A direct wired connection to our service without hardware will produce the best results for bandwidth testing. Broadband VI offers Dynamic IP and Static IP connection options via an ethernet cable. We will only accept hard wired results for speed tests, so to begin you should be aware of your connection type.
If you are testing through a router your results will vary. This is because a router in an average home network shares the connections between multiple devices always. In most cases the result you gain is the remainder of speed not used by the other devices.
How fast data can be transferred over a wired connection or wireless connection depends on the quality and data transfer capabilities of one’s hardware and cables.
Having all the computers physically wired to a router (or sometimes a switch) is the fastest way to transfer data between devices on your network.
Many customers love the ease of connection provided by WIFI, but wireless speeds are affected by a number of factors. Wirelessly LAN is typically slower and suffers a few more reliability problems than Wired LANs.
Wireless networking products, particularly those that implement “802.11n” or “N Band” routers are comparatively new. As with any new technology, expect it will take time for these products to mature.
Most routers today come with both wired and wireless options all in one package, this is a great purchase and is best suited for any home application.
It very simple to do a speed test, we recommend using www.speedtest.net because it will default to the best server we provide and a speed result is most accurate. For our fiber package we recommend speedtest.vingn.com. We do ask that all tests be done directly connected to our service without a router.
We do understand that not all customers are tech savvy and just want to test the bandwidth speed; all we ask is when emailing us about the service you note your connection type. You can use the images below to get your network type. We recommend using a PC/Laptop and not a small wireless device like iPads or smart phones.