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Standard User chriscdotcodotuk
(learned) Wed 04-Sep-19 18:05:44
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B612 speed limited? - any faster 4G modems?


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I thought that my 4G provided by my B612 and Three was rather impressive as it kept on hitting close to 100mb and just assumed that was its limit but today I went into the attic and tested with my new P30 Pro and got 116mb down on three just holding the device in my hand.

The B612 is using a directional antenna and it really does seem that this is a limitation of the hardware.

Is Three allowing my phone to use 4g+ as it's a mobile device?

Any tests I can do?
Any hardware I can just buy to see if its better?

My connection history:
Plusnet = Waiting for connection
Three DL 65mb avg / 97.80mb peak UL 30.0mb avg / 32.9 peak
VM + 3 DL 400mb avg / 432.93mb peak UL 50.0mb avg / 76.82 peak
Virgin DL 380mb avg / 393.08mb peak UL 38.0mb avg / 38.31 peak
Standard User chriscdotcodotuk
(learned) Thu 05-Sep-19 20:37:45
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Well to test a theory I purchased the Huawei B715 and wired it up tonight.
Instantly gives me 120mb down and 35-40 up so it is evident that the 612 was hard limiting to just shy of 100mb. I guess that is because it was a single B3 channel in use.

Not sure if I can warrant keeping the 715 over the 612 as it'll mean I'm paying about £100 extra after selling the 612 just to get 20mb extra of download.

My connection history:
Plusnet = Waiting for connection
Three DL 65mb avg / 97.80mb peak UL 30.0mb avg / 32.9 peak
VM + 3 DL 400mb avg / 432.93mb peak UL 50.0mb avg / 76.82 peak
Virgin DL 380mb avg / 393.08mb peak UL 38.0mb avg / 38.31 peak

Edited by chriscdotcodotuk (Thu 05-Sep-19 20:51:49)

Standard User gary333
(member) Thu 05-Sep-19 22:25:32
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Does the 612 not show 4G+ in the router admin front page when you are doing a speed test? Band 3 only on Three could give up to 112.5mb using 2*2 MIMO. I know the 612 has 4*4 but I donít think Three have deployed anything higher than 2*2 support.

Adding in band 20 carrier aggregation could yield up to an extra 37.5mb. However both these figures as max and unlikely that both working together would give their maximum theoretical throughout. Sounds like if you are getting 116mb you are on a cell without hardly any other users and using 4G+. Doubt there is a great deal more to give so unlikely worth the extra expense.

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 05-Sep-19 23:04:53
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Instantly gives me 120mb down and 35-40 up so it is evident that the 612 was hard limiting to just shy of 100mb. I guess that is because it was a single B3 channel in use.

Very close to the maximum throughput of 15mhz of spectrum (what Three have on B3). If you want faster speeds, you'll have to either wait for Three to roll out Band 1 in your area, or look to other networks with more spectrum (e.g. Vodafone or EE) if coverage permits.

plusnet 80/20 (2/jun/14) at 470m; high sync history: 64/9 (Sep/17), 54/6 (Jan/19), 51/6 (Mar/19), 47/6 (Aug/19)
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Standard User DanielCoffey67
(regular) Fri 06-Sep-19 07:05:05
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Also check if the modem has a 10/100 network interface or 1000.
Standard User chriscdotcodotuk
(learned) Fri 06-Sep-19 08:11:46
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Looking a bit more into this it seems that whilst the 612 is a step up from the 525 I had it actually removes CA so the speed I was getting was going to be the most I could get from Three with B3 at 15mhz. The 612 does have gigabit ethernet so this isn't the bottleneck.

I managed to peak at 121mb down which is getting close to the ~95mb I was getting from B3 and then 28-30 I was getting from B20. I'm not sure if this is really enough to warrant spending the extra £100 to upgrade. Sure it gives me some future proofing and there is virtually zero chance of 5G coming to where I am in the next 5 years at a guess.

This morning it's flicking 4g+ for a split second then dropping back out so maybe it's more congested this morning.

I'm still paying for a standard plusnet line giving me 30/10 so this extra speed boost is negligible but at the same time bigger numbers make me happy

My connection history:
Plusnet = Waiting for connection
Three DL 65mb avg / 97.80mb peak UL 30.0mb avg / 32.9 peak
VM + 3 DL 400mb avg / 432.93mb peak UL 50.0mb avg / 76.82 peak
Virgin DL 380mb avg / 393.08mb peak UL 38.0mb avg / 38.31 peak
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 06-Sep-19 16:28:31
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This morning it's flicking 4g+ for a split second then dropping back out so maybe it's more congested this morning.

