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How to ACCURATELY Measure ACTUAL BANDWIDTH Performance of a Full-Fibre FTTP Broadband Connection

I have an 80MB Down / 20MB UP FTTP broadband connection. I did a an Internet Speed Test and this reported a performance of 43 MB. Review of bandwidth and CPU usage on the router didn't account for the ...
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Website shows not secure on BSNL broadband but working fine in mobile internet

I have a BSNL fiber connection on that some of the sites show not secure and doesn't open. But the same site works fine with the mobile internet. For example the StackOverflow itself shows not secure ...
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Difference in speeds between iperf and broadband speed test

Why would these iperf commands give such slower results to an in browser broadband speed test? I've tried a few different free iperf servers and they all give similar results. I am wondering if I am ...
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No internet through a web browser but Skype still works for a short time

We are on an ADSL line, the internet on our pcs (wired via homeplugs, not wi-fi) drops out about 4 times a day. When this happens, using the browser advises there is a DNS lookup issue, however, if ...
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Win 10 not allowing broadband usb modem internet access

I have a Sierra Wireless 313u broadband USB modem. It is logged onto ATT broadband. But, Windows 10 reports no internet. This is an old issue with many others having same problem. Is this a USB issue? ...
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Broadband is FTTP more reliable than FTTC for similar speeds?

I currently pay £26/month for TalkTalk Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC) Broadband which is advertised as 67 Mbs but in practice, I get about 62 Mbs and occasionally drops to 20 Mbs or less, and ...
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Broadband network protocol overhead

I have an assignment for my university course that requires to review the 2020 report of Measuring Broadband Australia that covers the current state of the connection quiality within Australian NBN ...
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Windows PC Can't Detect Home Wifi

My fresh formatted Windows 10 PC, can't able to detect my Home wifi though it listing other available wifi networks that belong to my neighbors. Though occasionally I can able to connect to my wifi ...
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Internet Speed Tests

I've recently had fibre broadband (FTTP) installed (900mbps/100mbps). One thing I've noticed which doesn't seem to make much sense is the results of speed tests. As above my connection is now 900mbps ...
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How to resolve VLAN tagging issues with Google Nest WiFi router

I am a software engineer and have some training and experience with TCP/IP networks, but not enough to figure out this intractable issue that appears to be caused by my choice of router colliding with ...
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Windows 10 - How to auto switch to WIFI if Ethernet stops working?

I need to use Ethernet most of the time, however my broadband goes down relatively often. When the broadband (connected via Ethernet) stops working I want it to automatically use WIFI (I have a 4G ...
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Optimum usage ratio for broadband [closed]

A headteacher I friend has asked my advice regarding how to optimise broadband usage in anticipation of another covid lockdown.The current speed is about 100GB and at peak usage there are about 200 ...
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Is it possible to send two different internet connection using same media converter?

I have a broadband internet connection that ISP provided me with one media converter. Then the connection is divided into two with a lan switch to provide connection to my neighbour. Is it possible to ...
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Connect existing FTTP instalation to router with SFP?

My existing FTTP installation by BT is using HG8240 GPON Terminal (model H35M8240BT06) + power backup. I would like to completely remove HG8240 and connect it directly with mikrotik over SFP (saving ...
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What could be causing this packet loss on my broadband cable connection?

My home internet has been unreliable for the past month and so far my ISP has been at a loss to figure out why, so I want to make sure I've ruled out all possible causes on my end. I have a 150/15 ...
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ADSL to Ethernet Cable connection?

In summary, my question is whether I can get an internet connection on my laptop by using a cable to connect it to a micro-filter on a phoneline extension. I also have a subsidiary question about ...
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Two PCs with own routers on the same LAN

I want to put an additional Windows 10 PCs, with its own broadband service provider, on the same Ethernet LAN as others that already have a different broadband service provider. Are there likely to ...
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Changing the TCP initial congestion window value in Windows 10

I would like to do some testing with the TCP Initial congestion window on Windows 10 Pro, but it seems the settings are disabled in the Pro version: Set-NetTCPSetting -SettingName InternetCustom -...
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Is there a fiber / optical extension you can buy move your FTTP point? [closed]

I want to move my BT Openreach fiber box so it's running from my UPS. Issue is the fiber cable into the building is 10 meters away from I need it to be. Is there a fiber / optical extension you can ...
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Mysterious settings for Internet usage [closed]

Recently I had an issue with my broadband internet connection. The support guy from my ISP came and fiddled with some settings. I don't remember what and from where he was tweaking the settings. The ...
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Is it a good idea to upload several files in parallel?

I am developing an application to upload several big files to a server from a home network. I can select any of the following strategies: Upload each file in sequence. Upload all of them in parallel....
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400Mbps Broadband, multiple static ips, single wan switch [closed]

We just upgraded our bandwidth to 400Mbps, and of course, the ISP has provided us with a Cisco optic fiber switch, that has a single "out"/WAN port. Current config 1.1.1.0/30 as provided by the ISP, ...
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What do the metrics used in a Broadband modem details page mean in layman's terms?

