Is your speed
worth the price?
Your internet speed
The price you ought to be paying
You're going too fast!!
You're going too fast!!
The Planhub Internet Price Test uses your public IP address to find the approximate geographical reference of your connection. Your public IP address is cross-referenced in a public database to a more or less accurate longitude and latitude. The test uses this geographic reference to estimate your location. It is possible that the postal code that is displayed is inaccurate. For more accurate results, we advise you to enter your postal code.
Planhub is a mobile and internet plan search engine with a comprehensive database of all mobile and internet plans currently available in the market. For this test, we use our own comprehensive database to find the best deals available for your internet speed in your location. The database is updated daily to ensure that the prices displayed are always accurate and reflect the best deals in the market. We also make sure to display the stable price that you can expect to pay after any short-term promotions are over. Hence, we always display the price you’ll pay in the 7th month of your contract - so any surprises you face in terms of price are always pleasant! Monthly usage and yearly price can always be taken into consideration once you click through to our detailed results page.
The speed displayed during the test is the Internet speed as measured from your device, not your modem. There are several factors that can influence the displayed speed and it may be different than the speed you expect to enjoy with your provider. Be aware that even the speed calculated from your modem may differ from the speed of your plan. However, if the speed displayed is wildly different from the speed you expect, you should contact your provider (or use PlanHub to find a better deal!).
The first thing to know regarding displayed speed is that if the speed displayed during the test differs from the speed you’re paying for with your Internet contract,this is not unusual. Several factors influence measured speed including, network infrastructure, reduced peak hour speeds, site traffic, latency, lost data packets and malicious operators to name a few. These factors are not always in your control (though you can always switch to a different provider to solve some of these problems). A few others factors that are in your control are explained below: for several reasons;
Your modem is the device that receives the internet signal for your home. Usually, through the telephone line, an optical fiber cable or a coaxial cable (depending on your operator). Then, it translates this signal and transmits it to your router. It is therefore very important to ensure that your modem and router (with some providers they may be the same device) are able to receive the speeds that you are paying for in your contract. Be sure to check the technical specifications of these devices.
The type of connection you are using can also affect the Internet speed. A physical (ethernet) cable connection may be faster than a wireless connection.
The frequency type of your wireless connection can also affect speed. The 2.4 GHz frequency has a longer range, but has slower speeds than the 5 GHz frequency. The 5 GHz frequency has a shorter range, higher download speed, but can not pass through solid objects (such as walls).
Also remember that the more devices there are on a network, the slower the speed. If you are using fiber optic Internet and you have a TV also connected to the internet, know that you share the speed with your TV and therefore your measured speed could be affected.
Depending on your device, the speed you enjoy may differ. The age of your device is the first factor to take into account. Older devices use older wireless standards than newer devices and may therefore be unable to take advantage of faster speeds available through newer standards, It is therefore important to check the wireless standard of your device. Here is a quick guide to current WiFi standards:
Wifi standards 802.1a / b and g are today outdated. With optical fiber, the 802.11n standard has been developed, capable of delivering 288 Mbit / s on the 2.4 GHz frequency and up to 600 Mbit / s on the 5 GHz frequency. Another current standard is the Wi-Fi 802.11ac standard, which dates from 2014 and is present in your smartphones. It can deliver speeds of upto 866.7 Mbit / s.
Some operating systems are also compatible with these standards. For example, Windows Vista, 7, 8 are compatible with 802.11 ac. But Windows XP remained on the 802.11 a / b / g standards. Pay attention to these key specifications of your devices at home.
Finally, viruses, saturated memories, temporary internet files can all decrease the internet speed of your device during the test.
Since the signal your router sends must reach your device, distance is a factor that affects connection speed.
If your network needs to cover a large space, your connection may be affected when you move away from your router. The walls, floors, and other obstaclesad-block-message that separate your devices from your router can also slow down your speed - especially if you're using a 5 GHz network. Take the test near your router, then at a few different places in your house to see if there is significant variation. In some cases, the use of a booster, WiFi relay or even a mesh network is recommended.
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