The 100mbps speed might be for local traffic (in Singapore only).logo1234 wrote:Hi
Thanks for the comments and info.
MY challenge is that I have been unable to download even a 100 mb file because it takes forever....
Well guess I have been spoilt with the bandwidth in other countries where 100 mbps meant 100 mbps and downloading was a breeze.
Sigh....will have to live with this I guess.
Not with starhub. They only offer 15Mbps until you hit Platinum (25Mbps) or Supreme (100Mbps).syamsulstar wrote:
The 100mbps speed might be for local traffic (in Singapore only).
Most fiber plans offer up to 25mbps for international bandwidth. There is only one plan that offers international bandwidth of more than 25mbps: Max Inf. Supreme (100mbps international bandwidth).
Tell us which plan you are on, which modem and which router you are using.logo1234 wrote:Hi
I have a StarHub connection which promises me 100 mbps.
I usually log in using the wi-fi. On wifi, I only get 20-25 mbps (checked speed using independent sites).
Also got an Aztech Powerline Plug and then connected it to a Powerline wifi repeater to see if the issue was weak signal across walls. That now gives me 15 mbps!!
So here are the questions:
1. Is StarHub lying when they say 100 mbps?
2. When I try and download stuff, the speed is like 1-2 mbps. Does Starhub throttle bandwidth? Heard they do it quite regularly in Singapore.
3. Does anyone have any ideas of cracking this puzzle on how I can increase the available band-width using wi-fi? I can connect via an ethernet cable but that will reduce portability.
Happy to hear suggestions.
Thanks a lot
Just a quick correction here: Newer 802.11n operating on the 5GHz band and depending on the number of antennas will have no problems with those speeds. Without getting too technical, just check the specs of your router. If it advertises 802.11n, check if it does 2.4 and/or 5Ghz. (the N spec allows for both). Then, check the number of antennas for the 5Ghz spec. (All of these details should clearly be spelled out on the box).aster wrote: As for using wifi, OF COURSE it is going to put a dent in your download speeds. There are many good routers around, but even the best will struggle with such speeds. If you want to download at those rates, you need to connect to your modem/router by ethernet cable.
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