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
> Is your ISP throttling your traffic?
Try Netflix own speed test: [link]. 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Realistically if it gets repealed, we go back to the era of 2014.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.
Try running a speed test on [link]. 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]
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: [link]. 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 [link], 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.
> 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
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.
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
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: [link]
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 [link], 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.
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.
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 =(
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In the future, I would recommend using something like [link], 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.
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 [link] for speed tests and see if you get different results.
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 [link] 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: [link]
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 [link]. 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 [link] 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?
The bandwidth requirements for Zoom calls aren't high. It's 3 Mbps up/down for group calls and 1.8 Mbps for 1:1 calls. You can run a speed test Fast.com to check what you're at.
Have you tried hotspot to rule out an issue between your PC and Zoom's servers.
Could you imagine if this was true, lol. Biggest rule of running speedtests never fully trust fast.com lol i have seen 1.2gb on my starlink. fast.com always has issues.
Really? Most big ISPs optimize their routes for speedtest to inflate their numbers. Fast.com is hosted on netflix's servers, so if the ISP does that, it also optimizes the traffic for netflix. They started it years ago when some ISPs were trying to throttle connections to them.
That said, I often use a combo of fast and google's mlab speed test. If you just do a search for 'speed test' it brings it up as the first result, but it's not a website link.
Connect wirelessly and go to [link]
Connect wired (ethernet) and again, go to [link].
If your speed is almost the same, your router is not likely not a bottleneck. If they diverge significantly, it's time to dig a little deeper. There may be a setting slowing you down, or a distance issue, or many number of things. The lower your paid ISP-provided speed, the less likely you are you have a bottleneck. What speeds do you pay for?
I'm on Unlimited plus postpaid and experiencing the same thing here in SW MO. Fast.com bursts to 100s for a few seconds then quickly throttles down to 10 Mbps. Toggling stream saver doesn't do anything, and when stream saver is on it immediately throttles to 1.5-3.4 Mbps constantly instead throttling to 10 Mbps.
If you play online games, it is also called ping.
Basically the time it takes for the signal to travel from your device to the server and back. If you route it through a VPN, it is taking a longer route and that increases latency.
That's why for multiplayer games it is essential that the server is close to you. You won't have a good time playing on servers located halfway around the world. There will be a ton of lag that will make the experience unplayable. This does depend on the kind of game, for turn-based games it doesn't matter but for shooters like PUBG it really does.
Go to fast.com, after the speedtest is done, click show more info and you'll get the latency to their servers (in this case the Netflix servers).
Note that for content like video, latency doesn't matter much. Bandwidth does. Because your computer/device keeps a buffer and the content doesn't need to respond to your input constantly. For games, low latency is vitally important.
on fast.com you can hit settings, just tried it, I def get more perf at 10-20 parallel connections, so I found that interesting. 15 got me to 930 Mbps. Thanks for the tip u/mcbridedm
When I was having issues with my internet, I called ComCrap to get them solved. They asked me to run a speed test on their tester. I pay for 350 speeds and theirs was saying I get like 500. I trust fast.com or others over Ookla or some shit like that.
This actually doesn't mean anything. Fast.com is a better one IMO, but each run I do with either Fast or speedtest is never exactly the same. I have Gigabit, nad one might show 860 Mbps, then the next run 1.1 Gbps, then the next 580 Mbps. All going from the same source location. Shit I could have two identical machines next to each other in Edge, on the same switch, same cables, and get a 100-300 Mbps difference in the report. The browser is going to effect loading times, not download speeds.
Try using speedtest or Fast.com to better measure your internet speed. Then we (not so much me :) - but the other, smarter people in here) can better help.
Looking at task manager just shows what network activity is being generated by each program - not necessarily the available network speed of your internet connection.
While true, fast.com is for video only speed tests. If the carrier caps video streams at 480p or 1080p, you're throttled for how fast of data you can download for video data specifically.
It's actually a good practice to run a test to the ISPs site. They are only selling you a speed to their servers. Past that they can't guarantee speeds. Who's to know if that Fast.com speedtest is overburndened at that moment and is thus showing horrible speeds?
Speed Tests to CenturyLinks servers show what your speed is on their network.
Assuming your router runs proper standards, CAT5e will run 100 metres. That's the best quality steam you will get.
