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  Reply # 1693284 21-Dec-2016 14:20
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Kopkiwi:

 

So I had testing done on my line over the last 24 hours or so. Speeds are consistent and around 900Mb, seems the problem is maybe my PC. Can anyone recommend a new network card for a Dell NUC?

 

 

Lorenceo

 

From an ISP perspective, 9 times out of 10 UFB speed issues are due to CPE.

 

Well done 2degrees on continuing to strive to find where the issue was. :)

 

 

 

As for a NIC to be used on a NUC, avoid anything USB based, and keep in mind that a NUC is basically a laptop without a screen. Many laptops have trouble with high speed UFB connections, as the chips in them are low powered compared to those available on full sized desktops. This is from experience dealing with similar situations to the one OP has been in.

 

If you want to see full test results, look into getting a more powerful desktop computer, IMO. Something with a recent i5 or i7 processor, a (preferably Intel) NIC capable of TCP offloading, connected via PCIE. Also keep in mind that www.speedtest.net is not a static website, and neither are the browsers or flash players it runs on.


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  Reply # 1693294 21-Dec-2016 14:36
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If these things keep happening might isps stop offering gigabit plans?




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  Reply # 1693412 21-Dec-2016 17:55
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joker97: If these things keep happening might isps stop offering gigabit plans?

 

why would they? clearly the plan is working as expetced as shown by the comments the OP made about the test router

 

the issue is with the OP's setup not with thats being offered




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  Reply # 1693647 22-Dec-2016 08:47
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OK. So after what Mr Murfy posted yesterday I was shyte scared about doing all the tests only for it to be something stupid at my end. So I went through downloaded every current driver for my NUC, for everything. Uninstalled every driver and reinstalled the new downloaded ones. The Gigabit LAN driver gave me some right hassle installing. Eventually I got it working fine. Now....? Speeds have been great. So yeah...might have been as simple as a driver issue.

 

 

 

On that front given what's been said to me in the last couple days and posted here maybe the NUC is the best thing to use? Can any recommend another small form PC? I don't game, it's purely for movie watching. Full size BD movies with HD audio, needs to actually work well with a wireless keyboard, which the NUC doesn't.


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  Reply # 1694062 22-Dec-2016 22:23
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And your speeds now are?

 

 




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  Reply # 1694212 23-Dec-2016 10:33
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Jase2985:

And your speeds now are?


 



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  Reply # 1694218 23-Dec-2016 10:39
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wow drivers





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  Reply # 1694284 23-Dec-2016 11:42
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wow drivers

 

 

 

 

Correctly installed drivers.


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  Reply # 1696019 29-Dec-2016 06:33
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I can't really complain about the speed but, there seems to be a bit of quirkiness in the consistency.  I'm on a 200u/200d plan so, it looks good on paper at least.

 

 

 

https://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5918522917


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