Do all ISP's throttle speeds/WiFI Blast? Solved

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  1.    #31

    Yeah, that linked article smelled of BS.
    And this WiFi blast product won't solve the OP's problem.
    Is there anything left to say?
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  2. EyeInTheSky's Avatar
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       #32

    margrave55 said: View Post
    Yeah, that linked article smelled of BS.
    And this WiFi blast product won't solve the OP's problem.
    Is there anything left to say?
    I didn't really have a problem with connection speeds or range problems, I was just looking for feedback in general. It is easy to tell the linked article was hyped BS; but you never know unless you ask someone that has actually tried the product.

    Which reminds me, I don't think anyone has replied in this thread that has actually tried the product come to think of it.
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    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Groundbreaking Device Fixes Slow WiFi And Exposes Greedy Internet Service Providers Viral 24/7

    And not locked, unknown means those channels are not being used. Is the ISP throttling my internet? No. I'm getting what I am paying for. I'm not sure if my ISP provider's system even supports 8 channels upstream, but I'm only paying for 100 Mbps upstream rate anyway and 400 Mbps downstream.
    I had to give my 2 cents here, after couple minutes worth of searching....I found the exact same device at Amazon;

    https://www.amazon.com/Extender-Repe...27-spons&psc=1

    At the wifiblast website they offer up a screen shot of a speed test, before and after installing the device which shows the increase in up & down speed. The average person sees this a thinks, wow I can increase my speed and get back at my isp for slowing down my internet....I can accomplish the same results, my office is in the far in of my house which receives very weak wifi signal so I hard wired that room with an Ethernet cable and get the throughput I pay for from xfinity/comcast around 185mbps down & 12mbps up. When I unplug the Ethernet cable & switch to wifi I get about 30 down...maybe...on a good day! For lack of a better description...this is a Facebook scam tactic. As you can see, Amazon is selling it at half the price of their website...It is a wifi extender and nothing more...
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       #34

    Hi there
    The only time these days (on cable - not "Dinosaur phone lines") Internet is likely to get throttled is because there is too much bandwidth being used overall --i.e supply capacity shortage - but that's very unlikely to happen unless 100,000 people in the same local area all suddenly start streaming super ultra (8K !! UHD) video at the same time. --You can see the same effect on 4g phones at a place where loads of people want to use the service at the same time -- for example say at a popular capacity filled Baseball stadium -- the 4g network is fast but can't handle all the people who want to use it at the same time from a single place --5g eliminates that particular problem BTW.

    If you have to use wifi and can do it --you are much (much much) better off getting a USB--:>LAN adapter and then connecting the lan cable via a switch to the router. Having the extra switch maximises throughput much better than connecting the cable directly -- and using the LAN you can force full duplex rather than wifi's half-duplex mode.

    Cheers
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  5.    #35

    I can't speak about ALL providers ... but the point is moot. There's an easier way for them to boost revenue: just raise the price.
    Time Warner (now Spectrum) did that to us. We had TV and internet for $120. Over a four year span the price rose to $220.

    During that time they upgraded our service from 20/4 to 100/20 "for free".
    Except that their idea is free means $10 price increase followed by another $10 price increase.
    For them that's better than throttling! (Sneaky basterds.)
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       #36

    Hi there
    @margrave55

    It's the concept Supermarkets etc have been using over the years -- "Shrinkflation" -- keep the same size packaging and possibly the same price but reduce the weight / nr of contents etc.

    I really hate this - I'd much rather get original size etc even if it means a higher price.

    Consumers are getting wise to this now and complaining - but sometimes manufacturesrs get even sneakier.

    Latest trick in some places (not here thankfully !!!) is that instead of reducing average nr of sheets in a toilet roll they actually reduce the thickness of each sheet so the conumer thinks the price has been held !!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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