Less likely to be congestion than signal reception. More moisture in the air today, and rain about. Damp leaves on trees can impact signal.

plusnet 80/20 (2/jun/14) at 470m; high sync history: 64/9 (Sep/17), 54/6 (Jan/19), 51/6 (Mar/19), 47/6 (Aug/19)
20 years of broadband from 1999's ntl:cable modem trial - Live BQM
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 06-Sep-19 17:12:36
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Yep, the water conducts the electricity away wink LOL. All the data goes to earth.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk. Domains, site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Three 4G, tbb tests normally 35-45Mpbs down, 65Mbps off-peak, 9-24 up.
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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 06-Sep-19 17:22:59
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Yep, the water conducts the electricity away wink LOL. All the data goes to earth.

Well just ask anyone with satellite TV what happens in a thunderstorm.

Plus watch the signal levels (in dBm not the graphical "bars") for various bands. My nearest EE cell site has trees between it and my home, and a damp summer I have a noticeable decrease in dBm than in the winter or a dry summer.

I'm not a physicist but I'm told its a well known effect that amateur radio people would know.

(RF radiation not really electricity in that respect).

plusnet 80/20 (2/jun/14) at 470m; high sync history: 64/9 (Sep/17), 54/6 (Jan/19), 51/6 (Mar/19), 47/6 (Aug/19)
20 years of broadband from 1999's ntl:cable modem trial - Live BQM

Edited by jchamier (Fri 06-Sep-19 17:23:32)

Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 06-Sep-19 19:01:27
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Yes, I was just joking about the electricity. Both my Three connections slow down noticeably in heavy rain.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk. Domains, site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Three 4G, tbb tests normally 35-45Mpbs down, 65Mbps off-peak, 9-24 up.
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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 06-Sep-19 19:06:44
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Yes, I was just joking about the electricity. Both my Three connections slow down noticeably in heavy rain.

smile

I believe its attenuating the signal, so you just need more signal to your cellular modem. An external antenna for example.

plusnet 80/20 (2/jun/14) at 470m; high sync history: 64/9 (Sep/17), 54/6 (Jan/19), 51/6 (Mar/19), 47/6 (Aug/19)
20 years of broadband from 1999's ntl:cable modem trial - Live BQM

Edited by jchamier (Fri 06-Sep-19 19:07:16)

Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 06-Sep-19 19:08:58
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With an umbrella over it?

OK for the B311, a bit inconvenient for my mobile.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk. Domains, site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Three 4G, tbb tests normally 35-45Mpbs down, 65Mbps off-peak, 9-24 up.
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Edited by RobertoS (Fri 06-Sep-19 19:09:36)

Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 06-Sep-19 19:17:50
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With an umbrella over it?

As the best Amstrad Satellite dishes had in the 1980s !! smile

OK for the B311, a bit inconvenient for my mobile.

Ahh, but that's meant to be mobile, not fixed at home. Perhaps WiFi calling to the signal from the B311 if handset compatible.

plusnet 80/20 (2/jun/14) at 470m; high sync history: 64/9 (Sep/17), 54/6 (Jan/19), 51/6 (Mar/19), 47/6 (Aug/19)
20 years of broadband from 1999's ntl:cable modem trial - Live BQM
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 06-Sep-19 19:47:23
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Perhaps WiFi calling to the signal from the B311 if handset compatible.
Actually, that's something I hadn't thought of. In bad weather my mobile can be unreliable downstairs but the B311 upstairs seems OK. I shall look into it later or tomorrow.

The phone (Huawei P10 Lite) does have a setting "WiFi calling" so I shall give it a try. Apparently it connects through the strongest signal.

I often have it with WiFi data on as that takes precedence over its own when I'm in the house. I use that mainly because it saves battery hours.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk. Domains, site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Three 4G, tbb tests normally 35-45Mpbs down, 65Mbps off-peak, 9-24 up.
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Standard User DanielCoffey67
(regular) Fri 06-Sep-19 21:19:09
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Remember that with Wifi Calling, if you start a call on wifi, it will stay on wifi for the full call. You cna't take a call over wifi, run outside and grab your keys and hare off down the road. It will drop when it gets out of wifi range.