It's important to manage expectations here; GeForce now inherently has some input delay. You're reacting to a streamed video, that's then getting transmitted back. Minimum that's adding 20ms extra; over WiFi that's more like a minimum of 120ms.
What do you get on external speed tests (testmy.net, speedtest.net, fast.com etc.) ?
Speed in package: 20Mbps
Speedtest (fast.com): 32Mbps
Pros: That i get more than what i have subscribed for. I dunno how but speedtest.net shows the speed at 30-37Mbps which does translate to the actual download speed which is upto 12MBps (while i was once downloading a game) and usually is around 2-3MBps, Good customer support, actually cheap especially when you consider that they have a lot offers at different time of year, unbuffered 8k video on Youtube (I tested that just for fun), good if you have a lot of devices
Cons: I had a few problems when i first got the connection (something to do with fibre as i was one of the first customers after they installed new ports), the modem-router-WAP combo device they provide is not great, the WAP has a short range, router starts blinking red (indicating device failure), they dont have a separate modem-Router and WAP as vianet and some other ISPs do. So range extension has to be done with given device and if it fails, well,you're entire network is offline, if you have a local server for storing all your media, photos, videos etc, you're out of luck because they use some other format of connection of ports ki k(told by the server guy).
Suggested: ClassicTech itself. They have a lot of different plans, you are likely to find a good one for you. Quite cheap. The device failure and fibre problems were only in first 2 months of connection and its all good ever since. Not heard anybody complaining about it anywhere as they do with Worldlink or Subisu.
A physical drawing would be handy.
Maxing out at 400Mbps sounds like some kind of broadband router for homeuse.
What speedresult do you get from lets say [link] (netflix bandwidth measurement)?
So, I'm one of the people who was upgraded, but I have a question for people who understand this stuff.
I have a Knighthawk x6 router, and the Netgear app built-in speedtest is telling me I'm getting 416 Mbps down, which is on an iPhone connected wirelessly. A Macbook Air connected using fast.com AND using the Speedtest by Ookla (the same one the app uses) both tell me my speed is 90 Mbps down. Why would there be such a disparity when they're both connected wirelessly?
Well, stream saver just throttles your video down to 480P so it DOES save data but it may not be as much as you hope depending on usage.
You can test if StreamSaver is on by going to this link.
1-2 Mb/s will mean it's working.
believe fast.com is also a good site to check the actual speed you are getting . There was an article about netflix using it to expose some internet providers for giving incorrect speeds and using specific sites to their information about their speeds "true"
So for starters. Yes. PPPoE can reduce speed in a number of ways. From a sheer technical point of view PPPoE increases overhead. Which means less payload per-packet. Which means less throughput at a higher packet per second rate. But that's not really a big deal here.
Google wifi isn't meant for these types of speeds and we see that here in these tests. Assuming that the PPPoE function of GRE encapsulation and if they're running encryption isn't hardware offloaded. It means that the google router is doing this on the CPU. And the device just doesn't have the cajones for that.
Finally, Your testing method is skewed. You're comparing a speedtest taken from the HH3K (Which is doing a >1Gb/s test over PON) with who knows what parameters. To what I assume is a website based speedtest and even potentially over wifi. You're changing to many variables with the test.
Here's my recommendation if you'd like to really test this.
Then, Plug the google wifi into the modem. Configure PPPoE on it. Plug your computer into the second port on the google wifi. And do the exact same test again. Compare results. I suspect they will still be widely different. But not my quite as much.
I always ran my fire sticks with wifi. No issue at all even with a low-mid range router, the asus/google on hub. I have about 20 connected devices, along with bunch of wireless cameras, and all the other wireless devices connected to my smartthings device. I have 1gb connection, testing speed at fast.com on firefox im getting 120mbps down on the 2nd gen firestick and with the firestick 4k im getting 360mbps. Streaming from IPTV doesn't pull enough bandwidth. Using my google wifi app to monitor the firestick, when running Helix app the download speed is under 10mbps, with perfect player speed is around 10mbps as well but sometimes fluctuate into 15-20mbps. Watching 4K UHD videos on netflix speeds are 60-70mbps. Most of the hiccups you see with iptv is most likely on the provider/server side. Most iptv apps has the option for Hardware encoding, I always set them to HW and it seems to run better.
what country do you live in? I'd try a couple of servers (not just destinations, but actual servers from the list) close to you. You can then compare on fast.com which one gives you the best speeds. Just takes a little trial & error in the beginning in my opinion to find some really good ones that you can use long-term - at least that was the case for me in Europe.
