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Download speeds and streaming

Download speeds and streaming
« on: November 01, 2016, 11:23:56 AM »
If you want to stream 4K content, you're going to need a fast internet connection.

Typical fixed broadband consumer in the U.S. saw average download speeds greater than 50 Mbps for the first time ever during the first six months of 2016.

What's your download speed?

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Re: Download speeds and streaming
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2016, 11:43:44 AM »
I'm getting about 30 mbps down.

Re: Download speeds and streaming
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2016, 12:14:46 PM »
I'm getting about 30 mbps down.

That should be fast enough, if it does not drop down a lot at times. Mine varies from 26 to 30.
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Re: Download speeds and streaming
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2016, 12:35:52 PM »
That should be fast enough, if it does not drop down a lot at times. Mine varies from 26 to 30.

Yeah, mine varies about that as well.  I test on speedtest.net, it's usually 28-29.

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Re: Download speeds and streaming
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2016, 01:02:35 PM »
Yeah, mine varies about that as well.  I test on speedtest.net, it's usually 28-29.

Speedtest says mine is 22.31 Mbps.
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Re: Download speeds and streaming
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2016, 01:10:54 PM »
Speedtest says mine is 22.31 Mbps.

I'm paying $66.95 a month from Concast!  I only have OTA and Netflix though.  They really sock it to you if you don't have the rest of their services  >:(.  I'd like it if internet was half the price for my speed.  It started at $35 but, that was only 6 months or a year for that promo.  :'(

Re: Download speeds and streaming
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2016, 01:31:37 PM »
I'm on 75Mbps with Comcast and stream 4K/HDR from Netflix/Amazon and play NVidia games with no issues at all.

Re: Download speeds and streaming
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2016, 01:52:19 PM »
I recently called to renegotiate my bill and services with Time Warner Cable, and was able to get 200 down and 20 up, and saved a little bit over what they were charging me.  I have it hard-wired to my home theater gear, so that shouldn't be a limiting factor for 4k/hdr speeds.  I've used it with my new Roku Premiere+ and I haven't encountered any buffering.

Re: Download speeds and streaming
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2016, 02:13:14 PM »
I called Time Warner to complain about my 20 Mbps internet speed and they told me to upgrade my old router. I didn't believe this, so I ran a test by connecting our computer directly to our modem and got 70Mbps!  Well, I upgraded my router and I now get 70 Mbps download, 5 Mbps upload.

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Re: Download speeds and streaming
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2016, 02:33:21 PM »
I called Time Warner to complain about my 20 Mbps internet speed and they told me to upgrade my old router. I didn't believe this, so I ran a test by connecting our computer directly to our modem and got 70Mbps!  Well, I upgraded my router and I now get 70 Mbps download, 5 Mbps upload.

How old was your previous router?  What are you using now?

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Re: Download speeds and streaming
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2016, 02:40:26 PM »
i did the speed test wireless on my laptop, so maybe a direct connection to the modem would be faster. But, the modem is a long way from our home theater, so that would be a problem anyway.

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Re: Download speeds and streaming
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2016, 02:42:43 PM »
My old router was easily 7-10 years old. I'm using a Linksys AC5400 now.

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Re: Download speeds and streaming
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2016, 11:01:29 AM »
I am getting 230-260Mbps download via Lan, and did have the same on WIFI, until my Netgear Router crapped out.  Hopefully I can get back up to 260Mbps on WIFI again...currently I am at 130Mbps on WIFI.
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Re: Download speeds and streaming
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2016, 11:29:51 AM »
I am getting 230-260Mbps download via Lan, and did have the same on WIFI, until my Netgear Router crapped out.  Hopefully I can get back up to 260Mbps on WIFI again...currently I am at 130Mbps on WIFI.

You've got terrific speed! Even at 130Mbps, that's great.

Re: Download speeds and streaming
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2016, 12:03:29 PM »
I called Time Warner to complain about my 20 Mbps internet speed and they told me to upgrade my old router. I didn't believe this, so I ran a test by connecting our computer directly to our modem and got 70Mbps!  Well, I upgraded my router and I now get 70 Mbps download, 5 Mbps upload.

I had the same problem with my old router which had 20 Mbps maximum throughput.  Now that I know better, I will not make that mistake again.

To check your routers maximum throughput, which limits your fastest speed, check the reviews at WWW.smallnetbuilder.com because they test all kinds of routers and measure everything.

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