Optimize your internet speed

Learn about internet speed, what affects it, and how to get the most from your service.

What affects my internet speed?

The speed of your internet connection to your Wi-Fi® gateway is pretty consistent. You can check it with AT&T Smart Home Manager.

However, the speed you get on devices connected to your network can vary. The number of devices you connect to Wi-Fi, how you use them, their age and type, and Wi-Fi signal strength all can affect speed.

Number of devices and activities

All connected devices share your home internet connection. Trying to do too much at the same time can slow your speed:

  • Using multiple devices
  • Streaming
  • Gaming
  • Video conferencing

How can I speed up my internet?

Take steps to boost internet and device speed.

Get results with easy changes

  • Restart your Wi-Fi gateway every couple of weeks.
  • Turn off or disconnect devices you're not using.

  • Move Wi-Fi devices closer to your gateway.

  • Add a Wi-Fi extender to strengthen and expand your coverage.
  • Try using wired connections when you stream, game, and video conference.

  • Place your Wi-Fi gateway in a central location away from obstructions.

Have lots of connected devices?

How can I get help with my network and devices?

View devices on your network and check their data use and connection strength.

Test your internet speed from our network to your Wi-Fi gateway.

Use the Smart Home Manager to:

  • Check your Wi-Fi signal strength and reach.

  • Restart your gateway.

  • Ask our Virtual Assistant for help with common issues.