More like "Higher the better" or "Lower the better" Kind of way. I'm trying to Figure out why my connection has low upload speed. +------------------+------------+----------+------+ | ...
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DSL connection gets refused when connecting from different machine

I got a broadband connection at home from GTPL . The guy set up the connection on laptop instead of router because I refused to buy a new router from the company. Now the Internet runs fine (good ...
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Virgin modem not providing IP address to Linux server

I have a Linux (Ubuntu 16.04) server connected to a Virgin Media Home Hub 3 in modem mode. I am trying to get an IP address via DHCP. It consistently times out. Connecting a DD-WRT router to the home ...
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Is my old broadband router safe to throw out?

I recently switched ISPs, and my new ISP sent a new router/wi-fi unit. My old ISP doesn't want the old equipment back. I am now planning on taking it to an electronic waste recycling point. But ...
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Why does 2nd router connected to phone line but powered off slow broadband connection speed

I've recently switched ISP and I'm using a router they supplied. After much trial and error with micro filters and cables I've found that my reduced ADSL broadband speed was happening because I'd left ...
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Why PPPoE Connection fails with error 691

I am using the same credential in another machine when creating a broadband connection. it's working in one machine. when i try it in other machine it gives me the connection error with 691? Can any ...
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I want to know whether my ISP sharing my internet connection with others [closed]

Recently my ISP changed how they provide internet access. It used to be a dedicated IP address and a direct connection based on computer name and MAC address, so there was no way anyone else could use ...
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Ubiquiti Unifi Security Gateway - Cannot accesss internet

I have a Security Gateway with the WAN port connected to my BT Homehub, and then the LAN on the Gateway going to a switch to which everything else is connected including two Access Points. The ...
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identifying broadband connectivity issue: Resolving Host

I am trying to resolve an issue I have with my broadband internet connection. The issue is as follows: When using my internet connection at home, loading web pages will frequently (but not always) ...
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ADB Router does not detect new ethernet devices

My router doesn't let any devices to be connected via ethernet but wifi is accepted and devices who were still connected on ethernet do work but new incoming devices to ethernet just no it wont accept ...
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Bonding 3 ADSL lines together to achieve higher speeds (UK)

I wonder if I can bond more than one ADSL line to increase the speed. I'm not talking about balancing! I need one connection which needs to be pretty fast (I'm not sure but I think it's on layer 4) I ...
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Why file transfer is taking longer time over network here?

I transfer the file(140 MB size) from my network in india to client network in US through VPN. It takes around 40 mins. Here are ISP's speed My ISP speed is 4 Mbps and clients is also 4 Mbps. Here ...
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How data flows through internet? [duplicate]

Say i hit www.google.com in browser , my question is how data is served from google(or any other website) server to my browser. I raed couple of articles/videos . Based on them here is mine ...
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What does an Internet speed of 4 Mbit/s mean?

When I check my upload/download speed it’s 4 Mbit/s. This means that I can download/upload at 4 megabits per second. But I do not completely understand what this means. For example, if I am uploading ...
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Win 8 / 10 - Slow internet unless using Safe Mode

I have a completely clean install of Windows 10 Pro 64bit (Installed and fully updated via Windows Update today), and when in Usermode I can see 46-47Mbit transfers (Speedtest.net, MS Iso downloads, ...
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TP-Link Archer C2 DSL connection

I am using a DSL connection for my broadband, when I plug the cable into the blue port labeled internet, it doesn't connect to the broadband like a normal hub would do, I am aware that I probably need ...
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leased line broadband speedup problems

i recently upgrade my broadband speed,i was using 1mbps connection that time i get only 125kbps file download speed from everywhere.now i'm using 1mbps leased line. which means i should get 1:1 ...
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how can I connect 2 wired internet into one?

I have 2 wired internet connections one is free offered by my apartment management and other one is paid by office. They both are broadband 2mbps and 4mbps respectively. One is dynamic IP address ...
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Odd home broadband issue

Wondering if anyone can help me, i'm having an odd issue with my home broadband in that I cannot access some sites via a browser - I can however ping them and I get a reply ! I have tried accessing ...
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How do I fix this internet connection error?

I am getting errors like: ERR Name Resolution Failed ERR tunnel connection failed DNS probe finished nxdomain I am using airtel broadband connection.
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Can using RDP reduce data usage?

In my home i have internet connection(50 mbps) with a data limit of 100GB. Suppose if i am outside with my laptop or mobile and i have very less speed and data usage limit than at my home. I am ...
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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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Slowing home broadband and prioritising users

A marginally selfish question but seeing as I do pay the broadband bill, it would be nice when I come home from a hard day of work to be able to watch YouTube or play my PS4, however I am regularly ...
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Max how many Mac Filtering Allowed?

I am using a TP-Link TL-WR740N Router. For my business purpose, I only want to give access of Internet to the specific people who are only my Customers (many in numbers). Now, my Question is, what is ...
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Unable to connect to a device on LAN when the router is disconnected from the internet

I have flask server running on my laptop. I can reach it from the same laptop using the static IP address 192.168.1.x at all times but I cannot reach it from my phone (connected to the same router) if ...
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How to keep my ping/latency steady in cs 1.6?

I have broadband connection with 512 kbps speed. Sometimes I get 200 latency and sometimes 300. How can I keep that steady? It's really annoying.
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How to secure my broadband internet connection

My friend purchased broadband internet connection, but when scan network security on Avast Internet security it say that: "network router is accessible from the internet". He is using Windows 7 ...
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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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