Two problems I can think of.
What is DRM? Basically Netflix is saying that you could pirate the videos using your devices if they provide you higher quality videos, so they are refusing to give your device higher quality videos even though you are paying for it. Weird, right?
My tv box also has this 480p problem and that is the main reason why I don't use Netflix.
And, if you want to watch 4k, then the requirements are higher and they only allow it to be played in selected few devices.
This all assumes your Internet is working fine off your Big Bang WiFi. Completely turn the xbox off and unplug it. Power it back on, go to the network settings screen and where it shows current network status and let it sit. If it's still having issues go to the Edge browser on xbox and try to load up any site. Fast.com is often a good one. If it's still goofy, I'd disconnect the wireless and make it forget the remembered WiFi. Get it to a point where you have to reenter the WiFi and password. Still bad? Try wired. You'll want wired anyways if you game online often.
Also don't ever rely on testing your Centurylink speeds with speedtest.net. Centurylink will host their own servers and give you false speed test data (it will look higher than it actually is). Compare with other services like fast.com and testmy.net. Not to say it can't give you accurate results, while troubleshooting issues I've watched it give me false information, saying both my download and upload were higher than the actually were.
Also their "internal" troubleshooting speed test is speedtest.net reskinned to look like their website.
>Surely there must be some sort of consumer protection law that guarantees a minimum?
I do not believe there is one, though it may come down to some FCC business.
The FCC defines "broadband" as a connection that supplies at least a sustained 25mbps download speed and a sustained 3mbps upload speed. So, if AT&T is advertising your service as "broadband" it must deliver at least those speeds.
That may be about all the regulatory bodies are going to hold AT&T to on this particular issue.
What you can do on your end is remove all devices from the network save for one (a fast desktop, perhaps), connect that computer to the modem directly via ethernet, and run a variety of speed tests (fast.com, speedtest.net with various servers close to you, etc.), and see if you can get the speed to be faster. If you can, that may indicate some issue with the router, or the various wifi/ethernet chipsets in your other devices that are preventing them from realizing the full bandwidth of your or AT&T's network.
If you have a pad or something like that, check your Wifi at each spot you are hooked up on fast.com It's run by Netflix and checks your internet speed very well. If you notice some spots are off, go to Youtube and look for Tips on Improving Wifi in your house because the placement of your wifi can be good for one room but horrible for another.
Wired will always go faster than Wifi though if you're going that route and you won't see significant degradation when wired. I think the max range for wired ethernet is 100 meters before signal degradation or loss.
Hmmm... have you tried fast.com? That's obviously owned by netflix. It gives me 180 there too, and I thought if fast.com gives you 180, that means that Netflix gives you 180 because Comcast can't tell the difference between the two, so they can't rate limit them differently. (Since fast.com just pulls Netflix data).
I usually watch Netflix on my iPad, and most of the stuff I download ahead of time, just in case....
Routers don't "buffer" anything. They don't record anything. Some routers have faster wifi or can handle more throughput, but it won't help above what your highest download speed is. Have you tried connecting direct to the modem? What results do Fast.com (Netflix speed test site) give?
> My laptop often cannot connect for several minutes.
If you cannot connect to the WiFi network then the problem is either your WiFi AP or the laptop.
Do you have an ethernet cable? Plug your laptop directly into the modem provided by Greenlight (the thing that usually plugs into the Nighthawk) and try the download bandwidth test at [link] first. This will give you a good indication of the link speed from Greenlight. If that shows a similar rate to what they've advertised then your problem is likely downstream from their equipment (i.e., your problem). You might need to power cycle the Greenlight modem when plugged into your laptop in order to receive a DHCP lease.
I set my router up myself from my laptop after the fiber thingies were installed, and there was no speed option. This router was brand new and was not used at all under old line.
I did check with the last router. Still the shitty speeds I'm getting now.
I used [link]
I'll phone them tomorrow. Thanks for all the tips.
Fast.com by Netflix is the best speed testing site with which you will know what to expect from your connection or get real insight over your network connection. It doesn't provide you latency data though.
How fast is your internet?
