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  # 2152311 30-Dec-2018 15:39
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freitasm:

You should plug the box to the router. Ignore the modem.



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  # 2161327 15-Jan-2019 09:15
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Got my Whitebox last week, plugged it in a few days ago. So far it's only run two speedtests, and only to the domestic test server and nothing since.

 

 

 

Contacted support and they said my Whitebox is saying my network is too busy to run the tests, which is odd because I don't have any device that's constantly downloading or uploading any data. Looking at traffic graphs on my EdgeRouter and it's just tiny amounts of traffic in the kbps realm most of the time. The only thing I can think of is that because I have a nursery camera running on a seperate vlan its treating that traffic as external or the likes.

 

I'll probably give it a few more day to see what happens and bin it if it's that sensitive to actually using your connection.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2161330 15-Jan-2019 09:26
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dfnt:

 

 

 

The only thing I can think of is that because I have a nursery camera running on a seperate vlan its treating that traffic as external or the likes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a CCTV camera on wifi constantly, doing low kbps but also preventing the whitebox from speed tests (I know this because if the camera crashes then the box starts doing speed tests until I reboot the camera). However the box does the other tests fine - latency, packetloss etc...


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  # 2161345 15-Jan-2019 09:37
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Packetmike:

 

dfnt:

 

 

 

The only thing I can think of is that because I have a nursery camera running on a seperate vlan its treating that traffic as external or the likes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a CCTV camera on wifi constantly, doing low kbps but also preventing the whitebox from speed tests (I know this because if the camera crashes then the box starts doing speed tests until I reboot the camera). However the box does the other tests fine - latency, packetloss etc...

 

 

Yeah, all other tests run fine.

 

The camera is only accessed at night time from an iPad, it's internal only with no internet access and its not recording anything etc so in theory not generating much/any traffic. I've powered it off today to see whether the whitebox actually starts running any bandwidth tests.

 

If constant low kbps is enough to stop the Whitebox from running tests then it's fairly useless in the grand scheme of things. I could get around it by putting the whitebox on a separate interface on the EdgeRouter therefore no traffic will traverse through it it, but defeats the purpose


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  # 2264689 25-Jun-2019 22:46
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So I just received my SamKnows box today, after receiving a sign up email a couple weeks ago, haven't read all 16 pages of this thread.

 

I've connected it as follows [ VDSL HG659B Bridge Mode ]----[ Wan port on USG ] ---> [[[[ USG ]]] -----[ LAN port on USG to WAN port on SamKnowsBox ] -----> [[[ SamKnowsBox ]]]  -------[ LAN port on SamKnowsBox to Ubiquiti Gigabit Switch]-----[LAN to Main House Ubiquiti GB Switch]

 

My comms room where I've connected the SamKnows box,  is located in a detached garage, approx. 15-20m away from main house.  I know the box has wireless radios, which likely won't see all my access points.  Just wondering what its sniffing from the Wifi, and I gather it won't matter in my setup since everything will be picked up via LAN.

 

Can we set the threshold as to when it can start testing based on LAN traffic, or is it automatic?  I've got IP cams too.

 

Since all our traffic is going through the box, are there any statements/disclaimers around this on the site?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  # 2281013 21-Jul-2019 21:49
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Well, a replacement White Box arrived on Friday and I finally got around to plugging it in about 3am this morning. As my setup is ONT -> Router -> White Box -> Switch it's sniffing everything including my wifi as this runs through the switch as well. Pleasing to see some data again. I'm currently on a Spark 100Mbps plan but will switch to a 2degrees 900Mbps plan in a month once my contract expires. 

 


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  # 2281025 21-Jul-2019 22:58
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They never answered my question about how it handles multiple vlans for detecting if the internet is in use or even if it would pass them so I am still not "volunteering" for one of these. Also expect it would get screwed up by all the traffic going to my USG to cross between vlans for my IP cameras etc that is about 60 megabit all the time.





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  # 2281026 21-Jul-2019 23:03
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richms:

 

They never answered my question about how it handles multiple vlans for detecting if the internet is in use or even if it would pass them so I am still not "volunteering" for one of these. Also expect it would get screwed up by all the traffic going to my USG to cross between vlans for my IP cameras etc that is about 60 megabit all the time.

 

 

I suspect you already know you'd not be a good case to volunteer. If you are going to configure your network in such a way to make busy detection difficult or impossible then any data you may supply would be questionable. IMHO you're doing the right thing by not volunteering.

 

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  # 2283768 25-Jul-2019 22:41
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Seems the box breaks VF IP TV. 

 

T-Box in IP mode -> Switch -> HG659 -> ONT, installed the SamKnows box between the switch and the HG659, IPTV stopped working (everything else is fine). Plugged the Tbox back into the modem directly and it sprang back to life.

 

I'm too tired to have a proper nosy, but from a quick look I'm assuming this is IGMP related based on what I've seen? Anyone know if it's possible to get it working?

 

 





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  # 2284443 26-Jul-2019 22:29
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Packetmike:

 

dfnt:

 

 

 

The only thing I can think of is that because I have a nursery camera running on a seperate vlan its treating that traffic as external or the likes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a CCTV camera on wifi constantly, doing low kbps but also preventing the whitebox from speed tests (I know this because if the camera crashes then the box starts doing speed tests until I reboot the camera). However the box does the other tests fine - latency, packetloss etc...

 

 

 

 

Strange - I have a number of IPCameras talking via POE to a DVR.. my SamKnows works fine.. 

 

 

 

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  # 2285055 29-Jul-2019 09:36
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The download test is now working as it should since I took my IP camera off WiFi and cabled it directly through the SamKnows box.

 

I suspect the SamKnows box was seeing the constant WiFi usage and preventing itself from doing the download tests.

 

 

 

Thanks


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  # 2299123 14-Aug-2019 12:15
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Not sure if this is a new feature or not, but I found an instant test when i logged into SamKnows one. Its in the top right corner. 

 

Can run a speedtest in the same way a number of other test providers do.

 

Thanks. 


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  # 2299127 14-Aug-2019 12:20
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Yes it's a feature that's been rolled out over the last few weeks. It's not clear to me yet if it respects their quiet line detection or not... Given they suggest avoiding cross traffic during the test, I would think not. (Just like a regular speedtest)

 

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  # 2299129 14-Aug-2019 12:22
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Good to know actually, cheers.

 

Interesting looking at my chart for download over the last 7 days, appear my domestic traffic has been dying significantly in the evening (2degrees 900/400 plan), between 7 and 9pm. Only appears to be the last 5 nights so far, will be interested to see if this trend continues..

 

 

 


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  # 2299131 14-Aug-2019 12:24
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Should also point out this is NOT like a usual speedtest - this seems to be a single thread download from one server... Speedtests use a lot of tricks to try and account for overheads etc like multiple threads, discarding high and low values etc...

 

 

 

N

 

 





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