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I'm pretty sure I read that people are experiencing a limit to download speeds when downloading games from PSN.
And while I haven't paid attention to the exact numbers I get, I'm sure I'm pretty sure I'm also not getting the download speeds that I'm getting on PC.

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Lol e5

Thats from the windows me era

Did you try using your phone as hotspot and see what that yields?

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Sometimes my ISP glitches, or something ,and I get 1 gbps for a while, while paying for 100 mbps. Perfect balance meme etc.



 

 

 

 

 

How are you testing the speed on your PC? What motherboard do you have?

And do what Ganoncrotch suggested. We need to see a traceroute to Google (preferably their DNS 8.8.8.8) to make sure your packets aren't going through poorly optimized routes.

That's also really strange your speed dropped on a Cat7 cable. How far is your PC to your router?



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Something worth trying is to Disable IPv6 on Router/Gateway.  It 2019 and  I would hope they got this fixed by now but I know historically AT&T been very buggy with IPv6 enabled.



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SpokenTruth said:
How are you testing the speed on your PC? What motherboard do you have?

And do what Ganoncrotch suggested. We need to see a traceroute to Google (preferably their DNS 8.8.8.8) to make sure your packets aren't going through poorly optimized routes.

That's also really strange your speed dropped on a Cat7 cable. How far is your PC to your router?

It is windows 7 so I can't use any apps. Well most, I did find a windows 7 speed test app. I don't think it works though - it always is under. Like just now it did 135.

Otherwise I use http://speedtest.att.com/speedtest/ which just put it at 304.

My PC is right infront of my shelf with it. Infact when I take it off the shelf to put it straight up - I put it on my PC. They are that close.

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1
2 21 ms 2 ms 1 ms 76-220-100-1
3 2 ms 2 ms 2 ms 75.14.128.10
4 18 ms 15 ms 16 ms 12.123.240.222
5 13 ms 13 ms 13 ms 12.122.85.193
6 14 ms 12 ms 12 ms 206.121.120.70
7 13 ms 12 ms 13 ms 108.170.240.193
8 13 ms 13 ms 12 ms 72.14.232.167
9 13 ms 13 ms 13 ms dns.google [8.8.8.8]

I tried the cat 7 on my PS4 and it also dropped down to double digits.  I plugged it into the AT&T box, unplugged the ps4 one (which is only two feet away) and plugged it in. Did I need to plug it/reset it/press the button any time I plug the new cord in?



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Cyran said:

Something worth trying is to Disable IPv6 on Router/Gateway.  It 2019 and  I would hope they got this fixed by now but I know historically AT&T been very buggy with IPv6 enabled.

I did see that suggestion and I have turned it off.



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Bandorr said:
SpokenTruth said:
How are you testing the speed on your PC? What motherboard do you have?

And do what Ganoncrotch suggested. We need to see a traceroute to Google (preferably their DNS 8.8.8.8) to make sure your packets aren't going through poorly optimized routes.

That's also really strange your speed dropped on a Cat7 cable. How far is your PC to your router?

It is windows 7 so I can't use any apps. Well most, I did find a windows 7 speed test app. I don't think it works though - it always is under. Like just now it did 135.

Otherwise I use http://speedtest.att.com/speedtest/ which just put it at 304.

My PC is right infront of my shelf with it. Infact when I take it off the shelf to put it straight up - I put it on my PC. They are that close.

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1
2 21 ms 2 ms 1 ms 76-220-100-1
3 2 ms 2 ms 2 ms 75.14.128.10
4 18 ms 15 ms 16 ms 12.123.240.222
5 13 ms 13 ms 13 ms 12.122.85.193
6 14 ms 12 ms 12 ms 206.121.120.70
7 13 ms 12 ms 13 ms 108.170.240.193
8 13 ms 13 ms 12 ms 72.14.232.167
9 13 ms 13 ms 13 ms dns.google [8.8.8.8]

I tried the cat 7 on my PS4 and it also dropped down to double digits.  I plugged it into the AT&T box, unplugged the ps4 one (which is only two feet away) and plugged it in. Did I need to plug it/reset it/press the button any time I plug the new cord in?

