What's a Good Wi-Fi Speed and How to Measure It
If you're managing a wireless network, it's crucial to be aware of the overall network speed. Understanding how it's measured and using an appropriate amount of bandwidth will ensure all devices receive a smooth, seamless experience.
If you’re new to Wi-Fi in general, check out our list of frequently asked Wi-Fi questions. You may also appreciate our guides on how to get free WiFi and how to choose between 2.4GHz and 5GHz channels on your router.
How is Wi-Fi speed measured?
Wi-Fi is measured using two metrics: upload speed and download speed.
- Upload speed refers to the speed that your machine is capable of transmitting data across the network.
- Download speed refers to how fast your device can receive data.