Why do I need to bypass my router to verify my Internet speeds?

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Routers act as a gateway between the Internet and the devices in your home. If you’re experiencing slow speeds online, a malfunctioning router can be the source of the problem. To check if your personal router is the issue, we recommend bypassing the router and connecting a device with an ethernet port directly to your Cogeco modem.

To bypass your personal router, connect a device directly to the ethernet port on the back of the Cogeco modem. A laptop is a good choice, since it’s easy to bring it close to the modem.

Cogeco modem connected to a computer using an Ethernet cable

Once your device is connected to the Cogeco modem, you can run the Cogeco Speed Test to measure the actual speeds you’re getting from us.

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