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Speed Tests

When I do a browser speed test I'm getting 150 ish of my 1 gig speed but when I do an out of browser test on a Windows ten app I'm getting full speed ,why do browsers slow down speed so much ? 

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Re: Speed Tests

As you expect >100Mbps then connect a 1GB enabled computer/laptop, with up to date drivers, via a NEW and working Cat5e (or better) ethernet cable, directly to the Hub which you have put into “modem mode” ( ).

Test speeds at - try on 2 different browsers one a new install.

If they are still low – boot you device into windows safe+networking mode to disable any potentially interfering software - and try again.

There are many posts on here where QoS software, unknown/flaky software, old network card drivers, corrupted browsers, bad cables or other connected devices are limiting speeds on tests.

Report back what that gets.


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