enjoy the ultimate home WiFi experience.

Reliably fast Internet

Choose a download speed to fit your lifestyle, whether you're browsing the Web or streaming favorite movies and shows.

Stay connected on the go

As a Xfinity customer, you have access to millions of Xfinity WiFi hotspots nationwide so you can surf or stream without using all your mobile data.

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