If it is under 30Mbps, it could be that the Ultra was starting at 1080p and upping to 4K when it buffered enough. The Shield might not be doing that and wanting to start at 4K.
Also network traffic can futz things up at peak times.
10mbps is sufficient to stream 1080p. The problem is that many ISPs don't actually deliver that much usable bandwidth - your house will connect to their routers at 10mbps, but their connection to Netflix's servers can only spare 5mbps. That's why it's important to always check [link] which is owned by Netflix - that's how much bandwidth you're actually getting to their servers.
I picked up a patch Cat6 cable and ran tests using the Cat6 and the Cat5e. There results using the Cat6 were better than using the Cat5e. I finally started seeing the speeds I should be getting against Netflix's fast. So time to swap out some cables...
You may want to start with: [link] (a Netflix-run site that pulls data directly from their media servers. ISPs can also give higher priority bandwidth to sites like speedtest.net so it can give you a very false impression of your speeds. But if an ISP gives priority to fast.com, they give priority to all streaming media traffic from Netflix, and that's the last thing they want to do.)
If you find it super low compared to what you think you should be getting, you may complain to your ISP and they may say "Oh, it's slow on their end." You can refute that by going to another place (physically go there) where you know the bandwidth to fast.com is good (like a business, ISPs generally don't throttle businesses) and run a trace-route (google it) to fast.com. While you're doing this, have someone at your house do the exact same thing, trace-route to fast.com, there as well. This is to show they are from the same time period.
Trace-route will show you all of the routers a packet hits on its way to a web server. You will likely see the last hops of both of your trace-routes match pretty close, if not perfectly. All packets will eventually converge on the same "highway" before reaching a web server like Netflix. Get a few samples of trace-routes (as they likely have a few "highways" but some of them absolutely will match up). You can then show your ISP that two different routes to the same end-point routers get very differing results. They have zero excuses at that point.
If that doesn't help, and switching providers is not an option, you can always disguise your connection to Netflix as regular web traffic, by connecting through a VPN. (This forum may help, /r/NetflixViaVPN)
Have you checked latency? Also, fast.com is ran by Netflix, it's usually much closer to actual speed than speedtest.net (not because the latter is worse, ISPs just like to cheat).
I can prove some of you right now that your ISP is throttling your download speed. Go to [link] probably most popular speed test, run the test. Then go to less popular tester like [link] and run it. I tested it in the UK for BT and Virgin Media 100, on each test in different household results where different.
ISPs know speedtest.net as popular speed test, so they give fast lanes to test it, but if you run test on less known website, download/upload speed is lower.
Here I run both tests while writing this comment. [link]
I use it, while I get very acceptable speeds netflix is throttled. As is Amazon.
I get between 20-ish down and 10-ish Mbps on USA servers testing with speedtest. Using netflix's ([link]) test I get 69 Kbps... Very annoying.
I've also tested for leaks like DNS. I've looked a bit at traffic too, nothing seems sinister.
Hva sier fast.com? Hvis dere har produktet "Bredbånd 20" så sier NextGentTel:
10 - 20 Mbps nedlasting
0,5 - 1 Mbps opplasting
10 Mbps / 8 = 1,25 mb. Så det virker som om dere får det (minimum) dere betaler for.
Visit, [link] -- This is a Netflix powered site to help prove whether your ISP is throttling your connection to Netflix.
If fast.com reports a significantly lower speed than, say, speedtest.net -- your ISP is to blame.
edit: a word
Some simple things to check: Test using different sites (speedtest.net, fast.com), use a wired connection to your router when testing. Other things you can try. Power cycle your modem and router.
Yes, a hard limit of 90-100 is often a sign that the cable is not capable of gigabit or is compromised and the ports have reduced speed. Changing to a good CAT5e or greater cable is recommended. Avoid the cheap imports for longer runs (20ft+) They cheap out on the copper.
Honestly my speeds are really dynamic. I can watch a fast.com test working, and being bummed to see it from below 50, I'll move on and do something else long before the test is over, only to check back later and see it sped up to 130 or something.
Ok, so I did 2 random speed tests (Speedtest app, and Fast.com), and I'll write out their results because for the life of me I can't post a photo unless I'm starting a thread.
