Netflix has its own speed test service, which they can't really boost without boosting Netflix, I recommend you try that.
I also read a story a while ago about a guy that discovered his internet sped up for a few minutes after connecting to speedtest.net, so he wrote a bot to constantly do it in the background every 3 minutes.
Edit 2: For those curious, such a bot would be fairly simple to write. Something like this should do the trick on Windows: just save it as a .ps1 file and put it in autostart.
Edit 3: Thanks to u/the_real_farfetchd for a Bash version
Edit 4: Added a link for the Netflix speed test
The first Fast.com result can't be correct. The Starlink Dish and PoE adapter only have 1Gbps ports. Still threw me when I saw this result though. 300-400Mbps is still a great speed either way! Location: Bendigo, VIC, Australia.
> Is your ISP throttling your traffic?
Try Netflix own speed test: https://fast.com/. If it's a lot slower than what you're paying for, you may complain to your ISP.
If that doesn't help, and switching providers is not an option, the easiest solution is to connect through a VPN. (source: r/Netflix-VPN)
This is Netflix testing how fast data goes to you from their servers. It's more useful than a test that your ISP is aware of, and will adapt for.
edit: apparently Google's own test is a better one, my data shows 1/3 the throughput through theirs.
Realistically if it gets repealed, we go back to the era of 2014.
Which should not be that long ago to remember.
The issue was that netflix, youtube, etc were experiencing throttling. This was -- ostensibly -- because they wouldn't pay the ISPs the premium fee.
Assuming things go back to that, you could use a VPN and have non-throttled rates -- or -- complain directly to the ISP. Some had even noticed that using speed tests would show decreased speeds. Then they noticed they didn't, but netflix still seemed slow. So they came out with Fast.com, which does speed tests directly through netflix servers.
Netflix, you see, was the biggest target of the ISPs.
This issue will be a battleground for many years, and we can expect this to go back and forth for awhile. There is a lot of money behind both sides. That's how it'll work.
It's run by Netflix and uses the same ports and IPs Netflix uses. That means that ISPs can't cheat it by detecting that you're on a testing site like speedtest and then throttle Netflix.
Usa o https://fast.com, é um medidor da Netflix usando os servidores deles. Ou seja, se estiverem aumentando a velocidade dos medidores, vão ter que priorizar a Netflix inteira que consome uma banda fudida.
Try running a speed test on https://fast.com. It uses Netflix's servers exclusively, so of your ISP is throttling Netflix, there will be a large disparity in the numbers you get there and on something like speedtest.net.
Except fast.com which fetches content from deployed netflix cache servers around the world. Any interference to make netflix slower would show up there too. It's not a public service as they marketed it, it's self-defense against shaping.
> Is your ISP throttling your traffic? [x-post from r/technology]
It's been noted that most ISPs don't throttle Speedtest/Ookla because they're collaborating with each other to give better theoretical results without real-world measure.
Use fast.com ; it's Netflix's own speed test and uses their services to test the speeds if you were to stream a Netflix video. Chances are this is more accurate.
Doesn't mean that ISPs aren't throttling other services and might just be prioritizing Netflix. Same thing happened to the MOBA League of Legends where they had to pay off ISPs nationally to get better speeds.
This is why Net Neutrality is important and America (knowing the context that you're a third world country) got fucked by the FCC because corruption.
Big corporations are scum.
Ist euch mal aufgefallen das der Speedtest auf der Vodafone Seite immer höhere Angaben angibt als andere Teste? Ja mir ist bewusst Server und so aber da sind bei mir teils erhebliche Unterschiede von bis zu 300bmbits mehr bei den Vodafone Speed Test
Ergebnisse vom Speed Test gerade
If you have a Netflix account, try this speed test: https://fast.com/. If you find it super low compared to what you think you should be getting, you may complain to your ISP.
If that doesn't help, and switching providers is not an option, the easiest solution is to connect through a VPN. (related subreddit: /r/Netflix-Via-VPN)
> video streams probably look the same as just trying to watch a video when you analyze the data.
I'm pretty sure that's not how T-Mobile's video throttling works.
I'd put my money on it being a fixed list of IPs that are always throttled because they're owned by a streaming provider. This would explain why services like fast.com are throttled despite not being video.
They already did, which is why Netflix created https://fast.com, because ISPs prioritize speedtest.net.
