How do I check my upload and download speeds?

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Dave Brooks

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Most users agree that the best sight for satellite internet speed test is Use the manual option and choose 12 mb for download test and 3 mb for upload test. Exede's tech support or your dealer/installer can also check your speeds remotely.
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Starring Matter

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You will also want to assure you are plugging your modem directly into the device you are running the speed test on, NOT going wirelessly.  You will get a much more accurate result of your actual speeds when hardwired, not wireless.
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Michael Cerkas

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Best benchmark testing for speed is a website called   it is a free service and tests both download and upload.  Check it out.
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Hi Dave, Michael is correct. We recommend to
verify your speed. On our webpage we have a direct link to it. Please visit if you would like to use it. Thanks
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mike barber

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 I recently contacted Exede/Rural Broadband...  and they recommended  now I'm confused.
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mike barber

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 I have my laptop connected to my wireless router via an ethernet (cat 5) cable. Then, cable from router to modem. This way I can access the Internet with my smart phone via the wireless router and have (I think) a direct connection from my laptop.

 Does this set up degrade the signal to my laptop?
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Christine Conrad

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mike barber, connecting your laptop via Ethernet cable via your router should not degrade your internet connection. As for the speed testing, I have always had better luck using, my experiences with are sometimes unreliable.
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Sandra Neves

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The wireless test speed is 12 and plug directly in modem I got 21. What a difference!