It isn't a Dell by any chance is it ? If it is disable Smartbytes. Then try this... Make sure your device's gigabit NIC has the up to date drivers. Use a new Cat6 ethernet cable (just in case !) to connect it directly to the Hub - which you have put into modem mode (to ensure only your device is connected). Check speeds like that first. If they are still low - then, boot up your device into "safe mode with networking" (to disable any software on it that could be limiting speeds). Run the tests at speedtest.net (try on x2 VM servers) on 2 different browsers one of which is a fresh download of one you haven’t previously used (e.g. Firefox, Opera, Safari etc) - there are several reports on here of certain browsers causing speed issues. Try that and report back what you get.
-------------------- John --------------------
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Software that could be limiting speeds indeed...I highly doubt that on a Linux machine. But I booted into Win10 safe mode w/ networking anywho, and also replaced the cable. (Because sod fair testing am I right...)
Now I feel dumb. It was none of those things. My Ethernet surge protector (Yup, I'm that paranoid, don't trust my mobo's onboard protection) isn't gigabit capable. *headdesk*
Software that could be limiting speeds indeed...I highly doubt that on a Linux machine.
Cheers for bearing with me jbrennand.
No probs. Glad you are sorted. Out of interest, as I dont use, Linux or Windoze - I am Mac only. Is there no QOS package that could run on it? Also, do you not use antivirus, malware software, etc on Linux? There are reports on here showing that they can limits speeds. Also, there are quite a few reports where browsers have limited speeds - both on Mac & Windoze - dont know if that could happen on Linux? Cheers John