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Topic # 193404 10-Mar-2016 06:50
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I am on Skinny 4G Broadband. Can someone please tell me if  I can use it to create an ethernet link so I can plug into my TrueNet[truenet.co.nz] performance monitor.? Do I need to get a USB LAN adapter or can I use the port in the back of my PC


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  Reply # 1510265 10-Mar-2016 07:55
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Haver you tried contacting Truenet to firstly see if they're interested in receiving data from such a connection (they may not be so you'd simply be wasting your data cap) and if they are, what their recommended setup would be?

 

 




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  Reply # 1510507 10-Mar-2016 12:33
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Yes;  I contacted them. They are interested and thought it would be a straightforward process. My concern is I haven't seen the modem flash indicating it is sampling. 


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  Reply # 1510590 10-Mar-2016 14:10
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What was your setup before you switched to Skinny? Are there any readings from your probe on the Truenet site since you switched?


 


You run an ethernet cable from the modem to the 'internet' port of your probe (D-Link). 


All your internet connections / devices should be downstream of your probe if possible.


 


I unplugged my probe.  Truenet was saying I was getting 5-7Mb/s, Speedtest.net was saying 25-40 (Yes I know they use different servers)


Separate testing of truenet servers gave average speeds of around 5Mb/s for a 1MB file - 14Mb/s for 5MB file (same server).  Truenets 7MB Chch file came in at 17Mb/s while a 30MB file on the same server reported 26Mb/s


 


Be interesting to see what sort of results you get.


 


 




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  Reply # 1511018 11-Mar-2016 02:30
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Thanks for your advice. I rang John Butt at TrueNet and got sorted. I turns out they Have been getting my reports, so obviously I don't need a USB-LAN adapter.

 

My results are pretty much in agreement with yours. I am consistently getting between 5 and 7.5 Mb/s.

 

I don't know what the Microsoft data means. I think it's only the instantaneous transfer rate between the skinny modem and my computer.

 

 




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  Reply # 1511022 11-Mar-2016 05:38
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@Chem9495 do you think you could make your pictures smaller please? or post a thumbnail instead? it kills the word wrapping on other posts and some people are only able to see half of your image.




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  Reply # 1511213 11-Mar-2016 11:59
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I'm sorry about that. I tried to use the insert image tool but it didn't allow me to browse to my image so I resorted to "drag and drop"


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  Reply # 1511272 11-Mar-2016 12:47
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upload them to the forum :)


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