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Rogers speed consistently decreasing over time

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Rogers speed consistently decreasing over time

Rogers says there's nothing they can do.... but I have noticed a slow, steady decrease in my internet speeds


When I signe dup for Gigabit I would routinely speed test around 850mbps.

A few weeks ago I noticed my downloads were noticeably slower than they used to be. I ran some speed tests over a couple days and it was averaging around 650mbps

last week I was at around 550mbps... The past 2 days I haven't gotten a single speed test over 500mbps



I always unplug the modem for about 30 seconds before initially running a test to make sure that's not the issue.

Anyone have ideas on how I can get this giant white PoC to get speeds like I used to?
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Newbie
Dec 14, 2017
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I had the same issue, even sometimes my internet would completely stop
And I have to do modem
Restart.
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so you were doing some internet and realize "damn, my internet is slow, let me do a speed test"?
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konsensei wrote: so you were doing some internet and realize "damn, my internet is slow, let me do a speed test"?
It was pretty easy to tell when my newsgroup download speeds dropped significantly. Went from ~95MB/s down to about 60 or so now.
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You can try doing a factory reset on the modem. Just make sure you check the settings after. Possible a intermittent line issuue. You should easily hit 850 plus wired on a consistent basis.
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Newsgroup downloading at maximum speed for a long time? They are probably throttling you.
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Yea definitely throttling you. Change provider.
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SalilB724029 wrote: I had the same issue, even sometimes my internet would completely stop
And I have to do modem
Restart.
I had this problem on Fido cable internet (which is Rogers). After about a week or so, speeds would decrease, but a modem reboot would solve the problem. This didn't seem to just be a peak time issue, because as soon as the modem was reboot, the speeds would back to max. Furthermore, if I didn't reboot, the speeds would stay slower until I did reboot. I tried waiting it out for a couple of days, but the speeds wouldn't come back to norm... until I rebooted.

I ended up switching to Bell Fibe fibre optic.
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EugW wrote: I had this problem on Fido cable internet (which is Rogers). After about a week or so, speeds would decrease, but a modem reboot would solve the problem. This didn't seem to just be a peak time issue, because as soon as the modem was reboot, the speeds would back to max. Furthermore, if I didn't reboot, the speeds would stay slower until I did reboot. I tried waiting it out for a couple of days, but the speeds wouldn't come back to norm... until I rebooted.

I ended up switching to Bell Fibe fibre optic.
I would switch to Fibe but it is 1/10 the speed for the same price here :(

Though it is still an option I'm considering, as I would like to get Fibe TV, and Fibe internet is apparently required to get that.
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Viper98 wrote: When I signe dup for Gigabit I would routinely speed test around 850mbps.A few weeks ago I noticed my downloads were noticeably slower than they used to be. I ran some speed tests over a couple days and it was averaging around 650mbps last week I was at around 550mbps... The past 2 days I haven't gotten a single speed test over 500mbps
I doubt if you can detect the change at all without the speed test. Those speeds are pretty decent by any stretch of imagination
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Viper98 wrote: It was pretty easy to tell when my newsgroup download speeds dropped significantly. Went from ~95MB/s down to about 60 or so now.
Weird. I've had mine for 1.5yrs and over the last yr it has been pretty steady. Current speed test 933.1 DL, 54.8 UL. I usually range between 920's to 970's DL and 49-55 UL. It's prolly the modem baring any tech issues on the line. Is your coda one of the early models say within the first 6 mos when GB internet was offered by Robbers?? If so I'd swap it and see what happens.
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