But i havent seen any proof theyve tried anything new yet already, theyll probably wait a bit for the dust to settle, because they know theyre already right on the edge of what people will tolerate as it is. At this point im surprised Comcasts headquarters hasnt been molotoved.
My torrents have been super slow all week, and paranoid me is all "ITS BEGUN", but i think i fucked up a setting somewhere.
if the speeds between the two are drastically different for you then youre already being affected by your ISP's. i found out yesterday that verizon is throttling my service. i plan on getting a hold of whoever i can in Michigan because of this. i want to help with this.
First check if your playback settings are the reason. It should be on "Auto" or "High" (unless your have data restrictions of course)
If that isn't the reason go to fast.com. Netflix isn't throtting you, but your ISP might.
Lets do the following troubleshooting to find the issue:-
> So finally my friend had a survey done on the WiFi and received the final test reports back.
Your friend should be asking this question of the professional(s) he paid to survey the network.
Obvious step-by-step diagnostic approach:
are you the one providing the internet access to him, ie, it is your name and credit card details on the account with the ISP? if so, i would just let your tenant get their own internet connection themselves, so you dont have to be involved. the last thing i want to do is call tech support for my tenants.
otherwise there isn't anything you can do, if they are using that much in one day they are either streaming or downloading movies with torrents. either way, they might be getting throttled by your ISP to slow down their speed.
have them go to FAST.COM or speedtest.net and send you a screenshot when they are having issues. if it is close to the speed that you are paying for, then tell them to kick rocks.
Getting 100mbps on Fast.com right now and using Edge actually fixed the problem. Been working flawlessly so far.
Any idea why It's not working as good on Brave? Seems weird since every other streaming service is working fine
I even use their limited package and this shit is extremely slow these days and disconnects like every 30mins. I'm really frustrated.
Also OP, don't use speedtest.net for check the internet speed. The ISPs have whitelisted it so it can show unrealistic speeds. Use a service like fast.com
Comcast does not offer gigabyte service anywhere. Nor does any internet company list their speeds in terms of bytes.
If you do a fast.com or speedtest.net test those will show you the bit speeds you are getting, for which 600-700 is acceptable. But if you are looking at download speeds in steam or chrome or wherever those show bytes, which is 1/8 the bit number
You want to try a few different speed tests to get a better idea. IT is known that ISPs will give special treatment to speedtest.net so try other ones.
If all of these report lower than speedtest.net, then your ISP is doing something. If they report the same, then there are other issues.
Don't use speedtest, its basically a scam that doesn't really tell your true speed from different ISPS.
Use fast.com, Netflix made that site because too many people were complaining about this exact thing. It will show you your true down and up speed.
WTF? That's FTTH? That's lit brooo WTF. I mean, you only have it on Speedtest (that's something sketchy they're doing to get our country a higher ranking on Speedtest), but fast.com and all other websites should have the speed you're subscribed to.
Doesn't change my question, what fucking great city do you live in? Masha2allah y3ny
Lol something like this happened to me recently, i was at work at this woman was complaining about they phone internet. So i was like let me check it out, they hand it over and i open browser to go fast.com and it comes up with "hardcore gay cowboy gangbang black cocks"! 0.0
You would be a qualified candidate for several Phoenix area companies in the 100k+ range. Many of those do have remote positions available. Can I PM you some postings? Where are you located and what is your internet speed? (Fast.com)
I'd advise against using speedtest. If there's intentional throttling in place, ISPs temporarily disable it so that it's not reflected in speedtest report. Alternatively you can use fast.com which is owned by Netflix, and more difficult for ISPs to trick.
Your connection is not the only limiting factor. A lot of places have traffic shaping so even if you could theoretically hit 250 mbps down you'll never go beyond what they are limiting you to.
Generally speaking the best benchmarks are Steam downloads (huge CDN and basically unthrottled), YouTube's built in "Connection Speed" under Stats for Nerds (stream something like a 4K 60 FPS video), Fast.com, and Speedtest.net. Fast is mostly useful for Netflix and Speedtest is known to be inflated. Torrenting like you tried is also great but can provide mixed results with little use outside of other torrent downloads.
On the flipside of USG, try using a non-biased third party tester as a control test: https://fast.com
fast.com is owned and operated from the same servers Netflix uses to host their streaming service. They have a vested interest in identifying the sources of network issues in order to resolve or offload the blame for a customer outage as their payed for and provided service is 24/7 streaming HD videos.
