G.Network Fibre Speed Test
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G.Network Speed Test
Broadband speed tests use your device’s internet connection to determine download and upload speeds. To do this, it uploads and downloads pings, which are sample packets of data. The test is always run between a test server and your device. The download and upload speeds are shown in Megabits per second (Mbps) and they tend to range from 35 to 300+ Mbps.
What Is Ping & Jitter?
Pings and jitters, measured in milliseconds (ms), are also shown in the test results. A ping is also called latency, and it represents how long it takes for your device to respond to a request. Faster pings show a more responsive connection, with the ideal ping amount being less than 100 ms. Jitter is a measurement of the ping’s variability over time and should be less than 30 ms, otherwise, there can be interruptions and buffering issues when gaming or streaming.
It’s important to do a speed test with your fibre broadband for several reasons, including:
– It tells you how your connection speed varies throughout the day. For example, peak usage times are usually weekday evenings.
– Ensuring that you’re receiving the speeds advertised by your provider.
– Finding out if there are more reliable and faster fibre broadband providers in your local area.
– Helping to troubleshoot speed problems.
– Determining the best time of day for downloading or uploading high volumes of data or large files.
To perform a G.Network fibre speed test, all you need to do is click the G.Network Fibre Speed Test from the Broadband Speed Test drop-down menu on our website and then click the Start Speed Test button.
How To Perform A G.Network Speed Test?
Follow these steps to ensure accurate test results:
– Close any internet-connected software, such as streaming services, RSS services or cloud applications.
– Download nothing during the test.
– Shut down any devices that are connected to your main test device, such as a smartphone or tablet.
– Ensure no other users are connected to your network.
– Double-check all cables are secure
– If you have a wireless hub connected to your fibre broadband, move your device as close to it as possible and check there are no obstructions in the way, such as furniture.
– Turn off all signal-emitting devices such as virtual home assistants, microwaves, and baby monitors.
– Avoid conducting the test during weekday evenings, especially from 7 pm onward, as broadband networks can have significant congestion during these periods.
Why Use Fibre Broadband?
Fibre broadband has many speed benefits when compared to normal broadband that is delivered via copper telephone lines. First, fibre operates at a much higher frequency, which helps to boost the bandwidth, and ultimately the overall speed of your connection. Second, unless the fibre cable is physically cut, it is highly resistant to human and electromagnetic interference.
Other benefits include:
– Increased security from data thieves as they cannot tap the cable without cutting and destroying the connection.
– Decreased latency issues. Latency is the total time it takes for a “request” by the user to travel to the server for processing and then return to the user. Good latency improves voice quality on online calls, a better flow of data between multiple users, uninterrupted file transfers and increased capabilities for using cloud-based applications.
– Stronger signal strength means the connection quality is more resilient over longer distances, so it matters less if your home or business is far away from the telecommunications outlet.
Home and business users should always aim to have a fast fibre broadband connection, and switching fibre broadband providers can make a world of difference. Fast fibre is the most reliable way to boost productivity and improve online experience when browsing the web, working in the cloud, steaming a film, or gaming online.