By performing a Speedtest on your internet connection you can determine whether you have a stable connection. Depending on how you use Connec2, a low latency internet connection with enough bandwidth is recommended.
Although speedtest results aren’t the holy grail, they are a good indicator whether you are likely to encounter connection issues while using Connec2. Also; keep in mind you will only test your end of the connection: other users on less stable connections might still experience connection issues when you start using tools like remote desktop.
There are a lot of free online speedtest providers, a popular one is Ookla. For more accurate test results (which include Jitter and Packet loss) we advise you to use one of their native apps for Windows, Mac, Android or iOS.
Example of a WI-FI broadband connection:
This internet connection offers a great experience for multiple connected users and all available features in Connec2.
Example of a Hotspot 4G connection:
This internet connection is not suitable for connecting a large group of people and / or high demand data streams such as remote desktop.
Information and images courtesy of Ookla
The numbers in the speedtest result represent various measurements, but what do they mean? Well it all depends on the use case: a couple of people having a conversation will need far less bandwidth than setting up a remote desktop stream to an entire group of people. Therefore, the recommended values are not necessities: in most cases you won’t need as much bandwidth.
Note: Most mobile hotspot devices (e.g. your phone or a 4G/5G MiFi router) aren’t as good in hosting a WI-FI network as their dedicated counterparts (e.g. your ISP provided WI-FI router at home) – meaning that although your mobile 4G/5G connection might be stable, the network device itself can’t properly distribute all the data to multiple connected devices at the same time without decrease in performance (!)
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