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Is traffic shaping for speed tests a legitimate approach?

VW recently got into a lot of trouble for designing a car that performed differently when being tested compared to when it was actually out on the road. This seems a bit analogous to ISPs providing ...
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DSL-AC68U - Slow WAN WiFi speed on windows clients

In a nutshell, the title say it all... The modem, an asus DSL-AC68u works perfectly fine with any firmware up to 3.0.0.4_376_2187, which is the last one of the "3.0.0.4_376" serie. Since asus ...
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Very low Upload speed support on my Shared DSL Line?

I am having confusion that why am I getting too much minimum upload speed support on my ADSL Shared Line as...Is it due to ADSL technology that is supports that much minimum Upload speed which is ...
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How do I accurately measure internet speed? [closed]

There is a very similar Q already. Here I am asking for a test to accurately measure the upload and download speed. I tried two/three of these services mentioned in the link (and some others also) ...
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How to increase RWIN Value in Windows 10?

We all know that a lot of things have been deprecated and there was also the introduction of auto scaling in earlier windows versions. Right now after using this analyzer ...
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Internet connection must be reset frequently or else it goes slow

Any reason for this? No other device exhibits this problem. I am using a Belkin USB Wi-Fi device, but I previously used an onboard Atheros Wi-Fi card and it was beyond horrible at maintaining ...
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Direct ethernet vs router+ethernet

I have a 60m long CAT5 Ethernet cable connected to my cable modem. When I connect my laptop directly to the ethernet cable speed tests show my maximum internet speed (20Mbps). If I connect the 60m ...
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WiFi bandwidth on one machine strangely lower than on another

I connect to the internet via a vDSL modem, which is also a wireless access point and a wired switch. I have two computers: a laptop and a desktop, both have wired and wifi network adapters, and both ...
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Torrent: better to upload faster for a short time, or slower for a long time? [closed]

Let's assume that I finished to download a torrent, and now I want to seed the file, until I reach some share-ratio threshold (let say 1.0 or 1.5). What is the better strategy to be "socially fair" ...
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Speedtest: Why are some devices limiting despite there should be almost no difference?

I have different devices testing the internet speed. The first number is the download speed in Mbps and the second number is the upload speed in Mbps (see this video comparing Alpha, iPhone and ...
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Internet noticeably slower on one computer while faster on another connected to the same router

I have a 120Mb/s Internet connection and it works well on my laptop with 1Gb/s network card and Windows 7. But it works too slow on another computer which is older and which have 100Mb/s network card ...
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Wifi limited speed at 24MB [closed]

I have a problem/mystery I do not know what I do. I have with my ISP a 35Mb/s internet speed, the router delivered by the company has Wi-Fi B/G/N at 2.4GHz with a bandwidth of 20. The router is ...
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1Gbps network maxes out at 100 Mbps

I've been transferring files from my laptop to my PS3 with 15-20 MBps through cable. Now I have built a new HTPC and I connected it instead of the PS3 (so same cable, same port), and the max speed I ...
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8mb site takes 8s to download on 10mbps broadband, why dosn't it take 0.8s?

Ive got a dev website home page that is 8mb (mostly due to large uncompress images, this is a dev website so this will all be sorted out and be <1mb for production). When ive FTP'ed the site to a ...
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How can a 3 Mbit/s connection be faster in actual use than a 10 Mbit/s connection? [closed]

Can anyone enlighten me about this. I live in a place where internet connection isn't really that good. We switch to different plans just to get the best connection we can get. We currently have the ...
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I sometimes get lag spikes causing ping times of 200 ms; might using different (e.g. Google's) DNS servers be better?

I live in the UK and I am a heavy gamer and I get lag spikes that take my ping to 200ms. Will using a third-party DNS Service, for example the one provided by Google, rather than those provided by my ...
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What kind of router specs do I need to run OpenVPN at full throttle?

I just updated my router firmware to the latest version of DD-WRT and configured OpenVPN for Private Internet Access. My download speeds dropped from 50 Mbps to about 6.5. I get pretty close to max ...
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Is my internet faster using a VPN?

I'm at an airport now, and I'm on my college's computer they provide us that includes the Adobe suite. If we want to use any of the programs, we have to connect to the university's network using a ...
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Internet access faster on laptop with inferior specs

About 2-3 years ago, I built my desktop computer: Win7 Pro x64, Asus Sabertooth, SSD, everything... Now I bought my first laptop. It has a regular HDD, no SSD. It’s connected via Ethernet to a ...
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suspicious linksys WRT54GH router behaviour - AND a bad line?

I've got what I think is a bad broadband line, but I also think there's an additional problem with the router (a Linksys WRT54GH). Could someone let me know if I'm just unlucky, or if there's ...
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Low speed on ethernet port

I have a Dell Latitude E6420 laptop, which has a gigabit Ethernet port. I have a fresh install of Windows 7 on the laptop. I can't get speeds higher than 30Mbps, and I can't figure out why. This is ...
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VPN boosts internet speed?

I have extremely slow internet speeds (Capped at 1mb/s download and 50kb/s upload). For some reason, I was messing around with different VPN's and suddenly noticed that while downloading a big while ...
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HTTP download speed difference in windows 7 vs linux

I have a strange situation regarding a Windows 7 Home Premium PC which is showing limited internet transfer speeds for no apparent reason. The setup: internal gigabit LAN, behind a TP-Link WDR3600 ...
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Alternative methodologies for measuring internet speed?

