There are many easy ways to test and monitor the quality of a WiFi network. This guide will give an insight on whether the network is what is negatively influencing the Airtame stream.
Ping Airtame from your computer
When you "Ping" your computer sends a unique request to another device on the same network and waits for a reply for that specific request, displaying the time it waited before it got a reply. This is a quick and easy way to test the quality and speed of the network.
What to look for
- How many ms it takes for the computer to get a reply
- How much it fluctuates - If the ping is, for example, jumping hundreds of ms once in a while
- Packet loss
Matrix to evaluate your results
|<10 ms||Perfect latency and Quality|
|10-50 ms||A bit of latency and fine quality|
|50 - 200 ms||Noticeable latency and quality reduction|
|>200 ms||Dropouts, bad quality, and definite latency.|
Healthy packet loss is ≤ 1.0%
Windows network ping test
- Search for "CMD" and open
- Type "ping + Your device IP address -n 20"
Mac network ping test
- Open "Terminal" (Search or find in your application/utilities folder)
- Type "ping" followed by the IP of your device with a spacing between.
How to solve network issues
"1: Remove Network Configuration & Preference Files"