How do I test my WiFi speed?

You can test the WiFi speeds throughout your home by running a speed test in different rooms. Each test takes about 30 seconds and calculates your WiFi speed by measuring how much data can move through your connection in that time.

  1. Connect to your WiFi network on a mobile device
  2. Open your preferred internet browser
  3. Go to http://speed.novaconnect.nz

To test the speed of the internet connection to your home, use an ethernet cable to connect a computer to your modem and run the above speed test again. This will test the speed of a wired connection on our network (rather than Wi-Fi speed).

It’s important to note that devices like smartphones, tablets and computers can have different speed capabilities. Older technology or lower-end devices may be less able to process the full speed provided by your selected broadband plan. That’s why some devices return better speed results than others and why your test result may be less than the expected speed of your broadband plan.