Solved

internet circuit speed test

Posted on 2014-11-18
2
330 Views
Last Modified: 2014-12-08
We have a new 1G internet circuit, but when we do the speed test from close to the internet router, It shows only  700MB/S Upload and 400MB/S download speed only.  What could have been causing this
0
Comment
Question by:CCNA-SKE
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Andy M
ID: 40449773
How are you connected to the router? Wired/wireless? If it's wireless then the speed will be restricted by the wireless connection itself. If it's wired are you connected directly to the router or via a network switch?

Ideally you want to connect a computer directly into the router via a wired connection (and have nothing else attached to it to prevent other devices using internet bandwidth).

Does your IP guarantee a 1GBps connection on your internet line? If not then the line may be shared which means the speed can vary depending on which other customers are also using the main line. If it is guaranteed and you still don't see the speed you expect it would be worth speaking to your ISP.
0
 
LVL 57

Accepted Solution

by:
giltjr earned 500 total points
ID: 40461140
Typically using a single TCP stream 400-800 Mpbs is the best you are going to get on a 1 Gbps connection, especially when using a 1500 byte Ethernet frame.

Even between two hosts on the same L2 network, you really need frames of 4K or larger for a single TCP stream to get higher than 800 Mbps.

What you can do is get two different computers to run the speed test at the same time and see what their combined throughput is.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
OUTLOOK.COM Inbox fonts appearing ornate 14 118
Packet Tracer Router to Router 10 93
FILEZILLA Client "default"? 2 55
Routing protocols 5 51
Explore the encryption capabilities built into Google Apps and how these features can help you meet privacy policy and regulatory compliance, but are not a full solution. Understand and compare the most popular email encryption services for Google A…
Outsource Your Fax Infrastructure to the Cloud (And come out looking like an IT Hero!) Relative to the many demands on today’s IT teams, spending capital, time and resources to maintain physical fax servers and infrastructure is not a high priority.
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With  eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, f…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question