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Here’s How to Run a Wi-Fi Speed Check if Your Internet is Slow

Diagnose connectivity issues on all your devices

You really should run an internet speed test to check your Wi-Fi connection. Knowing a few key data points, like your download speed and upload speed, will help you understand fluctuations in connectivity and see if your internet service provider is holding up their end of the bargain.

If you are especially concerned about accessing the quickest internet speed, your best bet is forgoing Wi-Fi altogether and digging through boxes in your closet to find an Ethernet cable.

WIRED contributor Simon Hill’s guide to buying an internet router includes a fantastic section explaining the basics, and what you need for great Wi-Fi speed and strength throughout your home. First of all, connection speed is usually measured in megabits per second (Mbps), and the FCC’s broadband speed guide has the estimations of the speeds you’ll need for everyday activities like downloading files, streaming movies and scrolling social media.

Please select this link to read the complete article from WIRED.

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