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Upload speed has halved after 10th Feb - What happened on that date?

chrisbm
On our wavelength

My two home servers run three staggered speedtests each every night - around 3am / 4am / 5am. They run so they don't happen at the same time, obviously.

Looking over recent results, I can see that my usual 100mbps upload speed has broadly halved since 10th feb. Not just a one-off, but halved across the board, every day, every speedtest, on separate machines. Both ethernet-wired so no wifi flucuations involved.

Server 1 graph - https://imgur.com/OZgW3JE

Server 2 graph - https://imgur.com/6yxGrQv

What happened on 10th Feb to cause this? Nothing in my network has changed in this period.

 

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chrisbm
On our wavelength

not quite. as i mentioned, one of the machine is wired directly into the orbi and the other is wired via a switch, so a switch isn't a common factor here. Both machines were happily reaching 100mpbs up as you can see from my original data, one direct and one indirect. The orbi is connected to the hub 5 via the 2.5g port.

However, the fact that wifi will reach 100 up is baffling and it would suggest somehow all the ethernet ports on the orbi degraded to half speed at exactlyn the same time. but that seems unlikley?

Something changed on or around 10th Feb. That thread referring to a firmware update around that date, and mentioning issues with the 2.5g port seems a bit too...coincidental? Especially when considering not a single thing in my network infrastructure has changed and it's all been working perfectly for as long as i can recall.

 

chrisbm
On our wavelength

lol so, I'm in no way a conspiracy theorist right.. but every single day since mid-feb my upload speed has halved. Then yesterday evening I post this thread, the speedtests ran overnight as usual, and suddenly these results for each server:

Screenshot 2024-03-02 at 14.34.07.pngScreenshot 2024-03-02 at 14.34.19.png

100mbps upload again, out of nowhere, with precisely zero change in my network environment.

 

legacy1
Alessandro Volta

Connect by wire to the hub without a router and in modem mode and test speed

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@legacy1 wrote:

Connect by wire to the hub without a router and in modem mode and test speed


What exactly is that going to achieve when speeds have returned to normal?

jbrennand
Very Insightful Person
Very Insightful Person

Looks to me like VM were doing (unannounced) changes to their network.  They often do that in the wee small hours but it usually only runs for a few days ... but they may have extended it in your area?

Next time check on the Service Status number - 0800 561 0061 - which usually gives the most up to date info. and tells you of more local issues and fix estimates, down to street cab/ postcode level - and see if anything is being reported on there


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John
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I do not work for VM. My services: HD TV on VIP (+ Sky Sports & Movies & BT sport), x3 V6 boxes (1 wired, 2 on WiFi) Hub5 in modem mode with Apple Airport Extreme Router +2 Airport Express's & TP-Link Archer C64 WAP. On Volt 350Mbps, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.

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chrisbm
On our wavelength

lmao who got upset over my upload speed?

 


@chrisbm wrote:

lmao who got upset over my upload speed?

 

Not upset, just pointing out posts that aren't helpful.