How to test your speed
Here are some tips before you press the 'GO' button.
One at a time
Make sure no one is using your connection at the same time.
Restart your device
Make sure there are no apps open which could interfere with the result.
Stand next to your modem
Where the signal is strongest.
Tips to improve your WiFi speed
Here's the three top reasons for slower WiFi speeds and how you can fix it.
WiFi speed vs plan speed
New Zealand runs on fibre. And when you have fibre installed in your home or business, you’ve got access to some of the fastest and most reliable broadband in the world. However, sometimes your WiFi set-up can prevent you from getting the best performance from your fibre connection. Don’t worry though, with some simple tweaks you can improve your WiFi set-up to enjoy your fibre to its full potential.
Why is your WiFi speed different to your plan speed?
You can think of the speed advertised for your broadband plan (or plan speed) as representing the full capacity of a broadband service to your home or workplace.
At this point, your broadband is typically shared from the modem to multiple devices around the property via WiFi. WiFi signals can be affected based on your set-up, such as your modem placement or interfering walls, meaning WiFi speeds often end up being less than the plan speed. However, there are a number of other factors that impact WiFi speed including the service provider you go with and the age of your device or modem.
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