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I need more speed to download large datasets to work from home for data science. What can I do?

Background I am a data science student working with social media data files that have been collected by someone else. I am working remotely and I would like to download the data to perform analysis on ...
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We got 200mbps Fios internet, but speeds are half that

Since we got Verizon Fios internet, the speeds that they state on their website are wrong, because we payed for 200mbps but only getting 100mbps. Speedtest gives this result on every device that I use,...
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Slow performance but fast WI-FI speeds

I’ve got a pretty quick connection (a speed test just showed about 140MBPs download and 40 upload, which is typical across my devices and around my house), though my wife and I frequently get poor ...
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Desktop computer connected to Gigabit Ethernet does not speedtest to full Internet speed

My main home computer is a recent Win10 desktop with a Gigabyte B450M motherboard (Ryzen 3600, 32GB ram). The motherboard has a Gigabit Ethernet port connected to a regular Gigabit switch, then to a ...
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Are we still limited by TCP Windows Scaling when we want to fully utilize download speed from far away servers?

According to this website, as soon as round-trip time is increased, we lose a bit of our real-time capacity throughput to distant servers using default TCP Window size of 64KB. My network bandwidth is ...
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Why are internet speeds variable and not fixed numbers?

Assume you have 10mbps speed. So why when you download something from the internet, your speed is not going to be fixed at 10mbps, but instead it varies from 2-9mbps while you're downloading? Why do ...
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Some process is making my download speed 95% slower

I have fibre direct to my router and I get generally 850-950Mb/s download and average 120Mb/s upload. Running Windows 10, 6700k, 1060 6GB My speed often goes down to 2-50Mb/s sometimes up to 120Mb/s ...
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Does download speed actually decrease when you download from a far away server, or just delayed?

On speedtest.net, if I test my download speed to my ISP server, I would get my full download speed which is normal. When I test my internet speed to servers that are 1000-2000km away, I would get only ...
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My Wifi is nearly half the speed of my ethernet

I just got a new plan with 30Mbps download and 5Mbps Upload. I get just that on Ethernet connection to my Desktop, however, my Laptop or mobile phone get only 13-20mpbs even when staying next to the ...
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Reduced Internet Speed via pfsense-vm

I recently setup pfSense kvm and have a 4 port NIC attached. The WAN port is connected to my ISP router and hooked my PC to LAN for testing. Now, the problem is -- While I do iperf to public servers ...
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Nokia router G-2425G-A maximum theoretical and practical speed over 5Ghz wifi

I have an internet connection (ISP Airtel) that promises a bandwidth of 1 Gbps. Over ethernet, I see a bandwidth of around 900 Mbps, however, over wifi 5Ghz, the maximum speed I receive is 450-470 ...
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Windows 10 Pro getting half the original internet speed

My PC suddenly started only getting at maximum 300Mbps (mostly 270Mbps), while every other computer on the network gets 500Mbps. The same cable on the same switch on another computer gets the 500Mbps, ...
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My brother has a much higher download speed than me. HOW?

My brother just bought his first pc. He has been getting around 20MB/s in download speed. Meanwhile my highest download speed is around 5MB/s. I can recall my pc reaching 20MB/s in download speed but ...
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Three mobile broadband fast speed test, but slow in safari and apps

I'm hoping this is the correct p[ace for this question... I have Three 4G home broadband which consists of a Huawei 4g, sim card router and 4 BT whole home wifi mesh dishes to extend the signal ...
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Internet download speed slow on laptop but runs normally on mobile

System OS: Windows 10 Pro My ISP offers 50 Mbps speed but whenever I run speed test on laptop, it shows 4-5 Mbps but when I do the same on mobile it shows 34 Mbps. I tried troubleshooting few things ...
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BT broadband test widely differs from other speed tests

Having to work mostly from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, I need a good stable internet connection for meetings via Microsoft Teams or WebEx. Recently, I found that my internet connection was ...
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Slow Steam download speed [UK]