In addition, you may want to look at QoS settings on your router when wifi calling. My ASUS AC86U on the Merlin firmware has the iPhone as Highest priority and the wired computers next. If I am watching a video or downloading from Steam when a call comes in, QoS shoulders the PC aside and lets the iPhone through to the top of the queue.
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 06-Sep-19 21:29:21
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Remember that with Wifi Calling, if you start a call on wifi, it will stay on wifi for the full call. You cna't take a call over wifi, run outside and grab your keys and hare off down the road. It will drop when it gets out of wifi range.


Actually this works on EE as calls transfer from WiFi calling to VoLTE assuming 4G signal outdoors.

Because Three doesnít have VoLTE on band 3, this doesnít work in most areas. Not sure Three have even attempted to implement this yet.

plusnet 80/20 (2/jun/14) at 470m; high sync history: 64/9 (Sep/17), 54/6 (Jan/19), 51/6 (Mar/19), 47/6 (Aug/19)
20 years of broadband from 1999's ntl:cable modem trial - Live BQM
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 06-Sep-19 22:39:55
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Thanks Daniel smile. But there's just me, with one computer at a time unless I'm watching Formula 1 on Now TV on my laptop with the F1 App on my iPad showing the live timing screen.

I can't recall that situation you describe having ever occurred, of me dashing out while on the phone. Especially when the weather is as bad as we are discussing smile. But I'm a long-retired git.

I don't think the B311 has QoS anyway.

I continue however to be quite chuffed at seemingly have triggered this whole idea of ditching the landline altogether at the end of last year. Though a lot of more recent stuff is also involving load-balancing and fallback.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk. Domains, site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Three 4G, tbb tests normally 35-45Mpbs down, 65Mbps off-peak, 9-24 up.
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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 08-Sep-19 11:38:41
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I continue however to be quite chuffed at seemingly have triggered this whole idea of ditching the landline altogether at the end of last year. Though a lot of more recent stuff is also involving load-balancing and fallback.

It is a great idea! Similar to the US where my family have cable internet and cellular phones. (cable firms in US don't sell traditional phone services, some now do VoIP options).

I was tempted, but my Three signal gives a download best at 18mbps, and upload at 2mbps. EE and Vodafone are faster, but more expensive. I'll stick with my FTTC/VDSL for now.

plusnet 80/20 (2/jun/14) at 470m; high sync history: 64/9 (Sep/17), 54/6 (Jan/19), 51/6 (Mar/19), 47/6 (Aug/19)
20 years of broadband from 1999's ntl:cable modem trial - Live BQM
Standard User chriscdotcodotuk
(learned) Sun 08-Sep-19 21:59:58
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Wow plenty of rambling but that's cool.
No, the cell was seemingly more congested. I have direct line of sight to the tower at just under half a km - well, apart from my roof.


I'd say my signal is quite adequate
RSSP: 73/ 75
RSSI : -51.. never fluctuates
RSRQ: -4 / -6
S|NR: 17db

Just hit a peak off 119mb down and 44mb up on the mobile connection alone which isn't too shabby.

The reason I guess it's congestion is the cell controls when its on 4G+ as most of the time it sits at 4G despite me telling ti to aggregate the channels. Only when it requests data at above 60mb will it flick into life. I've manually throttled connections to test this. Once it goes over it changes modes and then ramps up again.

When it was flickering 4g+ and off it was still hitting around 95mb which tells me signal is fine considering the theoretical max.

I decided I'd keep the 715 as it was only £170 and at leas this is more future proof.
It's also nice to see a load balanced connection of 150mb down and 50 up considering the best that my neighbors have ranges from 30-35.

My connection history:
Plusnet = Waiting for connection
Three DL 65mb avg / 97.80mb peak UL 30.0mb avg / 32.9 peak
VM + 3 DL 400mb avg / 432.93mb peak UL 50.0mb avg / 76.82 peak
Virgin DL 380mb avg / 393.08mb peak UL 38.0mb avg / 38.31 peak
Standard User chriscdotcodotuk
(learned) Mon 09-Sep-19 07:35:40
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Well its absolutely tipping down with rain at the moment and I'm still getting 120-125mb from the 4G alone with 4G+ displaying.

