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pfsense - slow connection to internet from wired network but not from wireless/wifi

summary: internet speed tests indicate that the connection to the internet from my wired network is very slow, while speed tests from a device on my wifi network gets the expected (much faster) result....
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D-Link DGS-1005A: What does an orange light mean and why is it only orange for one port?

I use a D-Link DGS-1005A unmanaged switch that sits between my main router and my personal machine. There are also 2 other machines that connect to this switch. My machine is on the 1st port and the ...
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TP-Link TG-3468 ethernet adapter limits my connection speed to 100Mbps

I have 200Mbps speed connection, but the motherboard ethernet port doesn't allow more than 100Mbps. I bought the TP-Link TG-3468 ethernet adapter, but it still limiting my connection. In network ...
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One computer's download speeds are slow, but speedtest remains fast. The other computer, on the other hand, is always fast

One of my older computers has been suffering from a weird problem where when I download something, regardless of where I download from, speeds are really slow. I have a 1000 Mb fiber line and one ...
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Network speed discrepancy between speed test and iperf3 results

I am seeing some weird bandwidth results regarding my network. I have connected my laptop directly to the router via an Ethernet cable, with no other devices on the network. The router and laptop both ...
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Why two similar PCs have different internet speed

I have two servers on my home network lab and both have wired connection. Here is the network spec: DC1: Windows Server 2019/Primary DC/Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller DC2: Windows Server 2022/...
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OpenVPN Slows Speeds when underlying raw speed increases

We are running OpenVPN on a router to an AWS cloud server to create a tunnel. AWS has over 1Gbps bandwidth up and down. We are using OpenVPN with no encryption (cipher-none) directly from the router. ...
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How does the Windows Task Manager compute the link speed for each network adapter?

The Windows Task Manager shows the link speed for each network adapter? Sometimes the link speed oscillates (between 130 and 144 Mbps in the example below, where the network adapter is a USB WiFi ...
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Finding the average internet speed of an application with multiple threads in Windows

Is there any software or method I can use to monitor the average download/upload speed of a single application in Windows 10? I have tried the Resource Monitor but the problem is that the software I ...
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Wifi speeds gloriously inconsistent day to day, but very consistent hour to hour?

After several months of every experiment I can think to run, and just getting noisy data left and right, I'm out of ideas and cannot make this network's behavior fit within my grasp of physics. Some ...
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Actual download speed different from online speed test due to bad wiring [duplicate]

My internet company provides me with 10 MB/s download speed, but sometimes my faulty ethernet connector caps it at 1.1 MB/s. When I reconnect the rj45 connector (sometimes it takes a few tries) the ...
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Why is my windows 10 machine's internet getting 30mb via wifi on a 650 mb connection?

I have a 650mb/s connection from virgin media, which is mostly working fine, I get anywhere up to 600-650mb/s on every device I I own (samsing s20, iphone 11, 2 macbook pros) except for my Windows 10 ...
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Realtek rtl8188fu Wifi adapters are too slow

I have an rtl8188fu wifi adapter and I have installed driver for it from https://github.com/kelebek333/rtl8188fu . My problem is that the network speed is too slow. I have tried the wifi adapter on ...
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Why should one expect a ~30% drop in speed when using OpenVPN UDP with NordVPN? [closed]

https://support.nordvpn.com/Connectivity/1047408902/Speed-and-bandwidth.htm (mirror) mentions: If you are connected to the closest available server through OpenVPN UDP, you can expect around a 30% ...
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Windows PC does not have full download speed

I have a Windows computer on my network that is not downloading with max speed ( 1GBit/s / 125MByte/s ). On every test I run (several online tools, downloading games, etc.), the maximum reached is ...
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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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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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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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