I had Gigabit installed on Saturday and have not seen speed above 800mb which I have only hit once or twice. Speed are typically 500 - 600mb. I'm using a Motorola MB8600 modem and all my levels look good. Has anyone else experienced this (Seattle/Tacoma Area).
p.s. Speed are the same wheather I connect direct to modem or thru ASUS RT68U router.
Any asistance appreciated.
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I don't know for sure if this is correct but I had to get a 1 gig card to get over 100mb speed. If you have a 1 gig network card you will never get 1 gb speed. You need at least a 10 gb network card to get 1 gb speed.
FWIW, if one is subscribed to the gigabit speed tier, one technically should be able to get around 940 Mbps (due to the inherent ethernet overhead) with equipment that has a gigabit port negotiation / capability.
corgi11 - Thanks for the reply. However I sure I should be able able to hit speeds of 940mb max with Gigabit connection (w Gig card). So I would expect speeds to be typically 850mb to 900ish mb without issue.
Thanks @ teron678
After disabling the firewall and disabling Jumbo frames I'm getting 800 - 900mb on a fairly regular basis. I also changed the patch able I was using from the modem to the router; although not sure that was an issue it was rated CAT6A.
Enabling Cut-Through Forwarding (CTF) in your router may remove the bottleneck. I had custom firmware (Tomato) on my Tenda AC15, and was only getting ~250Mbps.
After I enabled CTF, I was able to get near/Gigabit speeds.
In response to this post: (trying to not sound rude )
"I don't know for sure if this is correct but I had to get a 1 gig card to get over 100mb speed. If you have a 1 gig network card you will never get 1 gb speed. You need at least a 10 gb network card to get 1 gb speed."
This is incorrect! A Gigabit ethernet card is capable of pulling down up to 1 Gigabit speeds (1000 mb/s). That is the whole point of it being called Gigabit. Older computers from about 8 years ago or more had 10/100 cards and the maximum they could theoretically pull down was 100 mb/s. Almost every modern computer and laptop (if it has a ethernet port) is a Gigabit ethernet port these days.