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  • #46
    Yeah, I noticed that. I was going to do a comparison with my existing service but didn't get around to it.

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    • #47
      830 am. Speed's holding. I will debug the packet loss issue over the weekend.

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      • #48
        I am curious what your packet loss is. Your screenshot has a cyan ? which means the server you chose didn't measure/report packet loss. See if you can switch servers to one that reports packet loss. I am getting huge variability, from 2% to 90%. I haven't tested it with my router yet.

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        • #49
          Packet loss is a generic problem with cell networks, I think. I don't think there is anything unique about the trashcan. I connected my phone directly to the cellular network (Sprint/TMo) and got over 70% packet loss. I then tried my AT&T phone also directly to the cellular and got over 90% packet loss. Both my phones are 4G phones.

          Bouncer, can you connect your phone directly to the Google Fi network and see what you get?

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          • #50
            Originally posted by Scrumhalf View Post
            I am curious what your packet loss is. Your screenshot has a cyan ? which means the server you chose didn't measure/report packet loss. See if you can switch servers to one that reports packet loss. I am getting huge variability, from 2% to 90%. I haven't tested it with my router yet.
            The only one I could find that actually shows it is a test server 90 miles away. Speed is lower but packet loss shows 0%.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Scrumhalf View Post
              Packet loss is a generic problem with cell networks, I think. I don't think there is anything unique about the trashcan. I connected my phone directly to the cellular network (Sprint/TMo) and got over 70% packet loss. I then tried my AT&T phone also directly to the cellular and got over 90% packet loss. Both my phones are 4G phones.

              Bouncer, can you connect your phone directly to the Google Fi network and see what you get?
              It's zero % bro. Just like the trashcan. Because my data on Fi also uses the same T-Mobile tower.

              My bet is that your area has too much traffic for the available towers.

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              • #52
                This is all over the map. Got zero just now.


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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Scrumhalf View Post
                  This is all over the map. Got zero just now.


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                  Find something on Netflix or Prime that's 4k and just let it stream. If you actually have 60% packet loss like those tests are saying a 4k stream will be a fucken mess. You'll have loading screens, quality degradation etc..

                  ​​​something is off. I suspect dns errors giving false readings. I would do your own router wired directly into the trashcan. The turn off all wifi from the trashcan itself leaving only the separate router to handle the job. I believe that will give you a constant and stable reading instead of all over the place.

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                  • #54
                    I did a ping packet test like the old days from the command prompt of my PC and got zero dropped packets. So in beginning to think something is not right with the reporting. I'll dig into it some more over the weekend.

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Scrumhalf View Post
                      I did a ping packet test like the old days from the command prompt of my PC and got zero dropped packets. So in beginning to think something is not right with the reporting. I'll dig into it some more over the weekend.
                      yea i don't believe you have 60% packet loss or anything close to it. if you did your internet would be basically unusable. that's extremely high.

                      do youtube videos load up fast and play in 4k without buffering? if so you don't have anything close to 60% loss.

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                      • #56
                        Give this a try. Let me know.

                        https://packetlosstest.com

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Bouncer View Post
                          Give this a try. Let me know.

                          https://packetlosstest.com

                          Yeah, tried that one and I get zero packet loss. So, I'm beginning to think that the speedtest.net's packet loss numbers are not right. I don't have any issues with streaming 4K. No stuttering or lag that I can tell. Funny thing is, at one point, speedtest.net was reporting 99.5% packet loss lol... and the 4K stream was rolling along merrily without any problems.

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                          • #58
                            Speed test is wrong then. Your internet would not work with those packet loss numbers.

                            Sounds like your good to go. No slow down during the day?

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                            • #59
                              Dipped into the 160s yesterday evening, so I didn't like that. Probably everyone coming home on Friday evening and streaming stuff? Not sure, but it's been in the high 300s all day today.

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                              • #60
                                Pretty flaky in the last hour or two. Can't break 180, usually hovering between 150 and 160. I think my area is just too congested, too many people, too few towers. I'll play around with it for a few more days, but it is looking like the trashcan is going back to the store.

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