Speed Tests (Device & ISP)

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There are two different speed tests built into the Midco Wi-Fi app.

  • From the app home screen, tap the gateway pod to run an internet service provider (ISP) Speed Test.
  • Tap the device to run a Device Speed Test.

When running a speed test, it will use all available bandwidth in order to see how much is available. This is the reason ISP speed tests only run when the network is not busy.

ISP Speed Tests

The ISP Speed Test is actually running on the gateway pod itself, measuring the speed being delivered by the ISP. This test is run automatically once every six hours, but only when there is no traffic on the network. You can also choose to run the ISP Speed Test anytime via the Midco Wi-Fi app on iOS and Android, even when you are not connected to your network.

Running a speed test may affect the performance of other connected devices, which is why they do not automatically run when the network is busy.

  1. On the app home screen, choose the gateway pod icon, which opens your ISP Speed Tests history
  2. Tap Check Speed Now. This will trigger a speed test on your gateway pod and provide you with the latest results.

You can turn off the Auto-run ISP Speed Test using the toggle switch. On iOS, the toggle is found in the More menu.

The maximum for pods is 1 Gbps downloads and uploads, but this will also depend on your Midco internet package subscription. The built-in ISP Speed Test is limited to around 200 Mbps, regardless of the actual throughput that your pods are delivering.

If you have a connection faster than this and have a pod as the gateway, you can use the Device Speed Test feature when your mobile is connected to the gateway pod, to get a better idea of the speed coming into your gateway pod.

If you have a PC or Mac, you can download the stand-alone Ookla speed test app to run speed tests while connected to the gateway pod.

A history of speed tests for both upload and download is displayed and can be sorted for the last 24 hours, seven days or 30 days. The minimum and maximum speeds measured during the selected time frame are also highlighted.

Most commonly, you’ll see a gap in ISP Speed Test history if your network was busy at the time of the scheduled, automatic test.

The Automatic ISP Speed Test will not run if your network is offline or if the speed test servers are temporarily unresponsive. If this is the case, please check your connection and try running the test again later.

Device Speed Tests

Running a speed test may affect the performance of other connected devices. The Device Speed Test will not run if your network is offline, if you are not connected to your network, or if the speed test servers are temporarily unresponsive. If this is the case, please check your connection and try running the test again later.

Unlike the ISP Speed Test feature, this Speed Test measures the device's connection through the pods all the way to the internet.

  1. From the main screen, tap your device icon.
  2. Tap Device Speed Test to run the test automatically for the first time.
  3. Tap Retry to run the test again.
  4. If the Device Speed Test fails, wait a few moments and tap Retry.

The results from the previous Device Internet Speed Test will always be displayed.