stefan9

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The Wingnut Test:
1. One attempt at everything.

http://www.speedtest.net/
2. Local speedtest - auto select
3. London, first on the list.
4. New York, first on the list.

https://www.bandwidthplace.com/speedtest/
5. Bandwidth place test.

https://testmy.net/download
6. Testmy.net, manual test, 100MB.

http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest
7. Dslreports.

http://speedtest.googlefiber.net/
8. Googlefiber speedtest

9. 100 packet mtr test to 5.39.226.191 (optional)
Will try it tonight. Lets see what I get.
 

Hype

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Thought for the sake of adding some value to this thread.

Here is my wingnut test.

200/200 Vumatel trenched - Farrarmere JHB.

Multi thread and single thread

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Googlefiber.jpg

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|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| WinMTR statistics |
| Host - % | Sent | Recv | Best | Avrg | Wrst | Last |
|------------------------------------------------|------|------|------|------|------|------|
| 192.168.1.1 - 0 | 100 | 100 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| 155.93.236.1 - 0 | 100 | 100 | 1 | 3 | 69 | 2 |
| uyu-cust.coolideas.co.za - 0 | 100 | 100 | 1 | 2 | 25 | 1 |
| uyp-cust.coolideas.co.za - 0 | 100 | 100 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 0 |
| uy9-cust.coolideas.co.za - 0 | 100 | 100 | 0 | 0 | 4 | 0 |
| c42-backbone.coolideas.co.za - 0 | 100 | 100 | 158 | 158 | 160 | 159 |
| v1000.core1.lon3.he.net - 0 | 100 | 100 | 160 | 160 | 163 | 160 |
| 100ge14-1.core1.lon2.he.net - 0 | 100 | 100 | 158 | 163 | 305 | 158 |
| 100ge1-2.core1.par2.he.net - 0 | 100 | 100 | 166 | 170 | 189 | 179 |
| No response from host - 100 | 20 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| 5.39.231.148 - 0 | 100 | 100 | 185 | 187 | 193 | 187 |
| 5.39.226.191 - 0 | 100 | 100 | 185 | 185 | 194 | 185 |
|________________________________________________|______|______|______|______|______|______|
WinMTR v0.92 GPL V2 by Appnor MSP - Fully Managed Hosting & Cloud Provider
 
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I have 50/5 through Cool Ideas Vumatel trenched in Umhlanga, Durban

All my devices are wireless, so I understand that the speed is variable, but:

When I am sitting in the room with the router I get on average 45-55mb on a speed test, and when I move two rooms away to my bedroom (small rooms - about 5 meters distance), I get 8-10mb. This is consistent every time we do this test, day or night.

I used my mac's wireless diagnostics tool and can see that the signal strength is -32dB in the router room and -70dB in my bedroom. What would cause this? I am using the standard TP-link router that was supplied - I see that it only supports 2.4Ghz channel. Will getting a dual band router solve this problem as I hear it battles less with interference?

@PBCool
 

sand_man

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I have 50/5 through Cool Ideas Vumatel trenched in Umhlanga, Durban

All my devices are wireless, so I understand that the speed is variable, but:

When I am sitting in the room with the router I get on average 45-55mb on a speed test, and when I move two rooms away to my bedroom (small rooms - about 5 meters distance), I get 8-10mb. This is consistent every time we do this test, day or night.

I used my mac's wireless diagnostics tool and can see that the signal strength is -32dB in the router room and -70dB in my bedroom. What would cause this? I am using the standard TP-link router that was supplied - I see that it only supports 2.4Ghz channel. Will getting a dual band router solve this problem as I hear it battles less with interference?

@PBCool
I just dropped R5k on a router. The difference in range between a R5k and a R500 router is probably just a couple of meters. I think one really has to get specialized equipment if you want to extend wifi range and even then....
 

Praeses

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I have 50/5 through Cool Ideas Vumatel trenched in Umhlanga, Durban

All my devices are wireless, so I understand that the speed is variable, but:

When I am sitting in the room with the router I get on average 45-55mb on a speed test, and when I move two rooms away to my bedroom (small rooms - about 5 meters distance), I get 8-10mb. This is consistent every time we do this test, day or night.

I used my mac's wireless diagnostics tool and can see that the signal strength is -32dB in the router room and -70dB in my bedroom. What would cause this? I am using the standard TP-link router that was supplied - I see that it only supports 2.4Ghz channel. Will getting a dual band router solve this problem as I hear it battles less with interference?

@PBCool
5GHz has worse penetration through walls than 2.4GHz, so probably won't make much of a difference, unless you have 2.4GHz interference. Use a wifi analyzer tool on your phone to check if there's other wifi networks at 2.4GHz running in your place, and adjust your router's channel away from other networks' channels.
 

AfricanTech

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I just dropped R5k on a router. The difference in range between a R5k and a R500 router is probably just a couple of meters. I think one really has to get specialized equipment if you want to extend wifi range and even then....
Why not get an AP rather (Unifi for example).

Much cheaper and designed for the purpose
 
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@Praeses I do seem to have interference on 2.4Ghz.

Screenshot 2019-02-06 at 15.27.11.png I used Netspot for mac and there is no one using 5GHz, but 3 others using 2.4GHz and one seems to often have better signal in the bedroom than my own. I don't know much about wifi, but if the signal is stronger coming from my neighbour in the bedroom (i think their router is right behind our bedroom wall), would that interfere with my signal?

I have switched wireless channels so that we aren't on the same channel as everyone else but it hasn't had any effect.

After hearing this, do you think getting a dual band router and using 5GHz channel would help in my situation, or should I get an extender, or AP?
 

ryanrich

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Why not get an AP rather (Unifi for example).

Much cheaper and designed for the purpose
+1

My Unifi AC-PRO is awesome, get 50MB/sec transfer to and from my NAS on the 5GHz AC channel while sitting in my lounge with the AP in the office area, so going through one wall. All my phones and IOT appliances are on the 2.4GHz channel and get good throughput all through the house and even outside. Best decision ever for internet connectivity was a proper AP.
 
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