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Hi everyone, I'm trying to get streaming to work flawlessly with Twitch.tv, but when I tried to stream using Open Broadcasting Software it shows that I have dropped frames. I thought my upload speed was great, but after some research I found out that I should test my speed at testmy.net instead of speedtest to get an accurate reading. I did another test on speedtest and got 60 Mbps and 27 Mbps for download and upload.

 

Normally, I actually get 35 Mbps, so I'm not sure what's going on there, but I want to figure out the other problem which is I'm getting really slow speeds here. 3.4 Mbps download and 1.8 Mbps upload here, that's 85% and 68% slower than the host average. What the hell is going on here? Why am I not even getting 10% of what I thought I was getting? Everything seems fine for me which is why I'm even more confused. If you need any more information, please ask.

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Yes that's precisely what I mean you should run a few tests from each of the testmy.net servers. your router could very well be a bottleneck for you even when hardwired via ethernet it definately should not be limiting your speeds by as much as your seeing though

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Okay, so I did a multithreaded download test and got around 26Mbps, but that's still 1/3 of what I should be getting. My upload test was still crap, around 2-4 Mbps from three different servers. Which is as I said, 10% of what I should be getting.

 

*edit* Also, I'm considering replacing the router, do I need to replace the modem too? Does it make a difference in speed if I plug the ethernet to the wall or the router? (Speaking of which how exactly does the wall outlet for ethernet work?) And I'm looking at this router http://www.amazon.com/Medialink-Wireless-N-Broadband-Internal-Antennas/dp/B00A3YN0Z0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1385092264&sr=8-2&keywords=router

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wait what?  you have a router and modem with verizon ? verizon should only have 1...unless your running more than 4 computers wired & need a second router.  Should be an Actiontec product, like the one im using. https://www.actiontec.com/41.html

 

Im also on the 75/35 plan. I get 85/29 most sites, ill take a test for Testmy.net: 

 

Auto Test: Multithread: 

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Seperate using Large files: Single thread Im assuming.

 

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C:\Users\.s1>tracert testmy.net
 
Tracing route to testmy.net [75.126.77.87]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
 
  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  Wireless_Broadband_Router.home [192.168.1.1]
  2     9 ms     6 ms     9 ms  L100.TAMPFL-VFTTP-39.verizon-gni.net [72.64.153.1]
  3    15 ms    15 ms    13 ms  G0-9-3-4.TAMPFL-LCR-22.verizon-gni.net [130.81.133.196]
  4    13 ms    13 ms    12 ms  so-2-0-0-0.TPA01-BB-RTR2.verizon-gni.net [130.81.28.214]
  5    27 ms    31 ms    30 ms  0.xe-7-3-0.BR3.ATL4.ALTER.NET [152.63.5.129]
  6    27 ms    30 ms    33 ms  ae17.edge5.Atlanta2.level3.net [4.68.62.37]
  7    44 ms    43 ms    45 ms  4.69.159.58
  8    52 ms    50 ms    46 ms  ae-73-73.ebr3.Atlanta2.Level3.net [4.69.148.253]
  9    49 ms    45 ms    46 ms  ae-2-2.ebr1.Washington1.Level3.net [4.69.132.86]
 10    45 ms    44 ms    45 ms  ae-91-91.csw4.Washington1.Level3.net [4.69.134.142]
 11    44 ms    47 ms    43 ms  ae-4-90.edge3.Washington4.Level3.net [4.69.149.210]
 12    43 ms    43 ms    41 ms  SOFTLAYER-T.edge3.Washington4.Level3.net [4.53.116.66]
 13    44 ms    46 ms    50 ms  ae0.bbr01.tl01.atl01.networklayer.com [173.192.18.153]
 14    61 ms    60 ms    61 ms  ae13.bbr02.eq01.dal03.networklayer.com [173.192.18.134]
 15    62 ms    63 ms    60 ms  ae5.dar02.sr01.dal05.networklayer.com [173.192.18.217]
 16    58 ms    61 ms    62 ms  po2.fcr04.sr03.dal05.networklayer.com [173.192.118.151]
 17    62 ms    78 ms    63 ms  75.126.77.87-static.reverse.softlayer.com [75.126.77.87]
 
Trace complete.
 
C:\Users\.s1>
 
Super , super clean route.  :tard: 
 
"Other" Sites:
 

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Take it as you will, i just provide the info - I don't want to " downgrade" one site or the other. I'm just showing the variance to hopefully help your conundrum. 

Edited by xs1

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