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Upload Speed very slow - 2.5 mbps???

Hi there,

My upload speedtest.net on a wireless connection consistently comes through at 15-16 mbps (currently on the M200 package) - however when I try to set up a live stream in OBS I only get 2-3 mbps, why would this be? I have tried at different times of the day and it doesn't make a difference. As a result my live stream is jumpy and not great at all.

Can anyone help? Why would the speedtest give me a much higher reading?

Steve

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Hi,

Can you do a speed test over lan to rule out it being wifi that's the issue.

Secondly are using the hub 3.0.

Thank you

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Re: Upload Speed very slow - 2.5 mbps???

Hi

are you using wifi?

a wired connection is always best.

You could try and pin hole resetting your hub.

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Re: Upload Speed very slow - 2.5 mbps???

Yes will do a lan test tomorrow - waiting on a cable. It is the Hub 3.0 that I am using.

Why would the speed test pick up a higher upload speed over wireless though? The wireless speed test was 15 mbps but the reality was just a 2 mbps upload speed? Is there some sort of limiting?

Thanks all

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Upgraded to M350 - upload speed on the speed test still really poor at 8mbps

Also tested on a wired connection and still only getting 2mbps on OBS?

Tried resetting the router midweek and no improvement?

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Re: Upload Speed very slow - 2.5 mbps???

Ran another speed test this morning on a wired connection and upload speed around 20 mbps - yet when I run OBS I still only get 2.5 mbps?

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Is the connection being throttled?

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Re: Upload Speed very slow - 2.5 mbps???

I am getting 520mbps down - and 1.7-3mbps up - no issues apparently 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Re: Upload Speed very slow - 2.5 mbps???

In OBS, have you checked to make sure you're set to use the correct bandwidth?

File > Settings > Output

Then under Bitrate, you ideally want it set to 6000 Kbps.  It looks like you're getting the upload bandwidth (I'm stuck with 1-2 Mbs during most of the day!).

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