Verizon (and other ISPs) has been known to white-list the normal speed testing sites and downgrade traffic to multicast. So I have issues trusting most speed testing sites due to the ISP fiddling with preferred protocols and paths.
Like I told the other guy just now:
> In the future, I would recommend using something like https://fast.com/, which Netflix (a company ISPs love to slow down) runs off its own servers. The beauty of it is that, because it runs off the same servers Netflix uses to stream video, ISPs can't artificially speed it up without speeding up Netflix's streaming service as a whole.
If the user is on a carrier that throttles video (some wired internet providers do it as well, but it's less common than wireless) using WARP can help. This is why people in the US made a big fuss about net neutrality on Reddit a few years ago - providers are treated differently.
If you're curious about whether your provider does this - run a test on SpeedTest and one on fast.com. The latter tests to Netflix's servers, so it'll give you your video streaming speed.
Verizon / T-Mobile / AT&T in the US will all throttle your Netflix speed on their base plan, though some offer addons / upgrades to full speed.
>I tested Ethernet speed from each cable using an Xbox one s , PS4 and the tv (Netflix) and am only getting ~57mbps down from each cable.
For starters, don't use consumer entertainment devices for network throughput testing.
Use a PC or a wired laptop.
Use a variety of internet speed test sites- fast.com, speedtest.net, whatever has a local server.
Nope. If he's paying for 30Mbps, he's only really getting 30Mbps (OP can test on fast.com or try downloading and he'll get what he's paying for (which are up to 200)).
I am not salty, I am just mad WE is doing this thing, whitelisting Speedtest servers and giving them full line speed, to increase Egypt's ranking on Speedtest while throttling all (and I mean all) other websites. I hope we can get these Speedtest for real use one day, with acceptable quotas for sure.
No speedtest sites are accurate to measure gigabit speeds. Fast.com is the worst even speedtest.net is inaccurate.. many times I get 1+ gbps when my port itself is gigabit.
Fast.com is not the most accurate speed test in terms of measuring overall performance for a wireless carrier. Since it's on Netflix's servers, it is often throttled to a preset limit based on the wireless plan you're on. That's true with T-Mobile as well - I don't know all the limits, but I do know if a plan includes SD streaming that the cap is around 2Mbps (which fast.com reflects.)
There's plenty of other tests, all with their pros and cons. If you don't want to use Ookla, Google has a speed test, Opensignal has one, and there's dozens of others as well that won't fall under the video hard throttle. Fast.com has a purpose, but it's to measure how well streaming video will generally work (and in particular how well Netflix streaming will work,) not overall data performance.
I'm on Magenta Max with a UHD video pass enabled, as shown, I am getting 140M on fast.com which is quite close to my speedtest result.
Is it true that the UHD video pass is just like the legacy HD Video Pass on the retired One plans? It sure seems to be but was curious if there were any official answers?
When I asked this question to Care, they had no idea what I was asking lol.
EDIT: This was on Band 66, no N41 love over here yet =(
I found links in your comment that were not hyperlinked:
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In the future, I would recommend using something like https://fast.com/, which Netflix (a company ISPs love to slow down) runs off its own servers. The beauty of it is that, because it runs off the same servers Netflix uses to stream video, ISPs can't artificially speed it up without speeding up Netflix's streaming service as a whole.
Si, a los routers les puedes poner los DNS de google. Checa la velocidad y quéjate si no es la del contrato.
Mi velocidad estaba en 5MB, hablé a IZZI para cancelar el servicio y me la subieron a 11 MB.
I'm not sure if this is accurate or not, but fast.com uses Netflix's servers so the network thinks you're streaming and throttles you down to 1.3Mbps which is enough for 480p. If you have Magenta Max or some other plan that doesn't throttle streaming, then ignore this and I have no idea what's wrong.
fast.com is from netflix. So if you have a limit on video streaming quality that would be why its limited to 2mbps. Try using speedtest.net on both devices.
Others are already addressing the wifi test expectation issue, but to the speed test itself, a few things:
based on your title you only have one server, why do you plan on running bungeecord?
Also we need your CPU, plug-ins you want to run, how much ram the whole computer has, and your upload speed (use speed test websites)
You won't get a refund for the days you've already stayed. Your best option is to contact the host and see if they will give you a discount.
