How to use the Speed Check feature of the Linksys app

Performing a Speed Check is a good way to determine if you are receiving the expected quality of service offered by your internet service provider (ISP). This feature is available for both local and Linksys cloud account logins.

The speed test function is a useful tool that measures the download and upload speeds of your WiFi connection. Several factors contribute to the speed of your internet connection, such as the type of ISP account you have, the volume of local and global internet traffic, and the number of devices in your household that are sharing the connection.

For testing the WiFi router's speed while using WiFi security, it is recommended to utilize the WPA2™-Personal encryption setting. This protocol is based on hardware encryption and will yield the most accurate test outcomes.

This article will show you how to run a speed check on your Linksys Mesh router using the Linksys app. Options may vary by model.


1. Log in to the Linksys app dashboard.

2. For iOS, you can either tap Go to run the speed test for the time or tap on the Internet Speed tile on the dashboard and then tap Start Speed Check. You can also tap on the menu icon and then tap on Speed Check.

For an Android™ device, tap the menu icon at the upper-left corner of the screen and tap on Speed Check.


3. Tap Start Speed Check and wait for the results.

The image below is for the Linksys MX series, MR series, and WHW03 models.


After the speed test, the following results will show:


  • Download - is the speed rate at which internet content is transferred to your router.
  • Upload - is the speed of how quickly you can upload content to the internet.
  • Ping (latency) - measures, in milliseconds (ms), the amount of time it takes data to travel from your ISP’s servers to your network.
  • Results - is a brief description of the overall result of the speed test.

For Linksys MBE7000 and LN1100, you can select one of the two third-party Speed Check services that Linksys offers. Tap on Test with CloudFlare or Test with


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