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Performance Tips:
What Affects Speed?

Many things can affect the speed of your
In-Home WiFi network. Here's a quick look
at the top factors affecting WiFi speed, and
tips to keep your speed up.



Time of day can affect your speed. Internet rush
hour is the busiest time on the web across the country
and the increase in Internet traffic can cause slowness.


Speed is shared. Every device connected
to your network will decrease the available
bandwidth for other devices that are using
the network at the same time.



Processors, hard drives, amount of RAM, applications running, and even the presence of spyware or viruses, impact the speed at which your device can process Internet data.


WiFi is a convenient way to get online, but it's
not always the fastest. Your router's distance
and height from the ground, the nearness of
other electronics, like microwaves, cordless
phones or Bluetooth devices, and physical
obstructions can all impact speeds.


Click here to find out more.
Optimum substantiates its advertised residential speeds via SamKnows/MBA testing to the extent available and/or internal testing.