Alternatively, you can leave and contact AirBnb to fight for a refund of your remaining days. But the fact that you have stayed there for 20 days already may hurt your case.
You can leave an honest review for the host. In the future, always ask for a speed test (fast.com) before booking.
Fast.com is just a speed test to netflix servers but they don't have nearly as many or as high of links as speedtest.net does. If you're getting 47 down for netflix, you'll be fine but it isn't an accurate way to measure your ISP speed. Your speed to any internet server will be as fast as the slowest link, so different servers out there will all have different speeds. This is why you want to try and use speedtest.net and choose an ATT based server as any other server will not be directly on ATT network and speeds will vary.
iPlan Liv me funciona muy bien, fast.com me tira esta medición usando wifi y sin estar en la misma habitación que el router https://imgur.com/538nEaK
Pago alrededor de 3 lucas, pero creo que los primeros 6 meses tenes precio promo. No intenté llamar para extender la bonificación.
En cuanto al soporte técnico/atención al cliente, desconozco porque en el año que hace que lo vengo usando no he tenido que contactarlos por nada.
Is it truly unthrottled tho? I know in my testing using fast.com and the fast iOS app - I can never break more than 170 while speedtest is over 300. I don't know if that's a fast limitation or if there's a cap.
I no longer have TMO One with the HD Video so I can't compare
Isn't this all anecdotal? I mean, it would depend on the area and level of service provided by the different carriers.
Where I am at, AT&T (my carrier) is significantly better than Verizon. I routinely see speeds (fast.com) of 130Mbps. My Verizon co-workers never see more than 40Mbps and normally much lower than that.
I agree though, AT&T relabeling 4GLTE as 5Ge is horseshit business practice.
Just a couple thoughts/ heads-up on the Starter Kit and Speed Test.
Each Starter Kit comes with 100Mb of data. When you speed test it pushes as much data through the pipe as possible so you may burn all 100Mb on 1 single test. Also, if you test via Fast.com that is served via Netflix and we don't throttle there, but other carriers do (so we will likely beat everyone every time on that).
I would take step 2 a little further. Unplug your modem and router. Wait 30 - 60 seconds, then plug everything back in as normal. Wait an additional few minutes once all power is restored.
Also, try https://fast.com/ for speed tests and see if you get different results.
Some of my in-laws live in Melbourne. Their internet speeds are embarrassingly shit, dial-up modem speed almost.
We live in an RD area but get very fast internet —I've measured >900Mbps on Fast.com.
The difference is that Oz did fibre to the node and makes the user pay for the hook up. If there aren't enough neighbours who want in, or the node is a long way away, then it's really expensive. Plus there was a bit of corruption and price gouging by the telcos which adds to the cost that has to be paid back.
Meanwhile, NZ has fibre to the door. To the very room you want, even. If there's been a fibre rollout on your street you just pay the subscription and Chorus will hook you up —trenching, driving, drilling, repair, cable box and all— at no cost to you.
How are you testing? What are the machines on each side? What firmware are you running? What Unifi console build are you running? Do you have VLAN's and are you crossing them?
Try fast.com - it's Netflix. If you're testing externally are you doing IDS/IPS? What is your upstream provider?
Can you do an iperf3 between 2 machines locally?
All that's going to give you is the round trip time of your ping packets, not a bandwidth test lol.
But there are other speed test services that you can cross check against:
Or just Google speed test and there's one built right into Google's search.
Depends on many things, where you are downloading from, what time of day, are there other things downloading simultaneously.
Can you run a speed test on your browser, I like fast.com but there are plenty around, see where you're at speed wise, you can login to your router/modem and it will show connection speed though it's not always accurate, ethernet cables, wifi, all can degrade the speed.
Netflix has a lot of experience dealing with latency since they stream video content (up to 4k) to users world wide, this year alone they were able to lower bitrate nearly 50% with no really noticeable loss on 4k videos through new encoding methods. Also Netflix have good servers (try fast.com Netflix speed test website) that can maintain low latency to most customers. I am not saying stadia (and google as that) suck technology wise and Netflix is years ahead, but they do spend a lot of money on fixing some of the limiting factors (for video albeit) and might just impress us when applying these methods to games.
I live in Iraq, we are lucky if we get 10 Mbps down, mostly it's around 2.3 - 5 Mbps downlink.
