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Xplaya

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#237956 26-Jun-2018 19:59
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Just wondering if it is worth me being on Fibre200. (Have a new connection with BigPipe)

 

My speed seems to be no different to my old spark fibre100.

 

I am using a old modem / e3000 running tomato so am thinking that this could be my problem?

 

Using Ethernet cable and it never seems to hit over 100Mbps with www.speedtest.net.

 

Any help on what I can do to reach max speed?

 

 


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l43a2
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  #2044321 26-Jun-2018 20:02
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what speed does windows say your ethernet is connected at? 






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  #2044322 26-Jun-2018 20:07
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Generally no, depends what you use your internet for, for example if you upload content a lot then yes it is worth it.


 
 
 
 


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  #2044324 26-Jun-2018 20:11
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l43a2:

 

what speed does windows say your ethernet is connected at? 

 

 

My netspeed is

 

DL 101-103Mpbs
UL 23.37

 

I would think I should be getting the same numbers as you with netspeed atleast?

Where do we get the windows reading from?


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  #2044325 26-Jun-2018 20:13
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lNomNoml:

 

Generally no, depends what you use your internet for, for example if you upload content a lot then yes it is worth it.

 



I thought fibre100 and fibre200 have next to the same upload?

Mainly for download speeds, i was hoping it would double. But still have the same speeds as fibre100 at the moment.


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  #2044326 26-Jun-2018 20:14
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Your router only has 100Mbps ports so you will see no benefits unless you upgrade your router. I'd be surprised if you're capable of getting anywhere close to 90Mbps now unless you only have a single device connected as a ~10 yr old router like that simply has insufficient CPU to deliver any sort of performance.


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  #2044333 26-Jun-2018 20:31
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sbiddle:

 

Your router only has 100Mbps ports so you will see no benefits unless you upgrade your router. I'd be surprised if you're capable of getting anywhere close to 90Mbps now unless you only have a single device connected as a ~10 yr old router like that simply has insufficient CPU to deliver any sort of performance.

 



Woah, I always thought the linksys e3000 was 1GB eth.
Is it definitely only capable of 100Mpbs?


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  #2044334 26-Jun-2018 20:35
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Xplaya:

 

sbiddle:

 

Your router only has 100Mbps ports so you will see no benefits unless you upgrade your router. I'd be surprised if you're capable of getting anywhere close to 90Mbps now unless you only have a single device connected as a ~10 yr old router like that simply has insufficient CPU to deliver any sort of performance.

 



Woah, I always thought the linksys e3000 was 1GB eth.
Is it definitely only capable of 100Mpbs?

 

 

Oops may have mixed it up with E1000

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2044343 26-Jun-2018 20:39
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Oops may have mixed it up with E1000

 

 

 

 

Had me a little worried there lol. Yeah looking into the documents,
" Internet (Green/Blue) - The Internet LED lights up when a connection is made through the Internet port. It flashes to indicate network activity over the Internet port. The LED lights up green when the port is connected to a Gigabit port. It lights up blue when the port is connected to a 10/100 port."

 

The light is definately green when connected. I just cant get anything over 100Mbps on netspeed.


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  #2044345 26-Jun-2018 20:44
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Xplaya:

 

l43a2:

 

what speed does windows say your ethernet is connected at? 

 

 

My netspeed is

 

DL 101-103Mpbs
UL 23.37

 

I would think I should be getting the same numbers as you with netspeed atleast?

Where do we get the windows reading from?

 

 

i'd expect slightly slower if this was a 100mbit ethernet link.

 

 

 

i'd contact BP and get them to check it out, may be a prov thing :)





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  #2044348 26-Jun-2018 20:47
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OK. something is not right, it could well be my modem.

 

I just checked and am only on 100Mbps in windows. :/

 

Will investigate more and try the spark modem or if worst, my laptop ethernet card maybe


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  #2044375 26-Jun-2018 21:20
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Xplaya:

 

OK. something is not right, it could well be my modem.

 

I just checked and am only on 100Mbps in windows. :/

 

Will investigate more and try the spark modem or if worst, my laptop ethernet card maybe

 

 

Why are you not using the Spark HG659b? It's far superior in pretty much every aspect to the Linksys.

 

 


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  #2044382 26-Jun-2018 21:36
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sbiddle:

 

Xplaya:

 

OK. something is not right, it could well be my modem.

 

I just checked and am only on 100Mbps in windows. :/

 

Will investigate more and try the spark modem or if worst, my laptop ethernet card maybe

 

 

Why are you not using the Spark HG659b? It's far superior in pretty much every aspect to the Linksys.

 

 

 



Because of WRT (TomatoUSB) so much more I can do with it and is actually quite reliable.

 

Anyway you were slightly correct reguarding 100Mpbs. I have found out my issue. Something wrong with my laptop connecting @ 100Mpbs via ethernet. Even with new drivers and updated drivers the advance menu on my  V17 Nitro Laptop will only allow me to select up to 100Mbps :( Hoping its not a hardware fault, and will play around with more drivers later.

I tried another Laptop via Ethernet and working perfect. Getting around 200Mpbs.

 

Thanks everyone for the help.


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