What is a good download speed and upload speed?
That's a relative question. It depends on your needs. A broadband speed nowadays is defined as 25mbps download and 3 mbps upload. A connection around these speeds should satisfy the needs of almost anyone nowadays, provided that it is a good quality connection with little or no interruptions.
Since most users spend much more time downloading (which includes viewing web pages or multimedia files) than they do uploading, high speed Internet providers have designed their systems to give priority to downloading. So if your upload speed appears to be slower than your download speed, this is probably expected.
- WMM stands for Wi-Fi Multimedia. It is a standard created to define quality of service (QoS) in Wi-Fi networks. It is a precursor to the IEEE 802.11e WLAN QoS draft standard, which is meant to improve audio, video and voice applications transmitted over Wi-Fi.
- If you need a quick primer on what to look for, your connection speed will usually be something like, "Download speeds up to 20 Mbps and uploads up to 4 Mbps." Mbps means Megabit per second and refers to transfer speed. (Don't confuse Mbps with MBps, aka Megabytes per second. A MB is equal to 8 Megabits combined).
- Wireless Multicast Forwarding (WMF) is an efficient way to forward traffic on the wireless network. It overcomes transmission issues by transmitting traffic only to the targeted members of the multicast. WMF uses Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) to keep track of the participants of the group.
If you need a quick primer on what to look for, your connection speed will usually be something like, "Download speeds up to 20 Mbps and uploads up to 4 Mbps." Mbps means Megabit per second and refers to transfer speed. (Don't confuse Mbps with MBps, aka Megabytes per second. A MB is equal to 8 Megabits combined).
- Part 1 General Fixes
- Check your download speed.
- Disconnect any non-essential devices from the Internet.
- Disable any apps you aren't using.
- Turn off streaming services.
- Try connecting your computer to your router via Ethernet.
- Avoid seeding or uploading while attempting to download.
- Netflix recommends a 3 Mbps connection for one standard-quality stream and 5 Mbps for a high-definition stream. Two simultaneous HD quality streams would need around 10 Mbps, and so on. Online video games don't require much bandwidth to play. However, downloading a video game or other huge file takes lots of bandwidth.
- I recommend 10MBps download speeds at least. That way if someone else in the home is streaming Netflix or Youtube, your gaming shouldn't be effected. Next, as what others are saying, you'll want to go wired. It's the best connection between the PS4 and your Internet.
Often fast enough to stream a 720p high-definition video, and it's possible to download some videos within about 20 minutes at this speed. But 4 mbps can still be sluggish. 6-10 mbps: Usually an excellent Web surfing experience. Generally quick enough to stream a 1080p (high-def) video.
- *Mbps vs. MBps. Mbps: (Small "b") A megabit per second (Mbit/s or Mbps) is a unit of data transfer rate equal to 1,000,000 bits per second or 1,000 kilobits per second. 8 Megabits per second is equivalent to 1 Megabyte per second (ie. 8 Mbps = 1 MBps).
- (1) When spelled Mbps, short for megabits per second, a measure of data transfer speed (a megabit is equal to one million bits). Network transmissions, for example, are generally measured in Mbps. (2) When spelled MBps, short for megabytes per second.
- Bit rates range from 96 to 320 kilobytes per second (Kbps). Using a bit rate of 128 Kbps usually results in a sound quality equivalent to what you'd hear on the radio. Many music sites and blogs urge people to use a bit rate of 160 Kbps or higher if they want the MP3 file to have the same sound quality as a CD.
Updated: 3rd October 2019