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Measure your Internet Connection.

Discussion in 'Networking, Telephony & Internet' started by VooDoo, Nov 25, 2006.

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What type(s) of Internet access do you have?

  1. Digital Subscriber Line (DSLR/SHDSL/VDSL/ADSL1/ADSL2/ADSL2+)

    66 vote(s)
    11.1%
  2. ATM/Frame Relay

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. WiMAX

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. ISDN

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Satellite

    1 vote(s)
    0.2%
  6. Dial-up Modem (!)

    2 vote(s)
    0.3%
  7. NBN Fibre to the Home (FTTP/FTTH)

    127 vote(s)
    21.3%
  8. NBN Fibre to the Node (FTTN)

    130 vote(s)
    21.8%
  9. NBN Fibre to the Basement (FTTB)

    8 vote(s)
    1.3%
  10. NBN Fibre to the Curb/Distribution Point (FTTC/FTTdp)

    46 vote(s)
    7.7%
  11. NBN Cable (HFC)

    108 vote(s)
    18.1%
  12. NBN Fixed Wireless

    11 vote(s)
    1.8%
  13. Wireless ISP (not NBN)

    16 vote(s)
    2.7%
  14. Telstra/Optus Cable (not NBN)

    50 vote(s)
    8.4%
  15. MPLS (not NBN)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Fibre (not NBN)

    20 vote(s)
    3.4%
  17. Mobile/Cell Broadband (3G/4G/HSDPA/LTE, etc)

    34 vote(s)
    5.7%
  18. Non-commercial (community effort, etc)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Free (public wifi hotspots, war-driving, neighbour's unsecured wifi, etc)

    4 vote(s)
    0.7%
  20. Sneakernet/Carrier Pigeon

    3 vote(s)
    0.5%
  21. Candy string and two tins

    12 vote(s)
    2.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Blinky

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  2. anthonyl

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  4. Blinky

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    No mate that's not good for your connection. On that link it will give to me at 85Mbps, which is about 10MBps.
     
  5. Martyn

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    Do you have another device (computer / laptop) that you can test with?

    Your speedtest appears good for 100/20 - so I'd start by ruling out the computer that you're currently using.

    If you've got a spare laptop, can you download at full speeds? - in which case the problem would appear to be your current computer.

    Depending on your mobile phone storage capacity, you could also use that to download the iso to that (over wireless, not your mobile plan), and that'll also help to hone in on where the problem lies.

    Another option, is if you've downloaded the iso that Blinky linked, would be to burn it to a dvd & boot into it in a live system & see what the download speeds on that are.

    Basically - need to work out whether it's your computer or whether it's network related.
     
  6. Blinky

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    All good points!

    You could write that Ubuntu ISO to a USB stick (which Martyn said) with Etcher, it's super easy.
    Get Etcher here -> https://www.balena.io/etcher/

    Ubuntu here -> http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/ubuntu/releases/21.10/ubuntu-21.10-desktop-amd64.iso


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    Another link to test download with (which is faster) is here;
    https://updates.cdn-apple.com/2021/...C7CE-46EB-8860-D26D71F0D3EA/InstallMacOSX.dmg
     
  7. anthonyl

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    So I just tried downloading something via a laptop over Wi-Fi and it's 10 times faster than a wired connection to the modem. Should I try resetting the modem?
     
  8. Blinky

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    You can but it won't change anything as your laptop is fine speed wise. It's maybe an ethernet cable.
     
  9. anthonyl

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    So it's not the cable... I plugged the ethernet cable into my wife's laptop and was getting 10 X faster downloads than my PC..i seem to be capped at 200kbp/sec whereas on my wife's laptop the download speeds were 3+ Mbp/sec..

    Must be a virus (though none detected) or malware?
     
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  10. anthonyl

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    So I checked for Malware, none. Checked for virus, none. Cable is OK as it works fine when i plug it into my wife's laptop and it gets much faster download speeds than on my PC.

    So it must be a setting on my PC that is throttling the downloads somehow.
     
  11. mesaoz

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    Vpn installed on your pc? Http traffic scanning in your av? Dying storage drive?
     
  12. Blinky

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    Drop the OS and check the hardware as a package as we said before. Burn Ubuntu to a USB stick and boot into that using the slow hardware and test it with your Windows install out of the picture.
     
  13. Martyn

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    If running Ubuntu fixes the problem, grab a screenshot of the network screen in Windows Resource Monitor & post it on here.

    Make sure that you sort it from high to low on the Receive column.

    Here's mine for example (largest download being EpicGamesLauncher).

    Network usage.PNG
     
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    Glad to see that you got it resolved. I've never heard of "Windows Auto-Tuning" before, hope it helps someone else down the track :thumbup:
     
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    [​IMG]

    Shame it's only 1TB a month data allowance!
     
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  17. Blinky

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    Agreed! and I only get 300GB per month of this;

    [​IMG]

    So now that the NBN is positioned to only get more expensive from the outcome of the talks, it only exists for the unlimited data. What a f'n'g waste of gigabit fibre!
     
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  18. alexc

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    Of course, I always get the comments, that I wouldn’t get fast 5G speeds once everyone else is on 5G!

    Won’t somebody think of the congestion!

    but the thing is, all I need is a reliable connection and it just needs to be slightly better than FTTN.

    I’d be Ok with 50/5 on an unlimited 4G or 5G plan to be honest. It would be a great improvement over the potato FTTN we get!

    (which to be fair, has just improved somewhat since they upgraded the copper to more better thicker copper…)
     
  19. MR CHILLED

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    I left download quota limits years ago, which tended to be the limiting factor years ago, now it's just about raw speed being what I'm willing to pay for.
     
  20. alexc

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    Must be nice up there in the kingdom of heaven, bathed in the glorious light of good internet! :-D ;-)

    Once I do get teh good internets, I want to never forget the struggles I've had and the plight of my fellow Australians who are stuck waiting for NBN to announce they might be in a FTTP upgrade area! :leet:
     
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