RSSP: 74/75
RSSI : -51.. never fluctuates
RSRQ: -4 / -7
S|NR: 20db

My connection history:
Plusnet = Waiting for connection
Three DL 65mb avg / 97.80mb peak UL 30.0mb avg / 32.9 peak
VM + 3 DL 400mb avg / 432.93mb peak UL 50.0mb avg / 76.82 peak
Virgin DL 380mb avg / 393.08mb peak UL 38.0mb avg / 38.31 peak
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 09-Sep-19 08:18:24
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Those are good numbers for signal reception, I assume they are from Band 3 (1800mhz) ?

It depends how Three have things set up, and there are more knowledgable experts on other forums, however from my basic understanding, the mast will chose not to bother aggregating the 15mhz of B3 with the 5mhz of B20 until significant throughput.

Other networks have their masts configured differently. I get CA on Vodafone between B20 (10mhz) and B1 (10mhz) as soon as I start transferring data. My Netgear Aircard shows the 4G+ logo very soon.

plusnet 80/20 (2/jun/14) at 470m; high sync history: 64/9 (Sep/17), 54/6 (Jan/19), 51/6 (Mar/19), 47/6 (Aug/19)
20 years of broadband from 1999's ntl:cable modem trial - Live BQM
Standard User DanielCoffey67
(regular) Mon 09-Sep-19 09:16:56
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Now that EE is £34pm for Unlimited Data you may want to compare that to the cost of the FTTC service plus its contribution to your landline costs.
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 09-Sep-19 15:43:11
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My total costs with Plusnet are around £36 a month, so its very close smile

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20 years of broadband from 1999's ntl:cable modem trial - Live BQM
Standard User chriscdotcodotuk
(learned) Mon 09-Sep-19 16:53:10
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My total costs with Plusnet are around £36 a month, so its very close smile


Three = £14 a month + Plusnet @ £17 a month = £31 a month.

I've found that earlier today I was getting 4G+ kicking in and band 20 aggregation kicking in at ~50mb of throughput which I've not seen before. It seems to usually hold off to ~90ish before kicking over but my friday night test showed that no matter what I did it'd not kick into 4G+ so I can only put that down to utilization.

As has been said I've got a very good path to the tower. I've considered putting the antenna outside but it seems like hassle that wont be worth it considering the signal I'm getting already.

Balanced = ~145. DOWN / 50.0 UP
PlusNet = 33.5 DOWN / 10.0 UP
Three = 120.0 DOWN / 40.0 UP
Standard User gary333
(member) Mon 09-Sep-19 18:25:57
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Three appear to have some complicated logic going on that gives certain traffic 4G+ speeds at certain times of the day / or certain utilisation thresholds.

For example right now using speedtest.net, fast.com or thinkbroadband test files I cannot get 4G+ to come on.

Go to youtube (on same machine) and select a 4k stream, 4G+ comes straight on.

Tried this about 20 times to try and see any link.

However, now is probably peak time (i'm getting speed within a single speed test bouncing from 5mb - 25mb).

Repeat the tests above later at night and everything flips in to 4G+ mode. One thing I see is that 4G+ only stays on for burst, it's never on constantly even when massive downloads are happening.

Edited by gary333 (Mon 09-Sep-19 18:26:48)

Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 09-Sep-19 18:51:53
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Three = £14 a month + Plusnet @ £17 a month = £31 a month.

I assume that's Plusnet ADSL with phone line? As £17 is cheap.
Shame Three at my home is around 10mbps on a good day.

plusnet 80/20 (2/jun/14) at 470m; high sync history: 64/9 (Sep/17), 54/6 (Jan/19), 51/6 (Mar/19), 47/6 (Aug/19)
20 years of broadband from 1999's ntl:cable modem trial - Live BQM
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 09-Sep-19 18:52:54
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Perhaps the network considers speed testing a waste of time. Maybe complain to Ofcom that they are mistreating your traffic.

plusnet 80/20 (2/jun/14) at 470m; high sync history: 64/9 (Sep/17), 54/6 (Jan/19), 51/6 (Mar/19), 47/6 (Aug/19)
20 years of broadband from 1999's ntl:cable modem trial - Live BQM
Standard User chriscdotcodotuk
(learned) Mon 09-Sep-19 19:21:31
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In reply to a post by chriscdotcodotuk:
Three = £14 a month + Plusnet @ £17 a month = £31 a month.