Your trace route looks good.  Real good, actually.

Do you have admin access to that AT&T 5268AC?  I doubt you do but many routers have on-board diagnostic and networking tools.  I'd like to see bandwidth tests performed by the router itself. When you say "The speed tests on it from AT&T to it seem to suggest I am getting the paid for speed", how does that work?  Are you doing the test from AT&T's website or from within the router? 

Do you have a laptop with a 1 Gb NIC port?



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SpokenTruth said:
Bandorr said:

It is windows 7 so I can't use any apps. Well most, I did find a windows 7 speed test app. I don't think it works though - it always is under. Like just now it did 135.

Otherwise I use http://speedtest.att.com/speedtest/ which just put it at 304.

My PC is right infront of my shelf with it. Infact when I take it off the shelf to put it straight up - I put it on my PC. They are that close.

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1
2 21 ms 2 ms 1 ms 76-220-100-1
3 2 ms 2 ms 2 ms 75.14.128.10
4 18 ms 15 ms 16 ms 12.123.240.222
5 13 ms 13 ms 13 ms 12.122.85.193
6 14 ms 12 ms 12 ms 206.121.120.70
7 13 ms 12 ms 13 ms 108.170.240.193
8 13 ms 13 ms 12 ms 72.14.232.167
9 13 ms 13 ms 13 ms dns.google [8.8.8.8]

I tried the cat 7 on my PS4 and it also dropped down to double digits.  I plugged it into the AT&T box, unplugged the ps4 one (which is only two feet away) and plugged it in. Did I need to plug it/reset it/press the button any time I plug the new cord in?

Your trace route looks good.  Real good, actually.

Do you have admin access to that AT&T 5268AC?  I doubt you do but many routers have on-board diagnostic and networking tools.  I'd like to see bandwidth tests performed by the router itself. When you say "The speed tests on it from AT&T to it seem to suggest I am getting the paid for speed", how does that work?  Are you doing the test from AT&T's website or from within the router? 

Do you have a laptop with a 1 Gb NIC port?

There are two ways to do a speed test to the router. The gateway software has a speed test in it. AT&T also has an app I have downloaded to my phone. So I can run it there also. Last test put it at 988/898.

Settings, Diagnostics, Speed test: new test:

Time Direction Throughput (Mbps) Overhead (bytes) Average Latency (ms)
09/24/19 08:47:44 PM upstream 899.436 70 15.064
09/24/19 08:47:32 PM downstream 993.441 70 13.932

I have a couple of old laptops around. How recent is the 1 GB nic?

As far as I can tell I have access to everything. It just requires an access code that is on the router it self.



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Bandorr said:
SpokenTruth said:

Your trace route looks good.  Real good, actually.

Do you have admin access to that AT&T 5268AC?  I doubt you do but many routers have on-board diagnostic and networking tools.  I'd like to see bandwidth tests performed by the router itself. When you say "The speed tests on it from AT&T to it seem to suggest I am getting the paid for speed", how does that work?  Are you doing the test from AT&T's website or from within the router? 

Do you have a laptop with a 1 Gb NIC port?

There are two ways to do a speed test to the router. The gateway software has a speed test in it. AT&T also has an app I have downloaded to my phone. So I can run it there also. Last test put it at 988/898.

Settings, Diagnostics, Speed test: new test:

Time Direction Throughput (Mbps) Overhead (bytes) Average Latency (ms)
09/24/19 08:47:44 PM upstream 899.436 70 15.064
09/24/19 08:47:32 PM downstream 993.441 70 13.932

I have a couple of old laptops around. How recent is the 1 GB nic?

As far as I can tell I have access to everything. It just requires an access code that is on the router it self.

1 Gb NICs have been around for more than a decade.  Connect the laptop and test the speed there.

Do you have any external network attached hard drives or NAS devices?  If you do, we can do a file transfer and test your LAN speeds that way.



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