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How much bandwidth is required to use LogMeIn Central?

Remote control performance depends on several factors, such as screen resolution, color depth, type of activity, available bandwidth and latency.

  • For connecting and doing non-remote control work, any always-on internet connection is sufficient.
  • For remote control, we require 1.5 Mbit/s (192 Kbyte/s) or higher connection speed on each end, as per FCC guidelines for video streaming. For optimal experience in Full HD resolution, a 2 Mbit/s (256 Kbyte/s) connection is recommended.

The following values are valid for light office work in Full HD resolution (1920x1080 pixels), using a single monitor.

  • Media streaming, drag and drop file copy and remote printing of large documents require additional bandwidth to retain remote control quality.
  • Higher latency (above 40ms) reduces the responsiveness of the session regardless of connection speed. Mobile and microwave generally feature higher round-trip times compared to wired and WiFi connections.
  • Actual bandwidth usage may be lower than indicated, depending on your activity.
Tip: If you are unsure of your connection speed and latency (ping), or just want to check, please go to, and run a speed test. The result is given in Mbps (Mbit/s).
Color quality Mbit/s Kbyte/s
Compressed (JPEG) 3 400
High 4 500
HD 2 256
Sound quality Kbyte/s
Low 4
Medium 8
High 16
Article last updated: 27 September, 2022