I am with the British ISP Plusnet I ran the Ofcom speed test which confirmed my speeds are as advertised: However, when I download in Steam I only get the following (even when unchecking limits on ...
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Low WiFi speeds on 75Mbps WiFi Router / Macbook Air / Mac OS Mojave

The situation: I have 75 Mbit/s at home, everything’s fine on mobile wifi, but on the MacBook Air everything is very sad: all of a sudden for no reason, literally 1 Mbit/s. Symptoms: I start the ...
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Why downloads on site A are fast, but downloads from site B are slow, only on my network

So, I have WiFi set up. Site A downloads really fast, but site B downloads really slow. Site B is slow only on my WiFi. If I switch to mobile data, its a blazing fast download. Why? Could it be ...
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Why is my internet speed slower on my PC than my Laptop

I have a Gigabit switch and through it i connected Cat6 cable to my laptop and the speedtest gives me around 260mb/s which is the appropriate speed but when i connect the same cable to my PC which ...
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Satellite broadband speed test - fast.com

We live in a rural area and recently got satellite broadband installed. We were told that we could expect speeds of between 21 Mbps and 30 Mbps. When we tested our connection after installation, using ...
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Network speed varies greatly

My WiFi speed tests have been reporting very low figures as of yesterday. Also, as you can see in the very low-res videos, google loads a white page for a second or two before loading the full site, ...
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Why my devices does not give me a full internet speed

I am wondering for some questions on my mind related to internet speed compared on my many different devices. I have 5G internet on my home, and according to the internet provider, the speed that I ...
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Best Gigabit Router Config

There was a question that I posted here [https://networkengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/65695/lan-speed-150-200-mbps-but-wifi-speed-is-5mbps-to-80-mbps] , which was off-topic. Hence I found ...
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Dual Wan Load Balancing speed

I have a Dual WAN Linksys LRT224 and two ISPs. If I have two 50mbps ISP configured in load balancing, will my overall speed increase above 50mbps or close to 100mbps?
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Extremely slow download speed in Windows command prompt

I usually use Ubuntu but currently, I am trying to setup Jupyter notebook and PyTorch on Windows. The problem is that while downloading various packages, the download speed is extremely slow (seen ...
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Increasing throughput and speed on a long distance server in HK to NYC

Pings from a server in Hong Kong to NYC is 200ms+. I know I can't change that much as I'd be breaking the laws of physics. I have a 100mbit connected ubuntu server in Hong Kong and I want to access it ...
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How speed limit on BitTorrent protocol works?

I am curious about the BitTorrent protocol. A lot of software implemants this protocol like µTorrent, Vuze, qBittorent... Each of these software purpose a functionnality : Speed limit. For example, ...
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How can I show the current network transfer speed on Windows? [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to show me an approximate current network transfer rate (incoming and outgoing) over LAN and WLAN. I am currently struggling with internet speeds (they can go from normal 100 ...
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Has my ISP tweaked my modem to prioritise speed tests?

Can it be that my ISP, Shaw, has tweaked my modem to sense when a speed test is run, and then give priority to that test? It seems that all online tests that use the Ookla's engine give same ...
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What could be the cause of a randomly slow / fast connection to a WireGuard VPS in Hong Kong from Florida?

I live in Florida now and have a VPS setup in Hong Kong with wireguard VPN setup. The vps has a 100mbit connection as I did a speed test via ssh and I get about 80-99mbps. What is going wrong here? ...
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request time relation with network speed?

I have network speed of 4 Mbps(Mega bits per sec) at both sides i.e. client and data center side. It means network can deliver max 4 Mega bits per second. For 1 Mbps it will be 1 Mega bits per second. ...
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Minimal round trip time for any given network speed?

I have network speed of 4 Mbps(Mega bits per sec) at both sides i.e. client and data center side. It means network can deliver max 4 Mbps. So If I have a response of less than equal to 4 Mega bit then ...
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How can one test their 1gbps server connection via ssh?

