NetworkInformation.downlink

Experimental

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The downlink read-only property of the NetworkInformation interface returns the effective bandwidth estimate in megabits per second, rounded to the nearest multiple of 25 kilobits per seconds. This value is based on recently observed application layer throughput across recently active connections, excluding connections made to a private address space. In the absence of recent bandwidth measurement data, the attribute value is determined by the properties of the underlying connection technology.

Note that Chrome-based browsers do not conform to the specification, and arbitrarily cap the reported downlink at a maximum of 10 Mbps as an anti-fingerprinting measure. Similar caps exist for the reported latency.

Syntax

var downLink = NetworkInformation.downlink

Value

A double.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Network Information API
The definition of 'downlink' in that specification.
Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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