Turkcell has 150 Mbps+ in some areas. Based on the last time I did a fast.com while I was there.
So basically I am comparing the speed to Iraq. Not a European / American country.
Please read the FAQ on this sub. It is both a mod pinned post and in the sidebar.
You cannot base the ISP speeds on a wireless speedtest via a cell phone, or any other wireless device. This test, if actually testing anything, only shows that either your Wireless Router OR the Phone itself has problems.
Test to speedtest.net or fast.com ; and do not test on a phone.
Again, read the FAQ. That is it.
>I have high suspicion that my ISP is intensely giving high connection speeds to speedtest.net and fast.com while giving slow connections to all the other websites.
very unlikely that your ISP whitelisted all such speed test servers. illusory correlation is a thing that we do.
>Is there a way to check it using PIA?
the only thing that PIA do is offer an encrypted connection between the client (your machine running their software or compitble app, like wireguard and openvpn) and one of their various exit nodes. your connection still needs to go through your ISP and the ISP server is aware that you're trying to connect with the IP address associated with the chosen PIA exit node. if your ISP is indeed throttling everything but speed test servers (very unlikely), then your connection to the PIA exit node will be throttled as well.
Ookla speedtest doesn’t show you what your actual streaming speed is. Fast.com, which runs on Netflix servers will. It would show anywhere between 7-9Mbps, but now only shows 2.1Mbps max.
I doubt they are. You can try running a packet capture/tcpdump
on your WAN and see if your getting out of order packets/retransmissions.
It maybe their transit providers (people who provide them with internet service) may not have enough big enough lines coming from those locations and in peak hours maybe underperforming. You can try contacting your ISP while its happening and see if they are having the same issues or if its just you.
Netflix has https://fast.com/ to test your throughput.
Can only say that Post have been great for me. Nearly two years and I haven't noticed any service interruptions or degradation. Just done a fast.com check and it reports 640/260, more than I'm paying for (500/250) and that seems to be common. Might not be the cheapest but it does what it says on the tin.
We have thousands of Chromebooks.
Granted, deploying them on WiFi was a nightmare. Particularly when the machine and the users complain that there is no WiFi and/or WiFi is "slow".
When they complain that there is "no WiFi" or "WiFi has low signal", the first thing I say to them is "see that white box hanging from the ceiling with a blue LED".
If they complain that "WiFi is slow", I would ask them what speed they are getting from fast.com and compare it with, say another non-Chromebook device.
Only when I get through the "garbage" complaints do I find the real issues and nearly half can be solved by updating the firmware (regularly) of the Chromebook.
IMPORTANT: There are several known bugs involving Google-traffic and AVC: CSCvf88246 OR CSCvj03346.
We get that complaint a lot, but it's usually due to traffic inspection the client wanted enabled. I personally use iperf3 where possible, but Netflix has a speed test site that runs on some HTTP 5 black magic: https://fast.com/
Don't use speed tests, they are useless for day to day use. Try out the SIM by using your phone as you normally would, browse the sites you normally would, apps you'd normally use, and etc. I think that's a better way to judge the service than wasting your data on a speedtest. My trial SIM used up all my data using a single test on fast.com...
Not for those in the US. Fast.com is treated the same as Netflix, and most carriers here throttle video traffic to either ~1.5Mbps on standard plans (480p), while others offer unrestricted or only 720p or 1080p on paid upgrade add ons. In either case though, it's not realistic for their overall experience.
Also speedtest.net uses a variety of servers. In my experience, most of the time it's not hosted by your ISP either.
Have you called them to have HD video enabled? I think that's what's going on. Even in your plan 480p is ON by default, and Teltik has to explicitly enable it. This is a T-Mobile policy for some reason ... not really Teltik problem
I had the same issue, called them to enable HD video, and speeds where the same on VPN/non-VPN on the video CDN sites ( fast.com ... )
It was Delta Airlines. I did speed test on fast.com and max it went was 7Mbps. Which I was plenty enough bandwidth. I had some buffering issues sometimes but I wasn't watching it on HD, 480/360P was good enough.
I recommend using https://fast.com/. It's powered by netflix, so internet companies do not have power to allow full speed to the site. Whereas "speedtest.net" and the like have been paid out or are owned by these companies.
Not sure about Australia but I've heard it's a good idea to use the https://fast.com/ server instead of speedtest.net, since reportedly the ISPs open an extra wide channel to those servers to make their numbers look good.
