When preparing for a video conference, it is essential to prepare ahead of time. One great and simple way to ensure the video conference will run smoothly is to run an internet speed test.
Make sure you run the test on the device and Wi-Fi you plan to use for your videoconference.
Go to www.google.com
Search “Internet Speed Test”
You should see the option pictured below.
Click RUN SPEED TEST
The test should take less than 30 seconds. Then you will see the breakdown of your results.
Note that the message above states, “Your internet connection should be able to handle multiple devices streaming HD videos, video conferencing, and gaming at the same time. ”This is the result you want to see on your speed test if you plan to use videoconferencing.
What can I do if I run into connection issues or buffering issues during a video call?
If your video meeting is buffering, one solution is for attendees who do not need to be seen to stop sharing their video and utilize only audio. When one person stops sharing their video, internet connection will improve for all participants.
If all participants have trouble with the connection, the best solution may be for everyone to leave the call and then redial in to connect to a new server.
How can I get the best connection?
To get the best connection, hardwire to your system with an ethernet cable.
The best way to boost your connection without an Ethernet cable is to position yourself as close to your internet router as possible and minimize obstructions such as walls or floors between you and your device. Microwaves, televisions, and mirrors can interfere with your signal.
A third tip is to shutdown all other open applications on your computer before attending a videoconference to dedicate the bandwidth to just the video conference.
What is a good internet speed?
Good internet speed is a speed that allows you to do what you need without limitations or interruptions. Below is a comparison of speeds.
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