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Testing Your Internet Speeds with Arvig’s Built-In Speed Tool

Fast and reliable internet is more crucial than ever for work, entertainment, and communication. Arvig provides fiber internet and cable broadband services across parts of Minnesota and offers a handy speed test tool to measure performance. This article explores how Arvig customers can use the speed test to optimize home internet speeds.

Accessing Arvig’s Speed Test

The Arvig speed test tool is available to customers by logging into their online Arvig account or via the My Arvig app. Under the Services menu, find and select Check My Speed. This will open the speed test page.

Because it integrates with your Arvig account, no additional setup or configuration is required to run the test. It automatically checks the speeds for your associated Arvig internet connection.

Running an Arvig Speed Test

For optimal accuracy, connect your computer directly to your Arvig modem or router via ethernet cable before starting a test. This avoids any wi-fi bottlenecks that could limit speeds. Use a laptop or desktop connected closely to the modem/router for a strong signal.

On the speed test page, select the Start button to begin. It will first check ping times and jitter, then measure your download and upload speeds. The test takes around 30 seconds to complete. No other action is required – just let it run.

Reviewing Your Arvig Speed Test Results

Once the test finishes, your measured download and upload speeds will be displayed in Mbps (megabits per second). Ping latency is shown in ms (milliseconds).

Compare your recorded speeds to the internet speeds your Arvig plan is rated for. If your speeds are significantly lower than expected, run additional tests over the next few days to see if results improve during off-peak times. If they remain consistently low, contact Arvig support.

What Impacts Arvig Internet Speeds?

Some factors that can influence your real-world Arvig internet speeds:

  • Using WiFi vs a direct wired ethernet connection
  • High neighborhood usage during peak evening hours
  • Capabilities of local infrastructure and network capacity
  • Outdated cables, modems, routers limiting performance
  • Too many devices simultaneously connecting to your home network
  • Exceeding your monthly data allowance resulting in throttled speeds

Troubleshooting Your Arvig Internet Speeds

If your Arvig speed tests are slower than anticipated, try these troubleshooting tips:

  • Reboot your modem and router to reset the equipment
  • Inspect cables for damage and replace any defective ones
  • Test hardwired speeds with different devices to verify computer-specific issues
  • Evaluate home network usage patterns for bandwidth-heavy activities
  • Contact Arvig support to assess equipment problems or area network needs
  • Consider upgrading to a higher speed Arvig plan if your usage demands faster speeds

The Importance of Regular Internet Speed Testing

Conducting periodic speed tests through Arvig’s tool provides value by:

  • Verifying you receive the internet performance you pay for based on your plan
  • Identifying any dips in speeds early so they can be addressed
  • Building an ongoing record of your internet speeds from a consistent source
  • Optimizing network setup and devices to maximize your home’s speeds

Use Arvig’s speed test regularly to monitor your internet health and performance over time. This helps ensure you consistently get the fast speeds you expect.

Conclusion

Arvig’s built-in speed test offers a fast and easy way for customers to measure real-world download and upload internet speeds. For accuracy, use a wired ethernet connection on a desktop computer located near your modem/router. Compare speeds to your subscribed internet plan to confirm you get the performance you pay for. Contact Arvig support if your test reveals any major discrepancies in speed.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: Does Arvig’s speed test work on mobile devices?

A: Yes, you can run Arvig’s speed test via the My Arvig app on both iOS and Android mobile devices.

Q: How often should I test my Arvig internet speeds?

A: It’s recommended to test your speeds about once a month or any time you experience slow internet. This helps identify issues promptly.

Q: What internet speeds do I need for online gaming or 4K streaming?

A: For gaming, download speeds of 25 Mbps are recommended. For smooth 4K streaming across multiple devices, 50-100 Mbps or higher is ideal.

Q: What happens if my speed tests show lower than expected speeds?

A: Contact Arvig technical support, who can troubleshoot and optimize your internet speeds if they are not meeting advertised rates.

Q: Where can I find terms and conditions for Arvig’s internet plans?

A: Full details on Arvig’s internet plans and services are available at arvig.com. Click Support then Terms & Conditions and select Residential Internet Terms & Conditions.

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