2.9 Mbps here on rural Texas DSL (Windstream).
Video games benefit from having a fast ping, while bandwidth doesn't matter as much. Video streaming benefits from having large bandwidth, while ping doesn't matter as much. What speed do you get?
It runs a speed test with Netflix's CDN, exposing ISP throttling. You can run it over and over and see if the speed drops off. If not, then I'd blame it on the server you're downloading from.
Websites shouldn't stop working. All the contributors write the filter lists to be balanced and not to break anything since tons of people (some schools and companies too) rely on it. Regarding speed, it'll be fair, not amazing, not slow. You probably won't know a difference. You can always run a speed test on a website like fast.com with adguard on and off to test.
Trying speedtest.net (or fast.com for less verbose test) on both your phone and laptop can help to identify the source of the problem. If you're living in a residence hall, I highly recommend using the wired ethernet that's provided.
Anybody else find that the networkQuality tool doesn't download a sufficiently large enough amount of data to allow your connection to get up to its full speed? That's where Speedtest and Fast.com are more reliable for me.
I think all this stuff varies dramatically by the device. Few devices can actually access high speed wifi.
Side note, Apple's OS now has its own network test programmed in.
Go to the "Terminal" app. (Yes, you have it. But it won't be a visible App since Apple doesn't expect most users to ever use this interface. That is where you type in your commands.) Type in: networkquality You will get something like Speedtest and fast.com
Have you done the whole “off and on again“ routine.
On postpaid when I disabled SS, I had to put the phone on airplane mode for about 5 minutes and then it worked. (Fast.com matched Speedtest.net, HD streams, etc.).
Looking forward to your response. Thank you.
I switched to Fido from a DSL connection last September. I'm only using a 30MB connection (hey, my DSL was 5MB, and it did me fine until I started working from home full time), and in the 14 months, I think there have been 4 outages, the longest one being about 3 hours.
In contrast, people in my condo building are constantly complaining that their Rogers connection is out.
Rogers and Fido share the same wire, but they run through different machines on the back end. So it's not the wiring, but the back ends where the problems are happening.
Fido, being a discount carrier, doesn't include things like email, for example. Every Rogers customer gets a rogers.com email address, whether they use it or not. Fido requires you have an email address already in order to sign up for their service. Fido also doesn't have a news server, and of course there are no tie-ins to the video services, cell phone, etc.
By not having as many services, there's less to go wrong, basically.
I've found the service to be very reliable, and I'm getting (checks fast.com) 33Mbps down, 11ms latency, and 4.8Mbps up. For a promised 30MB connection, that's pretty much the promised download speed. The upload speed doesn't bother me; until I just checked it now, I never noticed it's much lower than the upload.
fast.com is pretty good too if you just care about checking the connection works and want to see download speed.
speedtest.net also gives you ping and upload speed which is nice, but takes longer and in my experience can sometimes be a little unreliable (or has been previously).
WinSAT is your hardware stuff, has nothing to do with your download speed?
You get what you pay for with your interent, whatever plan you pay for is the speed your getting, best you can do is use an Ethernet Cable or upgrade your internet package
Go to Speedtest.net or Fast.com See what they say, whatever that says is your "max" internet speeds
What you get while downloading will vary because it's dependent on where the file is coming from and how many people are also trying to download it
It really depends where you live and how busy the tower is at the moment you perform your speed test. Keep in mind fast.com tests streaming speeds only which often are rate limited the most on top of deprioritization. I get awesome speeds out of the major city near me, not so good speeds in the city.
/u/rainynight65 (re starlink)
My dad got his starlink dish, and my speedtest resulted in 350/20 with 44ms latency (as per fast.com).
The result on speedtest.net was closer to 150 down (I was in a hurry and didn't let the upload result complete) again with ~40ms latency.
Honestly, the speed/latency look pretty good to me.
(For reference, I'm on 1000/50 HFC nbn at home)
You really should read and try to understand what I wrote after "Have you called your ISP?".
Also, just because your friend gets a faster speed, doesn't mean you will get a faster speed.
If this is all you can get, perhaps take their offer and go down to a less expensive plan.
Fast.com is not a good judge of speed for all connections. You ISP cannot guarantee speeds past their own equipment. Ask your ISP if they have a speed test page you can use.
