If you have Premium WiFi, you can rest assured it is! Using our SmartNID setup with Premium WiFi pods will ensure you have fast and consistent WiFi coverage throughout your home.
But no matter what your setup, it's good to remember that wireless speeds are typically lower than wired speeds on the same network. Each WiFi device will show less speed than your full connection bandwidth. For that reason, with certain devices like gaming systems, work computers, or streaming devices, a wired connection is worth considering. Ethernet will often deliver a faster connection than WiFi and can reduce latency (ping).
If you're using a CenturyLink gateway with WiFi built in, there are several things you can do to improve your connection. Start by making sure your device and modem are both using the 802.11ac* standard and are connected at 5 Ghz. Then follow our tips to optimize your WiFi signal.
*802.11ac has a theoretical speed of 1.3 Gbps. Real-world factors like interference and distance can reduce speeds dramatically.