My setup included BT HomeHub3 connected to basic TPLink gigabit switch connected to Windows 8.1 computer.
Thinkbroadband speed tests showed TBBx1 12Mbps, HTTPx6 65Mbps, upload 18Mbps. (results fairly consistent but averaged/rounded for simplicity)
Using either a direct connection HH3 gigabit port to computer, or using HH3 100Mbps port to switch to computer, gives TBBx1 65Mbps,, other results as before.
I am now using the HH3 100Mbps port to switch to computer setup without issues, but have questions.
- What is the likely cause of that incompatibility, given that each device seems to work fine?
- Are there likely to be computer settings (MTU?) that would resolve it even using the HH3 gigabit port? (HH3 and switch too basic to have any settings).
- Most applications do not seem to notice any difference. For example SquirrelSave was able to take full advantage of download and upload speeds with the 'TBBx1 wrong' setup. However, BT Cloud did see an improvement from a very poor 1.6 Mbps upload to a poor 3.9Mbps (still not 100% proven this was due to my network change). What characteristics of application are likely to suffer in the same sort of way as the TBBx1 test?
Moved (with trepidation turned relief) to BT Infinity 2 for upload speed. Happy BE user for several years.