NetworkInformation.downlinkMax

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

The NetworkInformation.downlinkMax read-only property returns the maximum downlink speed, in megabits per second (Mbps), for the underlying connection technology.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.

Syntax

var max = NetworkInformation.downlinkMax

Return value

  • an unrestricted double representing the maximum downlink speed, in megabits per second (Mb/s), for the underlying connection technology.

Examples

The following example monitors the connection using the change event and logs changes as they occur.

function logConnectionType() {
  var connectionType = 'not supported';
  var downlinkMax = 'not supported';

  if ('connection' in navigator) {
    connectionType = navigator.connection.type;

    if ('downlinkMax' in navigator.connection) {
      downlinkMax = navigator.connection.downlinkMax;
    }
  }

  console.log('Current connection type: ' + connectionType +
    ' (downlink max: ' + downlinkMax + ')');
}

logConnectionType();
navigator.connection.addEventListener('change', logConnectionType);

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support61 ? No No48 No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support5038 ? No37 No ?

Document Tags and Contributors

Contributors to this page: fscholz, jpmedley, chrisdavidmills, teoli
Last updated by: fscholz,