A speed test works by downloading a fixed size file and calculating the transfer time to show the bandwidth.
Which is why I was asking for a speed test to machines on googles edge so that I can get a Point of Presence to Point of Presence. Which is what fast.com does. So basically the answer is No google doesn't do this.
I am on an grandfathered no data cap LTE plan, until recently it has been 2-7 mbps most of the time, but I guess the tower has been upgraded as for the last few weeks I have routinely been getting 20-30 mbps (I just ran a speed test with fast.com and got 25 mbps at about 1 pm). So I am doing ok without Starlink at the moment, though this no longer available grandfathered plan, may be cancelled at any time, as so many other such plans have been.
I just went through a similar experience - with a brand new modem and wifi router - where I was only getting 300Mbps down and between 3 and 10 Mbps up. I now see at least 90% or more of the speeds I'm paying for (1.2Gbps/35Mbps).
Can you share test results from both:
For me, bufferbloat was a big problem, especially for uploads.
What worked for me:
My tests now show expected speeds with almost zero download related bufferbloat and vastly improved upload bufferbloat.
Go into your UniFi devices in the UniFi interface, click your USG, click on settings, drop down services. Enable Hardware offload if not enabled already, Enable Offload Scheduler, and Enable Offload layer 2 blocking. Apply the changes if they weren't enabled. (sounds like these are already on but doesn't hurt to double check).
Afterwards, go into settings, select internet, select your WAN, drop down advanced, and disable Smart Queues if they are enabled.
Try fast.com as well, try google speed test. Try an actual download of a game for instance on steam if you have that
Fast.com is run by Netflix and tells the network that it is a video stream from Netflix. Apparently Viasat throttles video streaming.
When I was a customer Netflix didn't think Vissat counted as an internet connection (not far from the truth) so count yourself lucky.
Hey Matt! Sorry to hear you're having connection issues. Sadly, I don't have any reasonable solutions for you.
I mean, the only thing I can think of to offer is by doing the math... if a 20 minute lecture has taken > an hour, and I think we figured you're ~30 minutes from me, you'd really only lose about 20 minutes by dropping by my place for your online classes.
For the obvious pros/cons... well, there'd be the travel time and gas costs and wear and tear on your car. Wait, I think I started with cons. For the pros... reasonably fast internet (just checked on fast.com and it clocked at ~300Mbps), comfortable setting, fully stocked kitchen and fridge, and certainly more than welcome to have your family be here to visit while you're working.
And I absolutely haven't forgotten that I owe you a brand new high-quality Tupperware container of your choosing (yeah, the one you loaned me got a little melty in the dishwasher - oooops). Seriously though, I'm good for that!
Take care, my friend. We should really get together again soon, I thoroughly enjoyed your company - and your food! But if you venture here next time, the food's on me.
Make sure you're using a Cat6 of Cat5e ethernet cable. Also if you're using a ethernet=>USB adapter or something, those can be a bottleneck.
For a true speed test, unplug the router, and plug your newer ethernet cable into where the router was plugged into, and go to fast.com
It would be odd if zippy gave you a bad router, but maybe google the model number and make sure it can process 1gig over the air (need a pretty new/expensive router to get 1gig. I could see zippy saying you get a gig to your ONT (Optical Network Terminal), but the router we rent will only go up to 100mbps. Maybe, idk)
agree if the service is already depriortized as QCI 9, then it must be a hard throttle. What is the hard throttle?
Also, you are saying there is no limitations on video streaming resolution? If someone were to do a fast.com speed, one has full access to the network?
it's in Tabarnak! :)
I had fast.com report 600+ Mbps but I'm pretty sure it must have been a glitch.
Max throughput reported by dishy since setup is 388 Mbps.
That sounds like a slow connection (or overused by something else at your place). https://fast.com/ gives you a good idea of current streaming speed since it tests using Netflix data. (That won't actually fix anything, but will at least tell you if speed is the problem.)
Your router makes a huge difference in what the service provider gives you, and what you actually have at your computer or TV.
Rule of thumb requirements:
Standard definition (SD) 3Mbps
High definition (HD) 5-8Mbsp
4K/Ultra HD (UHD) 25Mbps
If you can connect an ethernet cable from your router to your streaming (TV or device), you will get faster speeds.
I routinely check my wireless and wired speeds using these links:
And I replaced my old slow router with a Nighhawk R8000.