How To Find Out The Wi-Fi Speed On Your Laptop For Mac & Windows Users
Connecting to a Wi-Fi is a convenient thing, especially when the signal bars are strong or at its maximum level. However, it is not always about the signal bars of the Wi-Fi but the actual speed. This element matters the most when a person pays for a certain amount of speed/bandwidth of the Wi-Fi. Here are the most helpful ways to know the speed of the wireless connection:
For Mac users
For Mac OS users, they should just hold the "Option" key while clicking on the Wi-Fi icon on the top right area of the screen. After that, a menu will appear and it will present every information regarding the specific Wi-Fi hub a person has chosen. The speed is displayed and labeled under "Tx Rate," according to CNET's report.
For Windows users
For windows users, they should right-click the Wi-Fi icon located on the lower right corner of the screen. After that, click the "Open network and Sharing Center" option. Next, they should click on the Wi-Fi that they want to know or that is connected to the computer and a window will show up, presenting all the information about it. Once done, click the "Details" tab to see the IP address and other information.
Higher value than the broadband download speed is recommended
Furthermore, the speed is mostly presented in "megabits per second" (Mbps) with a value before it. The bigger the value, the better the speed and this is a no-brainer. Of course, the speed fluctuates in between the range that it can carry. An example of a decent speed would be fluctuating between 20Mbps to 400Mbps. If connected properly to a stronger network, the Wi-Fi connection can reach up to 1,300Mbps. According to the same source, when the number is higher than the broadband download speed, then it is a full internet speed connection. Otherwise, it will be the Wi-Fi slowing down the internet connection.