What are my expected speeds on Ting Gigabit?

Due to the environmental variability from each home or business, we can only guarantee crazy fast performance when hardwired directly to your ONT (aka fiber modem) with a Cat5e or Cat6 Ethernet cable. By their nature, Wi-Fi connections are "lossy" and are affected by many variables (such as distance, barriers, and interference) which can cause degraded speeds and fluctuations. Click here for our Wi-Fi FAQ and check out the chart below: 

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In short: as fast as the Ting Gigabit connection is, it does not change the limits of wireless and you will not achieve gigabit performance over Wi-Fi with the current technology available.

 

Test Your Speed

If you're curious about your network performance, please check out the following link to our dedicated speed test server: 

ting.com/speedtest 

This link is valid for all of our Ting Towns and should default to the local server in your area.

Before performing any speed tests, it is highly recommended that you perform a quick power cycle of your wireless router. Find out how and why.

 

Expected Performance

Here is what you can generally expect depending on your method of connectivity to an AC-class wireless router:

 

Speed

Connection Type

Protocol

Typical real-life performance in
Megabits per second 
(Mbps)

Best

Ethernet Cable
(Cat5e or better)

Gigabit

800 - 940

 

Fast Ethernet

80 - 95

Poor

2.4 GHz wireless band

wireless-G

10 - 20

Mediocre

wireless-N

20 - 70

 

5 GHz wireless band

wireless-N

40 - 90

Good

wireless-AC

100 - 400

 

While not guaranteed, the Wi-Fi performance figures above are what you could expect when testing your connection with our dedicated speed test server at an average distance of 15-20 ft with few-to-no physical barriers between your testing device and the router.

 

Router Uptime

It's recommended that you reboot your router periodically. This is known as "power cycling".

Why:
If you keep a computer up and running for several days or weeks without powering it down, it can become slow and unstable. Restarting helps give it a fresh start, and your computer will typically run faster and with less issues. A wireless router is also a computer and benefits from the same process.

How:
Simply remove the router's power cord from the wall outlet or from the unit. Wait about 10 seconds before plugging it back in. Allow about 3 min for it to re-connect to the internet automatically.

We recommend a power cycle every 30 to 50 days. 

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