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Windstream speed test

How fast is your Kinetic internet? Take our speed test to see your download and upload speeds.

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Test your Kinetic internet speeds

Take our speed test to get an idea of what speeds you are getting from your internet provider, Kinetic by Windstream. The test will give you a reading on download and upload speeds and works with Kinetic DSL and fiber-optic services.

How to use the Kinetic speed test

Follow these steps to ensure you are getting an accurate speed test result.

  1. Reset your modem (optional). Unplug your modem, wait a few seconds and plug it back in to reset it. Note: This step may only be necessary if you haven’t reset your modem recently. It is not necessary to reset your modem each time before starting the test.
  2. Connect your computer directly to your modem using an Ethernet Cat5e or higher cable. If you have separate modem and router devices, make sure your cable is plugged into the modem, not the router.
  3. Disconnect any other devices from your network. This includes Wi-Fi connected devices such as cellphones, laptops, smart TVs and gaming consoles.
  4. Click “Start Testing Speed” to begin your speed test.

Your speed test results:

Download Speeds

888 Mbps

Upload Speeds

88 Mbps


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Try these helpful hacks to improve your internet speed. Or if you just want more bang for your buck, check out providers near you with more speed for the price. Either way, we’ll help you find what you need.

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Pro Tip: For best results, use an Ethernet cord to connect your router or modem directly to your device before you run the test.


How our Kinetic speed test works

If you’re thinking your speeds aren’t quite up to par with what you’ve been promised, our speed test is an easy way to test out your quality. Once you press go, we’ll first work to determine where you’re located in relation to the nearest server. The test sends a ping to the server and will use that to measure.

Next, we’ll start an upload and download test to see just how fast your network is transmitting data back and forth (and how hard it’s working to do so). Make sure to disconnect all other internet-connected devices before you conduct your test for the best and most accurate results.

Compare your test results

How do your speeds compare to other Kinetic speed tests? Check out the FCC numbers on Kinetic advertised vs. actual speeds, plus some of the fastest cities for Kineitc service below.

Windstream average speed vs. the world’s average speed

Cities with the fastest Kinetic internet speeds according to the FCC

Factors that may affect your Kinetic speed

Your Kinetic internet speeds utilize a DSL internet connection so it uses the existing phone lines in your home to deliver you the speeds you’ve been promised. However, a few things will affect your quality of service:

  • The quality of your phone line 
  • The distance between your home and the provider hub
  • Equipment (router and modem) that’s incompatible with internet speeds

Unless you plan on moving, there’s not many affordable ways to take care of the quality of your phone line or the distance between you and the hub. You can, however, update your equipment when you’re ready to make the investment. Start by checking out a few of our top picks for best Kinetic internet routers


Kinetic speed test FAQs

Is the Kinetic speed test accurate?

While we can’t guarantee 100% accuracy, your speed test should give you a good idea of the speeds you are getting. To ensure accuracy, use an Ethernet connection and make sure any other devices are disconnected before testing your speed.

When testing your Kinetic speeds over an Ethernet connection, your speeds should be within 80% or higher of your plan’s advertised speeds.

Some things that affect your speeds, such as peak usage times, aren’t necessarily in your control. However, you can try these tips to get the most out of your Wi-Fi.

Kinetic offers speeds ranging from 25 to 1,000 Mbps where available. Speeds vary by location and internet connection type.

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Taylor Gadsden

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Taylor Gadsden

Writer, Broadband & Wireless Content

Taylor is a veteran member of the Allconnect content team and has spearheaded a number of projects, including a data piece on the top fiber cities in the U.S. and a troubleshooting guide on how to connect your p… Read more

Robin Layton

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Robin Layton

Editor, Broadband & Wireless Content

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