My ubuntu server has a 1gbps connection. How can I test this connection via ssh terminal?
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How to calculate transmission delay at the application layer?

I am trying to model delay in a P2P overlay simulation and would like to clear some uncertainty with regards to the calculation of transmission delay as I haven't found any similar scenarios to mine. ...
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5 Ghz wifi get 30Mbps on 200Mbps line, 2.4 Ghz gets 60Mbps. No congestion on channel

I need some help determining the issue of my setup. Here is a summary: Wired to router I get 200Mbps 2.4Ghz I get 80Mbps, its on a channel with some neighbors, but it's using 40mhz bandwidth. Btw, ...
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Why my internet speed is slower than provided

I have an 8 mbps(bits/sec) which is equals to 1 MBps(bytes/sec). Now when I check speed at speedtest.net by Ookla, the speed fluctuates between 7 mbps to 8 mbps and Windows Task Manager also shows ...
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Chrome download speed slowly slows down

When I try to download something, the download starts at 20Mb/s for less than a second then goes down to 10Mb/s also for less than a second, then goes to 4 the down to a solid 2Mb/s, I canceled and re-...
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Is it possible to get bandwith troughput on Linux from terminal?

Is it possible to get bandwith troughput on Linux terminal? I am looking for the equivalent of a Speedtest (by Ookla).
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Secondary router as access point extremely low speed

I have had a spare BT Homehub 4 set up as an access point connected LAN-LAN via power line adaptor for boosting signal in my house. The main router is an ASUS DSL-AC68U. I receive download speed of ...
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How much faster my internet connection will be with USB to Ethernet adapter vs USB-C to Ethernet adapter?

Is there any interest to use USB-C in that case. I have fiber internet connection so I don't know if usb-c will make any difference.
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SVN commit is very slow

I have tried a lot of fixes for this problem, and it is driving me nuts. So here goes, I hope someone can please help! I am using SVN to upload a 500MB file and it is using only 17% of my upload ...
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Why is one of my devices getting gigabit internet speed but not the other if they both support it?

Today I got Fios gigabit internet. My desktop PC that has a MSI 970A-G43 Motherboard which I think is supposed to support up to 1000Mbps but I'm only getting around 300-400Mbps download and 600Mbps ...
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Can wifi speed on a laptop be limited by i7 core processor?

Can someone dumb this down for me or help with a solution? I have an i7 Core Processor in my Inspiron HP laptop and am not getting full wifi speeds from our Comcast/Xfinity X6 modem/router. Sitting at ...
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Ookla not showing the desired speed

I opted for 40 Mbps speed but Ookla showing 33.42 or sometimes even less. I use a Netgear WNR614 N300 wifi router. What could be the possible reasons? I am using Windows 10.
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What causes half downstream speed on gigabit interface?

I have 2 computers, one is a Win 10 desktop, the other is a Win 7 Dell laptop. Both have an Intel gigabit network interface. The internet is symmetric gigabit. On dekstop, I measure 500/900-ish speeds,...
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What is the difference between docsis speed and internet plan speed

I recently purchased a cable modem which is advertising two different numbers. I didn't notice that it had two different numbers until my Internet speed test results were horrendous. Can anyone tell ...
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What is my internet speed?

First three days The speed in the Router "192.168.1.1" is 5 mbit all the time, and in speedtest.net is 5 mbit. After 3 days The speed in speedtest.net dropped to 4 mbit, but still 5 mbit in ...
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Android Studio significantly reduces internet bandwidth

While downloading GTA5, I decided to open Android studio, to my surprise, the download speed dropped from 1.8Mbps to 0.3Mbps almost instantly. On closing android studio, the speed went back up to 1....
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Why doesn't this bluetooth tethering show more than 3mbps Link speed?

Bluetooth module as shown by the device manager (which i think corresponds to bluetooth 4?): HCI Version 6.258. LMP Version 6.1. (Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG) My phone specs also show Bluetooth 4.1 ...