Speedtest results - 55ms, 58.3Mbps, 9.87Mbps
Fast.com - 46ms, 360ms (loaded), 85Mbps, 7.6Mbps
Sorry I don't game, so I can't offer that specific insight. I have seen latencies in the 20's ms range already.
Here in DC the same thing at about 9 pm - bandwidth fell through the floor. Comcast's own speedtest won't even load and fast.com is giving me 170 kbps down. Restarts aren't helping.
My cap is at 1+ Terabyte, I always come close, but never hit it. BUT what I don't like is how they constantly tourniquet the bandwidth - you can tell just by going to fast.com and you see that it starts off really slow, then drives up. I was in the lab and a co-worker (working remotely) and I were chatting and he said, "Oh man, the buildings connection has been slow." I said, "Wait one second." I went to fast.com and a few seconds later, he said, "What? Wait? What? What did you do?" and I explained.
What happens if you connect a wired device directly to the modem and run a speedtest? If you get the full ~400 we can assume the router is the issue.
I would also try to replicate your speedtest results with something not built into the router and not recommended / ran by your ISP. Speedtest sites like to lie to you and some ISPs will set them to a higher priority so their networks appear faster than they really are.
I have an ER Lite and I can confirm that it can route 1Gbps if you disabled features like QoS that force software processing. If I do a speedtest with fast.com I can achieve 1Gbps.
>I'm no expert, but I don't think that's the issue (not the main one, at least).
This is easy to check. Go to fast.com and measure your internet speed. The website also measures unloaded and loaded latency. If the difference (which is exactly the bufferbloat) is more than 30-50 ms at any point, then bufferbloat is indeed why one connection is usurping the whole speed.
Postpaid. There is no media setting for binge on in the app or on the website. The website doesn't mention Binge On either. Fast.com does throttle my speeds and YouTube is also limited to 480p.
PS Now is less dependant on bandwidth and more on latency. You need a low and stable ping (ms number) to the PSN servers. A random speedtest.net or fast.com reading from a random server is irrelevant as that just shows you how well you communicate with the server they choose. The PS Now server IPs are understandably unavailable to the public so there's no way to be sure that you'll get a decent service, but Sony will refund you if you contact them within 14 days of purchasing a subscription and it will be in full if you haven't been able to use the service due to a poor connection. They can however see any and all use of the service, so if you just decide it isn't for you, you'll have to absorb the cost of the sub or at the very least face a pro rata reduction of the refund.
You can play on virtually any computer, including laptops. There is no iOS or Android support. Your computer's specs don't matter at all, as long as you can run the software itself. You can download the app and browse the library without a subscription to check this if you're unsure. There's also a full list of available games on the official PS Now website.
Games stream at 720p. FPS is generally 30 but only because the games were made that way, I've seen people say that if they were released in 60 then you'll get 60, at least on their end. What you see on your end depends on your latency. PS5 streaming is supposed to be getting a 1080p upgrade but whether that's happened is unclear.
I get 420-450mbps pretty consistently on the good Speedtest.net servers. I find their test the best because it has so many different locations to test to which give you a realistic test to that location wherever it is, and you can tell what places your ISP has good peering and where perhaps it is lacking.
Fast.com on the other hand always gives me about 50% of my rated speed and is only good IMNSHO for telling what your Netflix CDN speed is. In my case, why would I ever need more than 220mbps to Netflix? So I test elsewhere...
Slow internet happened by many causes:
Speedtest is what I use, both the website and CLI. It works well and has servers all over the world. I've been using it for years and the results always seemed accurate. I personally don't like librespeed, it gave me very innacurate results.
Another one I like is fast.com. It uses Netflix's server to test your speed. I like that it's simple and minimalist, and quick to type. Don't know if there's a CLI version, but then I'm fine with Speedtest.
You talk about your HDMI bandwidth, but what is your actual internet bandwidth? Go to fast.com (its run by Netflix) and see what your connection speed is.
Have you tried using Microsoft Edge to see if there is difference?
Are you running multiple monitors? All of them have to support [email protected] and HDCP2.2.
What CPU do you have? Has to be an Intel i3, i5, or i7 7000 series or newer.
What is your graphics driver version? Has to be 387.96 or newer.
I am experiencing a very long time to connect and once connected I couldn't even go to sites like msn.com, yahoo.com or fast.com. Are there any other steps I should follow to optimize the connectivity?