What should be my upload speed?
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).
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.
- The download speed is how fast you can pull data from the server to you. Most connections are designed to download much faster than they upload, since the majority of online activity, like loading web pages or streaming videos, consists of downloads. Download speed is measured in megabits per second (Mbps).
- The average U.S. fixed broadband download speed was 64.17 Mbps (15th in the world) in the first half of 2017, while the average upload speed was 22.79 Mbps (24th in the world), according to data released today from internet speed test company Ookla.
- Below are the internet download speed recommendations per stream for playing TV shows and movies through Netflix. To watch Netflix in HD, ensure you have an HD plan, then set your video quality setting to Auto or High. Titles will play in HD as long as you have a connection speed of 5.0 megabits per second or faster.
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.
- Uploading is the transmission of a file from one computer system to another, usually larger computer system. From an Internet user's point-of-view, downloading is receiving a file from another computer. The File Transfer Protocol ( FTP ) is the Internet facility for downloading and uploading files.
- To disable Wi-Fi Multimedia Quality of Service (WMM QoS):
- Launch an Internet browser from a computer or wireless device that is connected to the network.
- Type http://www.routerlogin.net or http://www.routerlogin.com.
- Enter the router user name and password.
- Select ADVANCED > Setup > QoS Setup.
- 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.
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 to MB/s Conversion Table
Megabit per second Megabyte per second 9 Mbps 1.125 MB/s 10 Mbps 1.25 MB/s 11 Mbps 1.375 MB/s 12 Mbps 1.5 MB/s
- When it comes to streaming HD video, you'll need a broadband speed, or bitrate, that's capable of handling a progressive scan rate of 720p. While a broadband connection of up to 10 Mbps lets you easily stream a lot of video content online, you'll want 15 Mbps or more for this six-gigabyte HD video.
- Short for kilobits per second, a measure of data transfer speed. Modems, for example, are measured in Kbps. Note that one Kbps is 1,000 bits per second, whereas a KB (kilobyte) is 1,024 bytes.
Updated: 3rd October 2019