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Topic # 173572 27-May-2015 22:56
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Hi im currently with MyRepublic ISP on the Gigatown pure plan i think my speeds are slow as my friend with snap gets over 800Mbps down on speedtest every time while on Gigatown plan. I have contacted MyRepublic and they are moving me to a new link on friday with more bandwidth. What do they mean by this? Also i have ran tests plugged straight into the ONT same results, my wiring is all cat6 and my router is a Netgear R7000 witch is more than capable. Any info or suggestions is much appreciated. Please post your Gigatown speedtest so i can compare.


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  Reply # 1313212 28-May-2015 00:45
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What are you trying to do that is saturating your link (other then speedtests)?

400 mbps isn't really slow (albeit not 1000 mbps), honestly I wouldn't worry about it unless you have like 20 people in your house or you are trying to download the entire internet.

My friends are on Gigatown with Snap and they get about 40/40 (2.4ghz Wifi being crippled by a b/g device).

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  Reply # 1313216 28-May-2015 05:32
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what are you doing that you NEED 1gbps down?

ive not seen anyone get close to the advertised speed.

is your friend using the same router? why not ask them if you can try their router on your connection, thats a really easy test to see if its the connection or the device. also try your device on their connection.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1313226 28-May-2015 07:19
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Lets take about 20 steps back here. It really does surprise me there haven't been a lot more of these types of threads on here, which I guess might be because most people must understand that a 1Gbps plan isn't going to deliver 1Gbps 24/7

First and foremost - speedtest.net results mean very little in the real world. QoE is far more important than raw speed. There are also plenty of reasons why speeds could vary.

Without some real world testing and diagnosis to show there is actually an issue, my response to such a post is really a case of wondering what the actual issue is.



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  Reply # 1313230 28-May-2015 07:28
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We should not be questioning the OP about why he needs the speed he pays for.  

However, my advice would be to wait until the ISP has adjusted your connection, on Friday you say.

My guess,  maybe you are on a saturated connection and MR needs to buy more bandwidth or load balance existing connections more carefully . 

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  Reply # 1313231 28-May-2015 07:29
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Yes i was goong to try my friends hardware if the move to the new link on friday didnt help. They issue is that people i know are getting 800 down everytime while i only get half a that speed if you read my comment properly you would know what im talking about pls dont read the title then imput your thoughts if they dont help thanks

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  Reply # 1313233 28-May-2015 07:31
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Thanks sufsup yes i hope the new link will solve the issue

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  Reply # 1313235 28-May-2015 07:32
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sbiddle: because most people must understand that a 1Gbps plan isn't going to deliver 1Gbps 24/7



I think the issue is that the OP is never getting 1Gbps.  This is not a case of temporary slowdowns, rather a permanent issue. 


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  Reply # 1313247 28-May-2015 08:45
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From experience (we sell best efforts gig in Tauranga):

You'll max out at 940Mbps assuming you hit a router somewhere along the way with an MTU of 1500 (highly likely, most of the Internet).

Very few routers support routing above 800-900Mbps so CPE becomes a common bottleneck.

Backhaul from Dunedin to Auckland is expensive. Wouldn't surprise me if most smaller providers such as MR put in 1gig, 2gigs at most of backhaul capacity.

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  Reply # 1313252 28-May-2015 08:50
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Thats very interesting thanks for that bit of info. My router says it caps out at 990 in the specs its a netgear nighthawk r700 cost over $300 so i would say it should handle it. I contacted chorus about the speeds they said its below average and contacted my ISP for me so hope the new link works better

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  Reply # 1313768 28-May-2015 21:53
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Smallnetbuilder confirms that this device can indeed do 930Mbps (at least at whatever packet size they are using) from WAN to LAN:
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/tools/charts/router/bar/74-wan-to-lan

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  Reply # 1313775 28-May-2015 22:17
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speedtest.net results are iffy at best on higher than 200Mps accesses.

Yes, you will see 930Mbps+ results from time to time, I see hundreds of them looking at the logs of the 3 Spark Speedtest.net servers, but there are so many factors at play I don't expect anyone to fully understand how you end up with any given speedtest.net result.

If you don't understand how the test is done and the result is calculated, then you're unlikely to be able to make a sensible comment about how this may affect you, or even if there's a network event/configuration/congestion issue affecting you.

Hint: speedtest.net testing discards 40% of the results for "reasons" and the end number is NOT a direct measurement of throughput. It's an estimate of possible throughput based on sampling a number of short tests.

Now, I would bet that if you were doing UDP iPerf tests you'd have different numbers.

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  Reply # 1313814 29-May-2015 08:24
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TEZ: Thats very interesting thanks for that bit of info. My router says it caps out at 990 in the specs its a netgear nighthawk r700 cost over $300 so i would say it should handle it. I contacted chorus about the speeds they said its below average and contacted my ISP for me so hope the new link works better


If you're running third party firmware your NAT throughput goes down - DD-WRT state around 300mbit on this router.




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  Reply # 1313866 29-May-2015 10:04
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Im running factory up to date firmware but i did read that online it has been known to cripple the speed. Thanks

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