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  1. Kilam63

    Kilam63 DI Member Showcase Reviewer Veteran Air Force

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    JWBobbit DI Junior Member

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    I got this forwarded attachment by PLDT, so Filproducts also. So it looks like it's going to be crappy until the 30th.

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  3. JWBobbit

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    Hi Edward, the printer if it supports wireless will likely be 2.4GHz only which would explain why you need to switch back to other band to print.

    Some of the PLDT and Globe routers will have both 5GHz and 2.4Ghz broadcasting by default and that is a good thing when used properly. Rule of thumb 5GHz less effected by Wi-Fi interference and better for short range higher bandwidth, same room as router streaming or gaming for example. 2.4GHz is often congested if you live near a lot of other people with routers (apartments) but will give you better range, far end of the house or outside etc. This might explain the different speeds you get depending on the band your on.

    Note its 5GHz Wif-Fi, related to the frequency it uses and not to be confused with 5G like the cellular technology not yet in Dumaguete.

    A good app for your phone (Android) to check all this is "WiFi Overview 360" https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.android.wifiscanner&hl=en&gl=US
    Free version has lots of handy tools and can help map out a house and decide where you need extra hops/hubs etc, great for new houses or new equipment. Also has a great tool to see the other peoples networks and the channels they are using for their 2.4GHz bands and 5GHz and suggests what to change yours to to get the least amount of interference. Most routers are automatic but are easily changed in the admin page and you cant really make a mistake.
     
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    The speed within the Philippines is meaningless since 99.99% of the internet is not on Philippine servers.
     
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  5. JWBobbit

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  6. Edward K

    Edward K DI Senior Member Veteran Navy

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    For some reason, today, wednesday, was worse than sun / mon. Really bad, almost as bad as last wednesday
     
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  7. JWBobbit

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    Hi Foobar, Don't forget Fil Products lease there fiber backend from PLDT, I don't know if that is 100% of their data and I had heard they will possibly have an option with Dito for competition in the future.

    I have two Fil products connections (home and office) and there has been considerable lag and issues just like the PLDT folk here. Just when it seems okay some simple page wont load, speed test takes 5 minutes to find a server then tests with okay speeds.
     
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    Back to normal this morning. Frankfurt is 107 Mbps down, 48 Mbps up.
    PLDT is just too unreliable though. And I bet it won't be that fast in peak hours tonight.
     
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  9. OzeMike

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    Mine is nearly as bad today Jim.... snail speed:confused:
    Hope this submarine cable near Singapore gets fixed soon.
     
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    worse ping than Sat... LOL
     
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    Last edited: Mar 31, 2021