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Windows 7: Fluctuating router speed

27 Jun 2014   #11
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Can I also just check what speed exactly is dropping to 0.5 Mb/s. Is it the sync speed or the thoroughput speed.

You can get your sync speed by going to 192.168.1.1 on your router, (assuming TTs firmware hasn't changed) - click on the button that says "DSL" (or something like that.. second green light down) and then check the "downstream speed".

The thoroughput speed, is what you get from http://www.speedtest.net

I didn't exactly mean they are restricting the bandwidth, however it's possible they haven't bought a big enough "pipe" to carry everyones data, so everyone gets slowed down. Heres a guide: Contention - What it is, how it works. Or "Why is my Internet slow?"

On Fibre, if it makes you feel any better, I live in a major city, had fibre at my old address, moved 10 minutes down the road, and no fibre here.


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27 Jun 2014   #12
ibshaw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

As you can see below..... it was the downstream I was referring to - a speedtest gives slightly less than this figure but when it slows down it goes to approx 480kbs and have to re-boot to get it back up.

Sorry, forgot to attach the image.... see next post.
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27 Jun 2014   #13
ibshaw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

As you can see below..... it was the downstream I was referring to - a speedtest gives slightly less than this figure but when it slows down it goes to approx 480kbps and have to re-boot to get it back up.

Severedsolo - just read your article on Contention - very interesting.




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29 Jun 2014   #14
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

So to be clear - the "Downstream Rate" in that picture drops to 512Kbps (or similar?)

This is a problem with your exchange then, as what is happening is the exchange is telling your router the highest speed it can give it is 512Kbps I had a similar problem a few years back, you'll need to contact your ISP
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29 Jun 2014   #15
ibshaw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Yes, this happens perhaps once or twice a week - I have to agree it has to be at the exchange as I have tried 3 different routers with same problem. What puzzles me slightly is, if I do a soft re-boot it always comes back to the normal speed but then I think you have already explained earlier that when I do this the server changes with possibly less traffic.

I'll pose the question on the TalkTalk forum and see if anyone else has had a similar scenario.

Thanks for your replies.
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