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Grande Internet Speed Test


What’s the difference between download and upload speeds?

Download speeds are the rate at which your computer or device receives information, or data from another computer, device, or server. For example, watching a show on Netflix requires you to download content from Netflix’s servers, which is then delivered to your device or TV. Upload speeds are the rate at which data is sent from your computer or device and received by another computer, device, or server. For example, when playing online video games data must be sent from your computer or system to the server hosting the game.

Will older equipment slow down the speed test results?

Yes, testing your speed using an older computer, outdated modems or wireless equipment will slow your speed. If you test on an older computer or device that is not compatible with current technology you will experience slower speeds. To see what speeds your device can support, check the owner’s manual or perform a web search using its model number. Alternatively, you may wish to consider upgrading to a DOCSIS 3.0 WiFi and modem to support a higher throughput, such as gigabit internet.

Do I need to disconnect from my VPN to test my speed?

No, you can test your internet speeds while connected to a Virtual Private Network (VPN), however, you may experience errors or slower-than-expected results. For the best results it’s recommended that you disconnect from the VPN and re-run the speed test.

How can I increase my WiFi speeds?

Many factors influence your home WiFi speeds. With smart devices and internet browsing, sometimes it gets crowded on your wireless network. You can increase WiFi speeds by preventing WiFi interference, moving closer to the WiFi router, reducing the number of connected devices, password protecting your home network, and keeping your devices clean of malware and cookies.