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Fibe speed not as fast as expected

mzungu
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Message 22 of 22

Last week, Tuesday 10th Dec, I was upgraded to fast fibre with the promised speeds of  32 and 37Mb/s.  for the first few days I was getting speeds of  32Mb peaking at 37Mb. but over the last few days it has dropped to 25Mb average.  Why has it dropped below the promised speeds?

 

I use Ookla speedtest to check the speed and am running the Huawei HG633 router.

 

Any info/explanation will be appreciated.

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Message 1 of 22

Get longer ethernet cables.

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Message 2 of 22

That as suggested hasn't been done as if it were connected to the master socket I would have no connection to my 2 PCs which are wired connections as I do not use wifi.

 

Also the the upload speed is fairly constant and it's only the download speed which is affected.

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Message 3 of 22

Hi mzungu, have you removed all other devices as Debbie asked and connected at the master socket? I'd bet good money that you've always lost speed as a result of the extension wired direct to the master socket. In the old days before Broadband that rarely caused problems. In the modern era it's often the cause of problems.

 

Ady


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Message 4 of 22

Constant posting will lead to a delay in a reply from the OCE. Starting multiple topics on the same subject is regarded as spamming as is only likely to cause confusion.

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Message 5 of 22

Tuesday 10th Dec, I was upgraded to fast fibre with the promised speeds of 32 and 37Mb/s.

 

Since then it dropped down to 24Mb for a few days then went up to 30/32Mbps now it has dropped back to 24/25Mbps which is less than the promised 30 to 37Mbps.

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Message 6 of 22

The speed has dropped over the weekend to around 24/25Mbps.

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Message 7 of 22

Hi mzungu,

 

Ok thank you for confirming this and please let us know if the speeds do drop again.

 

Thanks

 

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Message 8 of 22

No change to equipment. 

 

As mentioned I have a Samknows White box which monitors the speed and the speed increased yesterday, 18th Dec, at 5 am and since then it  has been 31 to 32 Mb.

 

Many thanks for your help.

 

 

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Message 9 of 22

Hi mzungu,

 

Thanks for the update. Just to confirm, did you make any changes to the equipment set up prior to this?

 

Thanks

 

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Message 10 of 22

I have just checked with speeds though today, 18th Dec,  on the Samknows  Whitebox and today they have jumped back up to 31Mb and a couple of checks by me have given the same speeds.

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Message 11 of 22

Hi mzungu

 

Would it be possible to remove any other devices from the line/extension sockets and connect the router and filter directly at the master socket?

 

Thanks

 

Debbie

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Message 12 of 22

Hmm, seems an obvious suggestion to try the router plugged into the master socket don't you think?

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Message 13 of 22

There is a master socket with a cable wired into it which runs to an extension socket into which the router is plugged.  Connected to the router are 2 PCs through a Samknows white box and a Youview box connected to the router via power line sockets.

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Message 14 of 22

Hi mzungu,

 

Ok thanks for confirming this. Do you have any extension sockets? If you do then could you confirm if you have any other devices connected to the extension sockets at the moment?

 

Thanks

 

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Message 15 of 22

There is no test socket as the master socket is the one that wa here when I moved  to the flat in the early 1990s and it was installed in the 1980s.

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Message 16 of 22

Hi mzungu

 

DLM monitors your line and changes the profile to get the best balance between speed and stability.

 

Would it be possible to post a photo of your master socket so I can check if you have a test socket?

 

Thanks

 

Debbie

Message 17 of 22

My router is never under normal circumstances turned off as I also have a Youview box and I know it's not a good idea to keep turning the router on and off as and when I use it.

 

I'm a bit confused. What/where is the test socket? Also what is DLM?

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Message 18 of 22

Hi mzungu

 

Apologies, for fibre connections we advise leaving the router switched on. If DLM detects re connections on the line then it can reduce the speed to try and stabilise the connection.

 

Would it be possible to connect the router at the test socket for 48hrs without rebooting the router? We can then check the connection stats to see if DLM has made any changes to the speed/profile.

 

Thanks

 

Debbie

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Message 19 of 22

Recommended by whom? Sometimes switching the router off for a full 30 minutes before switching it back on again is advised as this should start a fresh session at the DSLAM. But this should only be done once and frequent reboots are to be avoided. 

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Message 20 of 22

I rebooted the router a couple of tines last week as recommended Someone called it power cycling otherwise switching the router on and off.

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