When I go to a website to measure my internet speed, I get exactly the results I would expect I should get based on my plan... that is, of course, after I've spent 5 minutes just trying to get the ...
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Can a slower device slow down the entire wireless network? [duplicate]

My uncle told me that if a slower device connects to a wireless network, the entire network slows down more than can be attributed to the bandwidth being split even further. So a network with 2 ...
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2 connections for improved speed? [duplicate]

I have a small office with 8 computers on the network. Our local internet is OK but we want to improve our speed. I have two internet lines into the office so how can I use these to improve speed? Do ...
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Debugging slow internet connection

I've been experiencing a slow internet connection for the past couple of days. Using torrents to measure the speed, it has gone from about 400 kB/s to about 50 kB/s. I've already checked all "slow ...
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Can my laptop's model have internet speed restrictions?

So I just upgraded to 120 Mbps internet. It works fine on all of the devices on the network, I get up to 90-100 on most. However, even connected through an ethernet cable, this specific laptop keeps ...
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Comcast Connection Suffers - No Explanation

I was hoping someone might have a clue as to what's causing my Internet problem, since Comcast is clueless, despite two visits from “technicians”. I am seeking some advice as to what I can tell ...
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WiFi device speed priority

I am having a weird issue. I have a high speed internet at home and a WiFi router. I have two computers - my Sony laptop (win8) and my girlfriends Macbook. Somewhy when I am downloading something - ...
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Internet speed is slower than other PC/Laptop on my LAN

I have subscribed for 40Mbps Internet connection. But in my PC I have just 10Mbps (with CAT 6 Ethernet cable and Intel(R) 82578DC Gigabit Network Connection). I have also tested the internet speed ...
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Speed difference between cat6 and cat5

At what speed am I likely to see a real difference between Cat6 and Cat5 Ethernet cables? From what I know, there is little difference speed wise when the connection is slow, so what is the minimum ...
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Internet Traffic counter and current speed for my laptop with Windows 7

I'm looking for a free software that shows me total traffic during the last connection to the Internet and the current speed. I don't care about what program connects to the Internet. I want to know ...
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Checking network speed through a program

I am sending some packets of data to some server and I want to estimate how much time its going to take sending 100 packets of data. So, can someone help me calculating network speed through a ...
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Slow/restricted internet speed on Ubuntu 14 (driver/hardare issue?)?

I recently built my own desktop and I have noticed that it consistently gets ~ .8 mbps download speed when on the ethernet and slightly better when using wifi. I have run several tests that can ...
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I can't reach the download speed result of speedtest [closed]

I'm from the Philippines. I have a PLDT connection. My download speed at speedtest goes up to 1183kB/s but my download speed only reaches 300kB/s. Is there something wrong with my internet connection? ...
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Internet is unbearably & abnormally slow on one PC after recovery using sony recovery partition

I recently restored a laptop, a custom SONY VPCF1390X, using the built-in recovery partition. Everything went about as well as I expected, but I noticed that download speeds were much lower than what ...
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Torrent slow download speed

I am having problems download torrents after my ISP implemented something to slowdown the torrent downloads. I am searched some solutions regarding. One possible solution was to use of proxy IP ...
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Slow down internet without changing router settings

I know some may think this is a dumb question or that what I am looking for is not the right solution, but I really need your help. This is my situation: my younger sister dropped school, and now all ...
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How to benchmark internet connection speed, but not just top download speed of one big file?

I'm not sure if there's a term for what I'm looking for, but I'm not talking about just connectivity or just testing speed here. When I was on cable, webpages virtually always loaded very quickly. A ...
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Whether Internet speed be same in tablet computer as in mobile phone? [closed]

I'm about to purchase tablet computer for my Internet needs. The reason I felt need for tablet is: I had been doing Internet in laptop. Recently I started doing Internet in my cell phone Nokia N73. ...
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Home router with NAT makes internet much slower than with bridged-IP

I have a BeWAN iBox A5100 wireless router and a 100 Mbps direct internet connection (non-DSL). When I use the bridged IP option, speedtest.net reports downlink speed as 85mbps which is quite OK. When ...
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Is it possible to break IP address based network speed restriction?

My company restricted the network speed by IP as 200K. That mean my maximum download speed is 200K per second. However, since the restriction is IP based, I can install a virtual machine and set its ...
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Override speed limit per PC of a public wifi in Windows

I have a public wifi in my hostel but it never provide download speed more 1mbps. I am sure it has a speed limit of 1mbps per P.C because it always give download speed of 1mbps. If I connect two or ...
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Slow transfers on localhost

On my page, I have a HTML5 video tag with one .mp4 source. I've noticed that even though it's loading from the same physical machine, transfer speed is about 300kb/s. Even when loaded correctly the ...
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How do I calculate maximum video size to be streamed smoothly on a limited bandwidth

I mean, I'm gonna put up a video on my website, but the target audience will probably have slow internet connections (500kbps to 2mbps). So my video editor allows me to tweak the video's quality in ...
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Is there any way I can find mac updates location and downlad them manually?

I have a very slow internet connection that gives me lost signal every few minutes and it get's even worse when it comes to update my mac. Apple only allows you to download updates using its stupid ...
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Is there any way to check Internet connection speed through terminal? [duplicate]

How can I test my Internet connection speed through Linux terminal? Usually, I use websites for testing my speed, but since here there is no access to GUI, is there any way to test speed through my ...
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Closing the laptop lid makes my Wifi download slow

I have windows 8 on a HP Laptop. When I close the lid while downloading "peer to peer" the speed decreases dramatically. The laptop is not sleeping nor hibernating (I disabled those options), and the ...
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WiFi - slow download, fast upload. Affects only one device

My desktop computer is getting terrible download speeds, while other devices work just fine on the same network. Here are speedtest.net results from my devices, Mbps: Nexus 4: 24.9 down / 26.8 up ...