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Vivid 350 - seems pretty slow

Hi - I am new to Virgin and had Vivid 350 installed yesterday. I was supplied with a new hub 3.0

I am getting speeds of ~100Mbps which seems a bit poor. I'll try hooking up with an Ethernet cable later today and see if the router is the issue. Are there any other diagnostics I can provide in the meantime?

 

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you need to test with wired connection with a 1gbps network card. Wireless tells you nothing.

test that first and post back

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So I have jsut done a speed test with Ethernet connection and it is coming in at 384Mbps.

Seems I have some wireless issues....

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wireless can never be guaranteed. if you are getting 100mbps on wireless that is pretty good and nothing to moan about Smiley Happy

802.11ac 5ghz using a macbook air with AC wireless. 

 

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Re: Vivid 350 - seems pretty slow

Below is a breakdown of actual real-life average speeds you can expect from wireless routers within a reasonable distance, with low interference and small number of simultaneous clients:

802.11b - 2-3 Mbps downstream, up to 5-6 Mbps with some vendor-specific extensions.
802.11g - ~20 Mbps downstream
802.11n - 40-50 Mbps typical, varying greatly depending on configuration, whether it is mixed or N-only network, the number of bonded channels, etc. Specifying a channel, and using 40MHz channels can help achieve 70-80Mbps with some newer routers. Up to 100 Mbps achievable with more expensive commercial equipment with 8x8 arrays, gigabit ports, etc.
802.11ac - 70-100+ Mbps typical, higher speeds possible over short distances without many obstacles, with newer generation 802.11ac routers, and client adapters capable of multiple streams.

I got the above from this site: http://www.speedguide.net/faq/what-is-the-actual-real-life-speed-of-wireless-374

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Disclaimer - I don't work for Virgin Media. I'm just another VM user trying to help out.
My setup: V6 TV box, Vivid 200 Optical fibre with Hub 3 in modem mode connected to a Netgear R7000 router. Telewest/VM user since 2001.

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