20-Meg upgrade to 60-Meg, sorta . . .

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  1. JZL

    JZL Ministry of Whack

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    I fired Dish and went with the local cable co./ISP. The bundle included upping my internet from 20 to 60. I switched out my old Netgear WNR834Bv2 80211n router for an Asus N600 class, the RT-N56U.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320062&cm_re=RT-N56U-_-33-320-062-_-Product

    Before the switch, I was only getting a little over 20, after the switch I commonly hit 35-40. Believe it or not, simply inputting my ISP-rated download and upload speeds (60 &3.5) in the "traffic manager" section of the router settings also helped considerably. Now I commonly get 45-50, and have actually hit the 60, but only a time or two. I've hooked up laptops cabled directly to the cable modem and both times the speeds were near or over 60, so it must be the wifi network, right?

    I haven't yet upgraded any network adapters, so I'm not using dual-band. Must I? Are there any other router settings that might help? Did I get the wrong router? Sometimes I wonder if the TV signal is interfering with the internet signal. Is this likely?
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    Dual band itself won't make a difference. Your TV is likely not interfering with the signal, but any neighbors on the same channel or adjacent channel might be, do a channel sweep and pick one away from everyone else. Turn off whatever media streaming optimizer / QOS setting it has on. N is supposedly up to 300 but no one gets anywhere near that typically.

    Also, don't forget, to get the best Netflix streaming you need at least 75 Mbps.
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    I'm referring to the fact that my TV signal, that used to run along the Dish Network cabling down to the dish at the bottom of the hill, now uses the same line from the pole that my internet has been using.

    Hell, it seemed to work fairly well when we just had the 20.

    How?

    Eh?
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    But you're getting the speed you're supposed to when you're connected via ethernet, so it's not a modem line issue.

    Joke son, it's a joke.

    It's built into OS X (Mac Master Race) but there's tons of alternatives for other platforms: http://www.howtogeek.com/197268/how...nnel-for-your-router-on-any-operating-system/

    In your router settings usually under multimedia or routing there's a section labeled QoS that prioritizes stream types, usually media > gaming > all else.
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    There's no interference per WiFi Analyzer. I live out in the country, and my slightly-farther-than-next-door neighbor's two networks don't interfere with each other or mine.
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    Man this is just weird. What I don't get is the fluctuation with my internet speed when measured from a wireless device. It averages about 45 now and I sometimes get 55, but sometimes it's low 30's and once and a while it's as low as 20.

    The three times I measured the speed without wifi, with a cable directly to the cable modem, the speeds were 65, 55, and 65.

    I figure something's going on with the wireless, but why would my internet speeds be so all-over-the-place? It would make sense if wireless was, say 43-47 or even 38-52, but I just don't get why it's usually from 35-50 and as wide-ranging, as stated above, from 20 up to 52 or whatnot. If there is a (single) problem with my wifi, you'd think the variance would be less, correct?

    I did a speedtest at 3am and got 52. I just now (~10am) got 20. :confused::mad::confused:
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    [​IMG]

    I still want Google Fiber :(
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    from what I understand google went full hitler with fiber and is starting to flag users who torrent or download anything they deem illegal.
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    Really? Link?

    I would likely still pay for my seedbox, it would just be a significantly faster download. :-D
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    That's not the same. They aren't actively seeking torrenters, just passing along BMGs bullshit like Comcast and every other ISP. Hell, I got one from my seedbox.
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    swallowing to much seed.
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