Virgin Speed Test

Performing a speed test from your modem, Steve, is the most accurate way to measure the Internet speeds Virgin Mobile is delivering to your home. Open a web browser. Type in the address bar and then press Enter on your keyboard. You can test the speed of your own standard BT broadband connection above. Virgin Media broadband speed test Virgin Media’s proprietary fibre optic network allows it to deliver the fastest, widely available broadband speeds in the UK – its top package achieving a download rate of up to 516Mb. The test runs straight from your Hub 4, which stops any interference, and lets you see the speed you’re getting into your home. Head here or scan the QR code to check your speeds now. The SamKnows speed test gathers data directly from the Hub 4 which is configured for 1Gbps as opposed to connecting to devices which may not have the capacity for 1Gbps. An external speed test may also reflect limitations due to device and local environmental influences. A full list of the Speedtest Awards won by Virgin Media in 2019.

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Download speed – this tells you how fast data can be downloaded from the internet to either your deviceor the Hub, depending on the test you’re using

Upload speed – this tells you how fast data can be uploaded from your device to either the internetor the Hub, depending on the test you’re using

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There are a bunch of things that can affect these results, like:

  • The connection between your device and the speed test site – things like your device’s WiFi limitations, how far away you are from the Hub and the type of Ethernet cable you use to test your speeds can limit your results
  • The time of day – the speeds you get depend on how many people are using the internet at the same time (but rest easy, our network is built to handle even the busiest times)
  • The type of connection you use – a wired connection will be more reliable than a WiFi connection
  • The device you test our speeds on – the results you get on mobile devices will usually be lower than using a computer browser because of hardware limitations – for example, the iPhone 6 can only go up to 120Mbps on WiFi, while the latest laptops and desktop computers can go as fast as 1Gbps with a wired connection

Latency(also known at the ping rate) – measured in milliseconds (ms), it’s the time it takes data to get from A to B. The lower the latency the better your connection will be for gaming and things that need a faster response

Packet loss – when accessing the internet, small units of data called ‘packets’ are sent and received across the network. The lower the packet loss the better your connection

Jitter – this is a measure of stability and the variances of the intervals between data packets being delivered. The lower the jitter the better your connection will be for gaming and things that need a faster response

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Ping – this is reaction time of your connection. The faster the ping the better your connection will be for gaming and other uses where a fast reaction is required

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Download speed – this will tell you how fast data can be downloaded from the Internet to your device

Upload speed – this will tell you how fast data can be uploaded from your device to the Internet

There are many factors that can affect these results including which speed test site you use: Dockmate corner bumpers.

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  • Your test result will only be as fast as the slowest part of the connection between your device and the speed test site
  • The time of day and days of the week can affect your test result, so run multiple tests to ensure the tests are not affected by one off factors or high usage of the speed test site
  • Tests using a wired connection will be more reliable than a WiFi connection
  • Mobile device test results will usually be different than tests using a computer browser due to hardware limitations, and may be lower than your broadband service. As an example, the Apple iPhone 6 has a maximum WiFi connection speed of up to 120Mbps - recent laptop and desktop computers can achieve up to 1Gbps via a wired connection