How do I manage connections in Speedify?
You can manage the settings for your individual Internet connections by either clicking on their respective "Connection Bubbles" on the Dashboard or by navigating to the desired Internet connection through the main Settings menu.
- IP Address: This option shows you the IP Address and Transport Mode currently being used on this connection.
- Mean Opinion Score: The MOS or Mean Opinion Score is a standard rating based on latency, jitter, and loss of how well an internet connection will perform for voice calls.
|3 Stars||Very Good||4.3-5.0|
|2 Stars||Just Ok||3.6-4.0|
|1.0 Star||Very Bad||2.6-3.1|
|0.0 Stars||Not Recommended||1.0-2.6|
Connection details (expanded)
If you wish to view more information about your connection, you can click on EXPAND and should show you several things.
- Latency: Also known as ping, latency is the total round-trip time (RTT) from when this connection sends a request to when it receives a response from the server. Lower is better, with values below 80 ms desired for gaming and values above 150 ms resulting in noticeable delays and sluggishness in your internet experience.
- Jitter: The variability in latency of this connection. A lower value indicates a more stable and consistent connection.
- Packet Loss: The percentage of data packets recently lost or dropped by this connection. A reliable internet connection typically has little to no packet loss with values above 1% resulting in significantly decreased performance.
- Online, Connected - The connection is working, and Speedify is using it.
- Online, Not Connected - The connection has a route to the internet, and Speedify is attempting to connect.
- Online, Sleeping - Speedify is not using the connection, because the other connection(s) are good enough that it's not needed right now.
- Disconnected - The connection cannot access the internet, so Speedify is not using it.
Priority: The priority of a connection determines how and when Speedify should use it.
- Primary - Speedify will always try to use this network when it is available. Recommended for internet connections that do not have data caps on them.
- Secondary - Speedify will use this connection for occasional speed boosts when the Primary connections are being heavily used or slowing down. This setting is good for connections that have reasonable data caps, as they will be used much less often than the ALWAYS connections.
- Backup - Speedify will not use this network unless all the Primary and Secondary networks are not available. This setting is good for very expensive connections, which should only be used in emergencies.
- Never - Speedify will not use this network.
How Priorities Work
By default, Speedify will set Wi-Fi connections to "Primary" and Cellular connections to "Secondary." The interactions of all of these modes are shown in the following table. "Congested" means that the Wi-Fi is carrying enough data that it is starting to slow down your internet traffic:
|Priority State||Not Busy||Congested||Disconnected|
|Backup||Don't Use||Don't Use||Use|
|Never||Don't Use||Don't Use||Don't Use|
- Daily Data Cap: This controls how much data you can use on this connection each day, before Speedify warns you and stops using the connection--or slows it down, depending on your selection.
- Monthly Data Cap: When enabled, you can set a data limit for connections and specify when you want to reset the data limit each month. These options are perfect if you have a set data plan from your carrier. Note that it is only measuring data sent while Speedify is connected. If you do not use Speedify all the time, you may want to set this to lower than your actual data cap. The "Reset" can either be set to "Last 30 days," in which case Speedify ensures you never exceed the cap in a rolling 30 day period (ie: 30 days before now), or you can set it to a day of the month, to match your carrier's billing period if you know it. Note, you are also able to decide whether to stop using the connection when you hit a limit or to slow it down to 200Kbps.
- Overlimit Behavior: Sets the maximum speed for this connection. Off by default, because normally you want to go as fast as you can! But for expensive internet connections, you might want to throttle the speed down to stop it from using too much data, too quickly.
Note that Speedify only tracks data that is sent and received while you are connected to a Speed Server. You should set these to lower than the actual data cap set by your carrier.
- Rate Limit: When Rate Limit is enabled, Speedify will restrict the maximum speed of this internet connection to the value that you have set. If you have a limited data plan with your internet provider, this can help prevent overcharges.
Reset Statistics: This option will allow you to reset all tracked data usage from your internet connection