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  #2486288 19-May-2020 12:55
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its my sons gaming laptop just using it to test speeds asus TUF fx504 gaming laptop

 

now i have a CAT5e running to fibre, but CAT5 running to laptop and results on speed much diff to my phone

 

i might have to go buy a new cable CAT 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  #2486295 19-May-2020 13:01
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@Lostgamernz No, it is not the cable. It has been discussed time, and time again that Windows 10 is just rubbish with faster speeds. Speedtest is also rubbish and doesn't reflect the actual speed of your connection. Cat5e is totally fine for Gigabit.

 

Use this: https://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php - ensure the program is run with admin rights (right-click on the *.exe and run as administrator). Drag the slider all the way to the end (100Mbit+), Select "Optimal Settings" just above the Apply button and then apply / reboot.





 
 
 
 


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  #2486296 19-May-2020 13:01
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that white cable with yellow ends looks like the old 2 pair CAT5 cables that went out with some modems.

 

if you were using that, that would explain exactly your 100mbit issue before.

 

 

 

your now getting proper gbit speeds, from here i'd recommend downloading the Speedtest client

 

https://www.speedtest.net/apps/windows

 

 

 

also as others have mentioned, try fast.com.





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  #2486303 19-May-2020 13:10
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michaelmurfy:

 

@Lostgamernz No, it is not the cable. It has been discussed time, and time again that Windows 10 is just rubbish with faster speeds. Speedtest is also rubbish and doesn't reflect the actual speed of your connection. Cat5e is totally fine for Gigabit.

 

Use this: https://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php - ensure the program is run with admin rights (right-click on the *.exe and run as administrator). Drag the slider all the way to the end (100Mbit+), Select "Optimal Settings" just above the Apply button and then apply / reboot.

 

 

Windows 10 rubbish with faster speeds? I'm calling shenanigans on that. I can always get 930+/450+ (530+ on Enable) on my gig fibre using Windows 10. Default TCP settings.

 

For a windows user the best thing is to use the Ookla windows app - https://www.microsoft.com/en-nz/p/speedtest-by-ookla/9nblggh4z1jc?

 

I'd never recommend a normal user screw around with their TCP settings. If you seriously think Microsoft don't know way way better than you or those optimiser authors about windows TCP performance then I have a bridge to sell you :-)

 

Cheers - N

 

 





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  #2486306 19-May-2020 13:15
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You have better performance to Stuff Fibre Auckland.

 

You have a laptop which shows 1Gbps network status and have a router capable of 1Gbps.

 

Your phone shows good performance but your laptop is slower.

 

The only suggestion I have left is to use the Windows Speedtest app by Ookla from the Microsoft store.

 

Maybe your Chrome Browser is limiting your laptop speed test results.

 

I wouldn't worry about upgrading your cables from 5e to 6.





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  #2486352 19-May-2020 14:21
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I'm on Slingshot, as others have said use the Ookla speed test app, and choose different servers to test against, not just the one the app chooses for you.
See my last 3 tests done around 1:50 pm today. This was on a Win 10 3rd gen i5 Machine via a Fritz box 7490

 

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  #2486362 19-May-2020 14:41
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Talkiet:

 

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Could i trouble one of you to comment on my speed ? is that right ?

 

 

You've given zero context for what sort of access connection you have, your PC type/specs, and whether you are running off Wifi etc, so no, not until you add reasonable context.

 

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  #2486366 19-May-2020 14:47
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@Talkiet You're incorrect this round.

 

And no, we're not talking about some snakeoil type treatment here either. My PC, which is a 8 core (16 thread) Intel Xeon always struggles to do anything above 300Mbit using the default Windows 10 scheduler settings, works totally fine under Linux but with most major Windows updates the speeds within Windows 10 drop back again (worst I've seen is 150Mbit throughput over the network). This is a problem with my particular configuration and not related to the router, switch, ISP or any other configuration. This problem has been going on for about 3 years and still exists after a full reinstall. Also doesn't matter what Ethernet adapter driver I use or Ethernet card.

 

Not just me either - I've had others with the exact same issue and TCP Optimizer provided a temporary at best fix for some Intel based systems including quite a number of people on these forums.

 

So while your particular configuration is totally fine - I know of many Intel based configurations running Windows 10 which are simply terrible at the default Windows 10 TCP scheduler settings hence my recommendation. Guess you have a bridge to sell me...





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  #2486419 19-May-2020 15:17
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Win10 app -

 

 

Same Win10 machine, same server but on Google Chrome - shocking

 


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  #2486421 19-May-2020 15:20
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michaelmurfy:

 

@Talkiet You're incorrect this round.

 

And no, we're not talking about some snakeoil type treatment here either. My PC, which is a 8 core (16 thread) Intel Xeon always struggles to do anything above 300Mbit using the default Windows 10 scheduler settings, works totally fine under Linux but with most major Windows updates the speeds within Windows 10 drop back again (worst I've seen is 150Mbit throughput over the network). This is a problem with my particular configuration and not related to the router, switch, ISP or any other configuration. This problem has been going on for about 3 years and still exists after a full reinstall. Also doesn't matter what Ethernet adapter driver I use or Ethernet card.

 

Not just me either - I've had others with the exact same issue and TCP Optimizer provided a temporary at best fix for some Intel based systems including quite a number of people on these forums.

 

So while your particular configuration is totally fine - I know of many Intel based configurations running Windows 10 which are simply terrible at the default Windows 10 TCP scheduler settings hence my recommendation. Guess you have a bridge to sell me...

 

 

I know you won't, but you are going to have to trust me that the vast majority of Windows 10 users don't have these issues. The overwhelmingly vast majority. So many that even at the highest level of escalation of FibreMax performance in a large NZ ISP, modifying the TCP settings has (to my knowledge) never been needed to resolve a customer issue.

 

Again, Occams Razor, do you think that Windows 10, the most popular desktop OS in the world, with the best driver support, that is updated regularly (despite individuals best efforts to stop it) - do you think that Microsoft have their TCP settings wrong? And that they have never thought to fix them?

 

It would be interesting though if you had a snapshot of the setting(s) on your particular system that were wrong before running TCP optimiser (and the parameter values after) - I'd like to compare to a couple of standard machines here and see if they match.

 

Cheers - N

 

 





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  #2487240 20-May-2020 15:43
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@Lostgamernz:

 

fritzbox 7490 modem

 

 

And you've update the section where you specify the ISP speed?





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