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Speed Testing

A speed test is one way to test the speed of your Internet connection.  However, there are many factors that can affect the results of a speed test.  These factors include but are not limited to:

  • the quality and condition of the server at the speed-test location
  • the number of people currently testing to the same speed test server as you
  • the distance (hops) and quality of each segment from your computer to the speed test server
  • the quality and condition of your router, computer’s Ethernet card, or computer’s wireless card

First try going to: and let the system choose the test server

Note:  select a server with high enough capacity to max out your connection.

NOTICE:  To get an accurate speed test you should be plugged directly into our receiver or modem using a CAT5/6 Ethernet Cable.  Bypass your router and do not speed test using your local WiFi connection to eliminate local network issues.  To establish a baseline and be sure something on your network is not causing a problem locally this is the most accurate way to test the speed of your NCW connection.

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