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Ultimate Geek

# 259932 31-Oct-2019 13:14
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At work we have a 2Degrees VDSL connection - Bridged with a DV130 and using an ER-X as the router.


Currently waiting on Chorus to sort out build for MDU so Fibre might still be a while away. 


Sync speed is around 55/11 and rock solid, and in the past we were able to max that out without issue. Recently we've been 'feeling' the internet is just not very snappy. Random long load times on pages, having to cancel and refresh pages to get them to load, and low downstream throughput - for example downloading the Win10 1903 update with the update assistant would always max the line speed out and be very solid, now the speed varies between 15 - 40mbps and is all over the show. 




Generally when a speedtest it run it will still get to 50mbps or so, but we're just not seeing that throughput most of the time in the real world, when we always used to. 


We have swapped the ER-X out with another but restored the config - unless there is something super weird with our ER-X config that's causing issues, it seems to be something external. 




For example, the below image is with a computer downloading the 1903 update with the update assistant. previously this would be rock solid at about 51 - 52mbps and the throughput graph on the Edgerouter would be flat at that speed. You can see there that it's all over the show. 



Any ideas on the best way to troubleshoot this? Thanks. 



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Ultimate Geek

  # 2346905 31-Oct-2019 17:24
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Just a little update - I popped a HG659 in quickly just before (with only one PC connected) and used the media creation tool download a Win10 ISO as an example. Saw similar behaviour. Line speed was basically identical between the modems. 




First screenshot is on the Huawei, second on the EdgeRouter. (I now realize that the task manager network throughput graph does not get longer when it's dragged out) 🤷‍♂️ You learn something every day. 






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Master Geek

  # 2346925 31-Oct-2019 19:04
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Any uploads running at the same time?


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Ultimate Geek

  # 2347110 1-Nov-2019 10:38
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Nope no uploads going in the background. 

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