Overview of the Speed Test feature of the Linksys WRT32X

A speed test is used to determine how much speed to give your prioritized devices.  It measures the download (from the internet) and upload (to the internet) speeds of your router.  Speeds vary depending on many factors. If your internet speeds are significantly different than these results, you might not get the best performance.
  • Upload speed measures the speed of data transfer from your home network.  Sending an email with attachments such as image files or documents and uploading videos or images to a website
  • Download speed measures the speed of data coming to your home network.  Receiving emails and downloading their attachments and opening a website or document accessed over the internet.

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NOTE:  An automatic speed test is run after you complete the Setup Wizard or when you first land on the Dashboard page of the router.​

It is recommended to perform multiple Speed Tests at different times during the day because the download and upload speed may vary and can be affected by the following factors:

  • The number of devices connected to your home network simultaneously
  • Activities and online applications which require a lot of bandwidth such as video streaming or Voice over Internet Phone (VoIP)
Some factors that may affect your Internet speed test include:
  • The time of day when the test is being run
  • Other users on the Internet using the Speed Test Tool
  • Other computers in your network that are using the Internet
  • Wired versus wireless connections
  • Wireless security type being used 
To use the Speed Test feature on the Linksys WRT32X AC3200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Gaming Router with Killer Prioritization Engine, follow the steps below:
Step 1:
Access the Linksys WRT32X web interface.  For instructions, click here

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NOTE:  The Dashboard displays the last speed test results.   The Dashboard auto-runs a speed test every time you access it.   To run a current speed test, click Run Speed Test.  You can also go to Router Administration to make sure the correct time zone is selected.

Step 2:
On the left side of the screen, click Speed Test.

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Step 3:
On the Speed Test screen, click User-added image and wait for the results.

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Step 4:
Once Speed Test finishes running, you can now determine the Download and Upload speed of your Wi-Fi.

If you need adjust your WAN bandwidth, run the speed test from the Prioritization settings.  Go to Device Prioritization and click on the link specified below to view the Fine tune your speed pop up box to either run a new speed test or enter a manual value.
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NOTE:  Contact your ISP to find your actual speed.  It is important to make sure these numbers are accurate to get the most out of Device Prioritization.

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