I was upgraded to 500mb broadband a couple of months back, but every time I do a speed test to verify it's always between 230 and 280mb. I've never seen it faster than that, and I've tried at various different times of day
I have a SH4 in modem mode, using a Netgear Nighthawk router, so this allows me to do a speedtest directly on the router. Result is always between 230 and 280mb
I have a Windows 10 PC connected via ethernet Cat6 cable to the router. This always mirrors the same results - between 230 and 280mb
This doesn't seem right to me, although I know VM only guarantee speeds of 250mb on the 500mb tier, it's often below that - and so barely above it at the rest of times that it feels like I have an issue.
Upload speeds are exactly as advertised at 30mb+ Not a problem there
Any other suggestions that I could try?
PS QOS was enabled on the router and this was causing throttling, but I turned that off a while ago, so don't suggest that. I know it's an issue and I fixed it
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Netgear native firmware on the router
I rebooted my hub and connected the PC directly to it with Cat6 and re-did the speed test. It was immediately averaging 500mbps
I then rebooted again and went back to my previous configuration via the Netgear router and now it's improved and averaging about 350 - 380mbps
I assume that this is something to do with rebooting the hub, but it's all very odd
Any ideas on why a Netgear router may be throttling bandwidth?