I assume that's Plusnet ADSL with phone line? As £17 is cheap.
Shame Three at my home is around 10mbps on a good day.


Its a fiber connection. It was discounted and with paying upfront for the telephone the monthlies work out cheaper

Balanced = ~145. DOWN / 50.0 UP
PlusNet = 33.5 DOWN / 10.0 UP
Three = 120.0 DOWN / 40.0 UP
Standard User chriscdotcodotuk
(learned) Mon 09-Sep-19 21:01:47
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Three appear to have some complicated logic going on that gives certain traffic 4G+ speeds at certain times of the day / or certain utilisation thresholds.

For example right now using speedtest.net, fast.com or thinkbroadband test files I cannot get 4G+ to come on.

Go to youtube (on same machine) and select a 4k stream, 4G+ comes straight on.

Tried this about 20 times to try and see any link.

However, now is probably peak time (i'm getting speed within a single speed test bouncing from 5mb - 25mb).

Repeat the tests above later at night and everything flips in to 4G+ mode. One thing I see is that 4G+ only stays on for burst, it's never on constantly even when massive downloads are happening.


I tested this and it seems to be happening for me too. Youtube would get 4g+, actual downloads would get 4g+ but speedtests would not.
Exactly 9pm hits and I can get 4g+ on speedtests... odd!

Balanced = ~145. DOWN / 50.0 UP
PlusNet = 33.5 DOWN / 10.0 UP
Three = 120.0 DOWN / 40.0 UP
Standard User gary333
(member) Mon 09-Sep-19 22:10:58
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Perhaps the network considers speed testing a waste of time. Maybe complain to Ofcom that they are mistreating your traffic.


I'm not really fussed as long as my day to day stuff works. I was just pointing out that Three's way of managing 4G+ on their network isn't as simple as at first it might seem and does seem to vary depending on other factors like how the connection is being used and time of day before deciding whether to 'turn it on'.

It's good to see that speed tests don't get priority, however normally companies work in the interests of their own image rather than the customers so in this example it must be quite rare for ISP's not to do everything the can to 'chase the number'
Standard User gary333
(member) Mon 09-Sep-19 22:29:56
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In reply to a post by chriscdotcodotuk:
In reply to a post by gary333:
Three appear to have some complicated logic going on that gives certain traffic 4G+ speeds at certain times of the day / or certain utilisation thresholds.

For example right now using speedtest.net, fast.com or thinkbroadband test files I cannot get 4G+ to come on.

Go to youtube (on same machine) and select a 4k stream, 4G+ comes straight on.

Tried this about 20 times to try and see any link.

However, now is probably peak time (i'm getting speed within a single speed test bouncing from 5mb - 25mb).

Repeat the tests above later at night and everything flips in to 4G+ mode. One thing I see is that 4G+ only stays on for burst, it's never on constantly even when massive downloads are happening.


I tested this and it seems to be happening for me too. Youtube would get 4g+, actual downloads would get 4g+ but speedtests would not.
Exactly 9pm hits and I can get 4g+ on speedtests... odd!


It is odd behaviour so assuming it must be intentional. I've tried even now at this time and only getting 4G+ with You Tube, and browsing some websites. Speedtest.net has popped in to 4g+ only once in ten tries, and fast.com hasn't enetered 4g+ once.

For some reason Monday's here always give the worst speeds even compared to the weekend so maybe this is a way of them balancing traffic or maybe it's something to do with the protocols being used by you tube and websites. No idea. Interesting never the less smile
Standard User Ewok
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 10-Sep-19 09:52:25
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What does it do when using a vpn?
Standard User chriscdotcodotuk
(learned) Tue 10-Sep-19 12:15:19
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What does it do when using a vpn?


I'll check again later this evening but all of the normal speed test sites at the moment are kicking 4G+ to display after a few seconds. It basically ramps up to ~80 and then 4g+ shows and the speedtest kicks up faster. Also using the LTEinspecteur app it shows the same sort of speeds then you can see in the signal graphs it's "doing something".

I'll check this evening if it does anything odd and hop onto a vpn or two to check.

Balanced = ~145. DOWN / 50.0 UP
PlusNet = 33.5 DOWN / 10.0 UP
Three = 120.0 DOWN / 40.0 UP
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