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# 214257 4-May-2017 07:15
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So we have just had a change of plan to what slingshot calls Gigantic.


This happen at 6am this morning as the network went down and came back online about 6.10am.  Running a speed test this morning it seems to only be giving a max of 220megs and under 100 up.




Router is a RT-AC68U (which is a Gigabit router).  Tested from a wired machine directly into the router.


Do the ISP's have to change something on their side to give the 700 - 900 down and 400 - 500 up?





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  # 1775287 4-May-2017 07:27
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9 times out of 10 the problem is on your side. Eg: computer underpowered, Ethernet card, drivers, wrong speedtest servers, antivirus, browser, router QoS, etc.

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  # 1775290 4-May-2017 07:30
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Ah i will plug in another PC and do a speed test from that tonight then.




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  # 1775315 4-May-2017 07:41
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I could be getting confused with one of the other models but I'm pretty sure there have been posts on here from others using that device who can only get 300-400 on this router unless it's running 3rd party firmware.

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  # 1775320 4-May-2017 08:03
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Ok found it, I am already running the merlin firmware.


Looks like it might be a weekend of testing, I have a slingshot modem at home that they sent so will test that out and see what happens.

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  # 1775324 4-May-2017 08:17
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Ok found the issue, it hates port forwarding (flatmate had set it up) once i nuked that and restarted the router we know get over 850megs and 500 up.




Thanks all :)

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