Spectrum speed test

Test and compare your Spectrum internet speeds with our free speed test.

Test your Spectrum internet speeds

Want to know what internet speeds you’re getting? Whether you have Spectrum or internet service from another provider, you can test your speeds here. Our speed test will show you download speeds, upload speeds, ping and your IP address.

After taking the test, compare your results and check out the FCC findings on Spectrum advertised vs. actual speeds. If you find your home could use a speed upgrade, call to shop available plans in your area.

How to use the Spectrum speed test

Before clicking “Start Testing Speeds,” take a few moments to ensure you have the best connection for accurate results.

First, be sure to test your speeds using a LAN connection. Connect your computer directly to your modem using an Ethernet cable. For the best results, use a Cat5e or higher cable.

Next, disconnect any other wired or wireless devices that could use up bandwidth and interfere with your test results. If you have a separate modem and router, simply unplugging your router from the modem should suffice. If you have a modem/router combo device, you’ll want to disconnect or turn off all Wi-Fi enabled devices.

The last step is to close any other browser windows or applications on your computer, such as Netflix or Spotify, that use an internet connection. You are now ready to start the speed test.

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Compare your Spectrum speed test results

A recent speedtest.net report showed the average Spectrum download speeds for Q2-Q3 2018 were 87.56 Mbps, short of the national average of 96.25 Mbps. While Spectrum speed test averages were lower than the national average, this doesn’t mean the service underperforms. According to a 2018 FCC study, Spectrum internet actual speeds were higher than advertised speeds across every tier tested.

Check out how Spectrum actual speeds compared to advertised speeds, plus some of the cities where you can find the fastest Spectrum internet speeds below.

Spectrum advertised vs. actual speeds

Advertised speedAverage speedActual speed vs. advertised speed %
2023.22116.1
3036.66122.2
6065.37109
100111.7111.8

Source: FCC

Cities with Spectrum gigabit internet up to 940 Mbps

Source: Spectrum.com

Spectrum speed test frequently asked questions

The speed test automatically connects to the best available server and performs multiple download and upload tasks to help maximize accuracy. With that said, no speed test can ensure 100% accuracy and are intended to give you an estimate of your speeds.

You can perform the speed test over a Wi-Fi network to test the quality of your connection. However, Wi-Fi speeds are often slower than a LAN connection and will not give you an accurate reading of the speeds you are getting from your provider.

Spectrum internet offers three main speed tiers. Depending on where you live, these speed tiers could include speeds ranging from 60 to 940 Mbps. Other Spectrum speeds include 100, 200 and 400 Mbps plans.

For slow speeds over a LAN connection, try resetting the modem or upgrading to your own modem. For slow speeds over a Wi-Fi connection, try resetting your router or any of these tips to boost your Wi-Fi signal.

Last updated 04/30/19.

Call to shop faster internet plans in your area

An internet plan upgrade could have you seeing significantly faster speed test results. Shop high-speed internet plans from Spectrum and other top providers in your area. Call now to get started.

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