When clicking on a Hyperlink! instead of a very fast response and page load, it now seems to take several seconds, and in some instance the desired page does not load correctly! hit the refresh and the page then loads almost instantly and correctly!
Whichever browser I use (Edge, Brave, Firefox) I can click on a hyperlink from my google news home page, and a new tab will open , with the message that it is loading www. whatever bbc.co.uk, Guardian, Metro etc etc etc and then takes approx 7-10 seconds to load and render that page.
Before the Big Outage 3.5 Saturdays ago this process was only about 1-2 seconds
Using a vpn changes the DNS/IPADDRESS and works like a tunnel through the isp provider, although I find it slows speed and can drop off.
The choice of dns can an affect the connection speed I have found, some faster than others, I use open dns, google is also fast. The virgin dns is usually ok but slower on my android tablet.
The dns can be can be selected in computer adaptor settings in the ipv4 properties for ethernet or wifi adaptors. (can not be changed on hub3 which is set to virgin dns) and can also be changed in android. .
I check broadband speed using- broadbandtest.which.co.uk
Lately I find edge will not connect properly, so I use google chrome but also have firefox as an alternative.
Clicking on a hyperlink for bbc, metro etc should normally be within a second unless the service is struggling or a fault which can be indicated by a speed test to compare with your normal speed expected when working ok
Speed is faster using ethernet than wifi, I found on wifi just using the 2.4g and switching off 5g and auto selection off helped my connection, but each situation can be different and requires going into hub settings. ( I use wifi as it is easier to set up my printers and no cabling.)
Checking who is connected to your hub to see no one is using your hub and reducing bandwidth, I use avast wifi check or router check on android or can be done in hub settings page.
Hubs used as hot spots - not sure about that but I keep mine switched off in account- not supposed to affect speed though.