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Topic # 248122 11-Mar-2019 09:51
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I recently upgraded to BigPipe's Super Speed Fibre

 

This is typical of my Speedtest results

 

 

I am using a Asus RT AC66U router and my PC is a AMD Ryzen 3 2200.

 

BigPipe advertises 700-900 download (so I am in the range) and 400-500 upload (again in range).

 

Could I do better with a better router or should I be happy with this?

 

Certainly it's nice to have the fast speed but the effective difference between 200/20 and this is mainly in uploading - my cloud syncs run much faster. For movies etc. speed was never an issue for streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu since all of these are running off an Amazon Firestick 4K so it's wireless. 





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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 

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  Reply # 2195601 11-Mar-2019 10:00
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You should be very happy


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  Reply # 2195663 11-Mar-2019 10:26
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You should be happy.

 

You will probably never notice a slither of difference between 200Mbps plan and the one you got now for general web usage. It is literally bragging rights.. Maybe if you get some very well seeded torrents and have a raid 0 SSD array you will start to get some nice numbers..

10GBASE-T modem/ethernet will probably help to get closer to 1gig in perfect case scenarios. 
You will only get that speed in a perfect case as there are many more weak links in the chain.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2195710 11-Mar-2019 11:12
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Lol - are you taking the piss?  :)

 

We have been in our home for 10 years now and fibre is FINALLY gonna be available in July ...so I would be so stoked with those speeds after 10 years of 20 - 30 Mb/s an ADSL and VDSL.

 

 


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  Reply # 2195711 11-Mar-2019 11:14
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I would try with the Windows 10 client rather than the browser.

 

 

 

Also note, that AC66U is notorious for under preforming and randomly dropping. Just have a search around the forums...
That speed is within the balpack that i'd say your getting full speed.

 

Peak rate i would personally like to see a bit more, but there are oh so many variables that feed into that top rate outside of anything todo with the connection itself.





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  Reply # 2195724 11-Mar-2019 11:31
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Coil:

 

It is literally bragging rights.. 

 

 

I dunno, a 20Mb/s upload is pretty tedious for a lot of people who do any form of backup, file sharing or remote desktop stuff. Given that gigabit can be had for similar/cheaper to symmetrical 200/200, it makes a lot of sense to me...


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  Reply # 2195727 11-Mar-2019 11:34
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backfiah:

 

Coil:

 

It is literally bragging rights.. 

 

 

I dunno, a 20Mb/s upload is pretty tedious for a lot of people who do any form of backup, file sharing or remote desktop stuff. Given that gigabit can be had for similar/cheaper to symmetrical 200/200, it makes a lot of sense to me...

 

 

Context is key. Don't do what the herald does. 

Coil: You will probably never notice a slither of difference between 200Mbps plan and the one you got now for general web usage
 

 

 




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  Reply # 2195731 11-Mar-2019 11:38
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hio77:

 

I would try with the Windows 10 client rather than the browser.

 

lso note, that AC66U is notorious for under preforming and randomly dropping. Just have a search around the forums...
That speed is within the balpack that i'd say your getting full speed.

 

Peak rate i would personally like to see a bit more, but there are oh so many variables that feed into that top rate outside of anything todo with the connection itself.

 

 

Well I see people recommend the Mikrotik but the last time I had experience with one of those was in a corporate environment and always got Campbell Software to come along and configure it for me (it was used to support a VPN between two Wellington CBD sides over dark fibre) plus some web access. The configuration menus just made me cringe :-(

 

 

 

backfiah:

 

Coil:

 

It is literally bragging rights.. 

 

 

I dunno, a 20Mb/s upload is pretty tedious for a lot of people who do any form of backup, file sharing or remote desktop stuff. Given that gigabit can be had for similar/cheaper to symmetrical 200/200, it makes a lot of sense to me...

 

 

 

 

That was my key motivator plus the fact it was only $10/month more than what I was paying and they threw in in 3 months free :-). It's good to have fast cloud backups now





System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 

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  Reply # 2195734 11-Mar-2019 11:40
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Lol - are you taking the piss?  :)

 

We have been in our home for 10 years now and fibre is FINALLY gonna be available in July ...so I would be so stoked with those speeds after 10 years of 20 - 30 Mb/s an ADSL and VDSL.

 

 

 

 

Not really. Before UFB I was on TelstraClear and then Vodafone cable 100mbs plan so I am used to fairly decent Internet. But just wanted to make sure I was getting what I was paying for - not bragging.





System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 

Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount


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