on 07-10-2021 09:10 PM
I feel a bit cheeky asking this on the TalkTalk forum since I'm no longer with TalkTalk for my broadband - however I was with them from the beginning of TalkTalk (2003?) up until 2020 so that should count for something.
I'm now with YouFibre (FTTP) on a 500/500Mbps service but am having an issue with download speeds on Windows 10 with my TalkTalk router - speed tests with ethernet connection (Cat6) straight from router:
Sagemcom FAST 5364 Router (*) Eero B010001 Router (**)
Windows 10 – download (Mbps) 100 (***) 516
Windows 10 – upload (Mbps) 522 520
Ubuntu 20.04.3 – download (Mbps) 501 511
Ubuntu 20.04.3 – upload (Mbps) 474 492
Tests were done with the Ookla desktop app on Windows 10 and with speedtest-cli run from a terminal on Ubuntu.
* firmware version SG4K10002816t
** supplied by YouFibre
*** can vary between 60 to 150Mbps - other speeds only vary by a few Mbps
I would prefer to keep using the TalkTalk router due to:
- better wi-fi coverage
- it has 4 (+ WAN) ports whereas the Eero only has 2 and I need at least 3 + WAN
- the Eero uses 192.168.0.* (can't be changed) as opposed to 192.168.1.* so I would need to make quite a few changes to the various devices on my network (and of course devices wi-fi settings)
- the Eero uses a phone app rather than a browser for settings - I hate phone apps.
Can anyone advise what, if any, settings can be changed to rectify this issue or could it be that the TalkTalk router is somehow locked down to a maximum download speed - but how to explain the linux speed then?
TIA for any help in getting to the bottom of this.
on 11-10-2021 07:22 AM
on 09-10-2021 05:09 PM
Thanks for the suggestion.
However, tried doing a factory reset but download speed with TalkTalk router is still the same (i.e between 60 to 150Mbps).
I may have to bite the bullet and use a 5 port switch with the Eero.
on 08-10-2021 01:57 PM
on 08-10-2021 01:48 PM
Thanks for answering.
It does indeed show 1 Gbps link speed - the interesting (frustrating) part is that the Eero router can meet the full download speed with exact same configuration.
on 07-10-2021 10:00 PM
On Windows 10 try Task Manager > Performance Tab > Ethernet > Right-click the graph and select View Network Details.
What does it list as the link speed ? Is it correctly showing it as a 1 Gbps link ?