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Slower 4G Download Speeds and Higher Pings Tonight
dmc271
Enthusiast

Stillwater, OK. Tonight, the DL speeds and ping times are worse than normal. UL speeds are unaffected.

 

Normal speeds, representative of the last few weeks...

 

Tonight's speeds (similar results to different test servers in the area)...

 

Ping times have more than doubled, and the download speed has been cut to ~25% of normal. If I try a test server on the east coast, I get something like the following (bad UL speeds too)...

 

Scary to think this could be due to the tower becoming overloaded (it is prime time) so early in the 4G game. The only other thing I can think of is that its particularly humid tonight, but why would that affect mainly the DL speed and not the UL speed?

 

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Re: Slower 4G Download Speeds and Higher Pings Tonight
dmc271
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Speeds were still slow this morning, so I power-cycled the modem (and router). Speeds are back to normal, so it seems like I just needed to reboot the gear.

 

 

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