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Laptop Speed Test Direct from Elio Networks Termination

How to Run a Speed Test Directly from the Elio Termination Point

As Elio Networks do not supply any internal equipment such as switches, routers or firewalls, a speed test should always be ran from the Elio termination point. Below you will find a step by step guide to achieving this. 

Step 1 : Identify the Elio PoE injector

This is usually attached to side of the of comms cabinet, our engineers prefer to cable tie the device so it doesn't get misplaced if there are any changes made within the rack, however, if there is no rack it will be found in the vicinity of the router: 

Step 2 : Connecting the Laptop

Locate the cable that is connected from the LAN interface (PoE) to the WAN interface (Router) . The WAN side of the cable(as circled) should be disconnected and plugged directly into the laptop:

Step 3: Search

Once the laptop is connected you must change the IP address setting. To do this you must first go to the Ethernet Settings menu. In order to reach the Ethernet Settings menu, enter "Change Ethernet Settings" in the Windows search field located next to "Start" in the bottom left corner of the screen and press Enter:

Step 4 : Change Ethernet Settings

When in the Ethernet Settings window, click Change adapter options located under "Related Settings":

Step 5 : Network Connections                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Next, in the Network Connections window, right-click on the Network connection associated with your Ethernet adapter and click Properties:

Step 6 : Ethernet Properties

Next, click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4):

Step 7 : Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)

Finally, check Use the following IP address and enter a static IP for your PC, these IP's will be located on the bottom of the handover document. (e.g.,; Subnet mask -; Default gateway - (router's default IP address). Also check the Use the following DNS server address and the following Preferred DNS server - ; Alternate DNS Server Once these have been entered you will need to click OK on both this pop up and the next one:

Step 8 : Additional Notes:

  • Note 1: once you are done with your configurations (the reason you needed a Static IP), you should undo the changes that you made to the computer's IPv4 configuration, because otherwise you might not have an Internet connection. To undo these changes, go back to the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) window and check Obtain an IP address automatically