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Question Download speed slower than it should be, only on wired.

Jul 13, 2020
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So this issue is really puzzling me. I get about 200Mbps download and 15Mbps upload from my ISP. I've tried speedtests such as testmy.net, google speedtest, speedof.me, dslreports speed test, even speedtest.net

the results are kinda all over the place, but sites like google, testmy.net and speedof.me are all showing my download speed around 5-15Mbps, and my upload speed consistently still at it's regular 15-16Mbps upload like it should.

DSLReports shows me at about 90Mbps download with the regular 15-16 upload.

and speedtest.net shows me at 220Mbps download with the regular 15-16 upload.

When I do these tests on my phone with wireless, they all give me my regular 200+ download, 15+ upload.(except dslreports showing like 70 download)

Similar things happened when trying my laptop(getting like 70 download on laptop wifi, 15 on wired) all have the regular upload speed.

I've tried restarting modem, disabling wifi, tried using different ports on modem(tried all 4), tried using a different ethernet cable, always pretty much the same results.

Also a little odd to me that DSLReports and speedtest.net show more regular speeds when I know something's wrong because the past little while I haven't been able to watch 1080p streams without buffering when I used to with no problems.
 

RealBeast

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It could be related to all the people working from home watching movies while on the clock and causing your ISP to be a little slower than before. I've had that issue with DSL in the past, they put too many users on my central office for a while.
 
Jul 13, 2020
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It could be related to all the people working from home watching movies while on the clock and causing your ISP to be a little slower than before. I've had that issue with DSL in the past, they put too many users on my central office for a while.
I mean, that would probably make sense if my wireless internet from the same modem was slow as well, but like I said in the post, it's still my regular speeds, it's only wired that has slow download speed? Unless that somehow only affects my wired connection and not wireless somehow?
 

RealBeast

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I mean, that would probably make sense if my wireless internet from the same modem was slow as well, but like I said in the post, it's still my regular speeds, it's only wired that has slow download speed? Unless that somehow only affects my wired connection and not wireless somehow?
It really depends what you are doing with each, hard to compare wired and wireless speeds in some cases. I understand what you are saying and it does seem odd, but speed measurements can give you strange results occasionally.
 

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