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Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by twodaparty, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. gatordavisl

    gatordavisl GC Hall of Fame

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    I think you're right. The picture comes in/out of focus, like the streams on a computer. The best wifi we can get in Duluth is Charter Spectrum - 100mbs. That should be plenty good. I might need to reset it. My wife was watching a program online too, so that's using some data. I wonder if our phones are drawing on the wifi when we're not using them? A question for someone with better technical expertise. :emoji_nerd:
     
  2. paidinfull

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    Have you tested your connection? Google "spectrum speed test" and try it, see what it actually does.

    Your phones should have little effect, even when you're using them.
     
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  3. gatorknights

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    And mine as well. It's not that cold there right now, not one of those -15 blasts?
     
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  4. UF67ee

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    Try one of the wifi analyzer apps.......
     
  5. gatordavisl

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    Thanks! I'll test the connection. We frequently have to reset the wifi, so after the hoop game, I went down and did that. The picture is now crystal clear. Looks great!
    Thanks also for the note about phones. :emoji_thumbsup:
     
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  6. gatordavisl

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    Nice weekend. Got up to 30 today! :emoji_skier:
     
  7. gatordavisl

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    I just ran it, but through wifi, not the ethernet cable. Not sure how accurate it is, but got 63.8 down / 11.3 up. That doesn't sound very good for a service that's supposed to be 100mps. :emoji_thinking: I'll try the test hard-wired and if it's not different, somebody at Charter might have some 'splainin to do. :emoji_smiling_imp:
     
  8. paidinfull

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    It's always slower than you pay for. 63 down is good for 100 service, unfortunately. Testing with a laptop connected direct to the modem will almost certainly be faster. Though 63 is more than sufficient for what you're doing. My personal experience has been at least 10 per streaming device is good. Phones do effect it, but shouldn't be significant. All kinds of other things can cause congestion. The routers provided by the service provider aren't always the best either.

    Glad the reset sped things up.
     
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  9. gatorknights

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    It's been damm near 30 here the last couple nights. Freaking BRRRR!!
     
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  10. gatordavisl

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    I miss the G'ville winter nights, not the summers. :devil:
    Summer in Duluth is like Jan in Hogtown . . . nice
     
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    I was definitely a walleye out of water up there, can't wait until April around here. :)
     
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  12. ThePlayer

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    $7.99 ?
    Why does it say $39.99 per month then?
     
  13. Crusher

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    Well at least by not getting channel 9 you only miss a few worthless Notre Dame games.:D

    You should try putting it up in the attic to get the antenna a little higher. You don't live far from me...I'm off Newberry Rd just W of 91st, but I am near the top of one of the hills but also have very large mature trees all around my house. I use a directional antenna and point it roughly SSW.
     
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  14. tilly

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    $7.99 is for the Hulu movie/program library....live TV is 39.99. If you subscribe to live TV the entire $7.99 lineup is included. (That post was months ago BTW...so it may have changed. I just pay the $39.99 to get all of it.