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1 hour ago, Jeffrey346 said:

3BB has a promotion called My Swop. Log into your 3BB account and it will show you the different speeds you can swop for and it FREE. I have 700/700. For me, I want all the download speed I can cat as a rarely do many uploads.

I swooped my 700/700 for 1000/400. I also had a choice of 900/500 or 800/600. 

You can swop as many times as you wish till you find the best speed for you..

Pretty good deal with no cost... 

 

Ya, once you log into the 3BB website as a member, there's a place there that shows you your current plan speeds, like 700/700, and then for the particular plan you have, the various up and down speed options you have for adjusting relative DL and UL speeds on your service.

 

3BB confirmed to me over the phone that customers can make those adjustments at will. There's no limit on how often or how many times you can make those kinds of adjustments, and apparently they take effect pretty much immediately. So if you don't like one setting, you can go back later and change it as suits you.

 

https://www.3bb.co.th/3bb/promotion/details/48469

 

Then once you've logged in under the 3BB Member tab, the SWOP interface is here:

 

http://www.3bb.co.th/3bb/myswop/index/english

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, alanrchase said:

It appears my ignorance was the problem. I am doing the speed test on my phone via wifi and it appears my phone maxes out at arround 100/100. Just did speed test on the computer using wifi and speed is 225/160. I am assured that if I attach the router by cable I will get 300/300.

Don't try to benchmark such high speed fiber connections via WiFi.

Only the very latest WiFi adapters can reach such heights as 300 or more under ideal conditions. And with a smartphone the "what purpose does it practically serve" question is more obvious.

Use a cable connection.

And this also recommended if you use a laptop/notebook stationary at home.

I have both desktop PC and notebook wired to a gigabit switch on the upper floor.

Switch is wired to the router downstairs.

Another little advantage of the switch: I can transfer data between both with rates like 500 Mbit/s. Nice for backup etc.

 

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21 hours ago, muratremix said:

Just get a better router and you'll get 500/500 on wifi. 

I have Asus AC86U connected to fiberhome router from 3BB using Bridge mode (tricky to setup) and I get 1300 Mbps via 5ghz near router (600-650 mbits max due to wifi limitations) easily.

Agree with you. I also have the Asus AC86U router connected to the 3BB supplied Huawei fibre router in bridge mode.

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18 hours ago, giddyup said:

I have the 700 baht a month plan, but no increase yet, still just over 200mb.

Just checked mine with Ookla.. Ping 2  Down.. 185  Up 405.. 

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Logged into 3BB and it said I was on 400/400 and changed it to 700/100 but their speed test was 200/120.

These are the properties if someone can explain what can be changed to improve speed. I am on an Asus laptop 4 years old.

 

SSID:    JOHN _5GHz
Protocol:    Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Security type:    WPA2-Personal
Network band:    5 GHz
Network channel:    149
IPv6 address:    2403:6200:8840:8d95:91d1:de6b:1d4c:2a33
Link-local IPv6 address:    fe80::91d1:de6b:1d4c:2a33%19
IPv4 address:    192.168.1.4
IPv4 DNS servers:    192.168.1.1
Manufacturer:    Intel Corporation
Description:    Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-N 7260
Driver version:    17.15.0.5
Physical address (MAC):    D8-FC-93-71-3C-C5

 

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12 hours ago, Beggar said:

Make sure that you have a LAN connection to your router if possible or a modern WiFi device that can handle standards n or ac. Otherwise you might not be able to connect after changing the settings. 

 

I don't know your router but try the following if available. 

Go to the WLAN Settings for 2.4 and select here the highest transmission mode n or better n/ac. Also select under channels 40 MHz if possible at your router. If you can select 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac then you will be on the safe side because this covers all standards. 

 

This here is from an Intel device but read it. Explains a little bit. 

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005544/network-and-io/wireless-networking.html

Thanks for this. I have got the bog standard router from 3BB, now have 600/200 on my LAN to which I have my 2 PCs connected via CAT6 cables. But the WiFi is only 34/78 this morning. I looked for these settings you suggested but none of them show om my routers settings page. Any help please.

 

 

It just changed to 70/85 !

 

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13 hours ago, Tayaout said:

It depends where you connect to. If the test server is in the US then it will be very slow. 

 

I realised this aftewards and changed to Singapore. Thanks

 

Express VPN has a setting to check speeds at all of their servers throughout the World. Thailand is showing as d'load speed of 90 mbps with a latency of 9 giving a 'speed index' of 49025, , whereas S'pore shows 30 mbps, latency 37ms, index 4060. So confusing.

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That ADSLThailand site seems an interesting speedtest #40. I got 158,000 using my new 300/100 link. 50% better than the average for Thailand.

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31 minutes ago, wgdanson said:

Thanks for this. I have got the bog standard router from 3BB, now have 600/200 on my LAN to which I have my 2 PCs connected via CAT6 cables. But the WiFi is only 34/78 this morning. I looked for these settings you suggested but none of them show om my routers settings page. Any help please.

 

 

It just changed to 70/85 !

 

This is much better. I guess I have a different router. At my router it is under Home Network -> WLAN -> Advanced Settings.

 

If you need a good app to find the best WiFi channel try the free app "WiFi Speed Test - Internet Speed" from Zoltán Pallagi. It measures the real throughput and doesn't guess like most others. But you need to read the help file to understand how it works. You also need to install a small software on your PC that generates test data so that the throughput can be measured. But could also be used with only 2 wireless devices if no PC is available. 

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1 hour ago, GreasyFingers said:

Description:    Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-N 7260

 

The info you've posted indicates your wifi adapter is an N class adapter, not the newer AC class standard. I believe, that means the maximum theoretical speed you can get will be either 300 Mbps or 150 Mbps, depending on your particular adapter. And anytime you're using wifi, in the real world, at best, you can probably expect less actual performance than the max theoretical speed of your device. 

 

So, I'd say, you either need to:

--change from using wifi to an ethernet cable connection, to take better advantage of the ISP plan you have.

--get a new dual band AC wifi adapter that's capable of higher speeds

--downgrade your ISP plan and save some money until you do either of the two options above.

 

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19 hours ago, rbkk said:

I don't know which speed check you used, but if you are using Chrome and www.speedtest.net you might find odd readings above 100. I have been using the speedtest.net App available on the Chrome web store (free) and my AIS 300/100 package is showing that +10%.

 

FWIW, I've been told in  the past by 3BB techs that various of the computer browsers have problems accurately measuring internet speeds when they get up into the higher hundreds of Mbps range.  I don't know if that's technically true, but it did turn out to be the case in the tests I ran last night.

 

I have a desktop PC with a gigabit ethernet connection direct to my 3BB Huawei gigabit router using newer Cat 6 cables. I had been automatically upgraded to a 400/400 Mbps plan by 3BB, but then "SWOPed" that to a 600/200 Mbps service. And that's what I ran a series of speedtests using last night.

 

I started out doing tests with 3BB's own speedtest website using various browsers on my PC, running each test 3 times in succession:

MS Edge - 363 to 495 Mbps

MS IE - 365 to 435 Mbps

Chrome - tests started out fast, but then speeds fell and ended up under 100 Mbps

Firefox - 271 to 383 Mbps

 

Then by comparison, I switched to using the Speedtest extension in Chrome as you mentioned in your post. Results: 583, 633 633 Mbps.

 

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On 11/23/2019 at 12:25 PM, Henryford said:

Anyone get the Giga package yet for 790. On promotion this month.

 

I talked to 3BB last night on the phone last night re this particular package.

 

Unlike most of 3BB's other packages, the Giga package requires a TWO YEAR service contract/commitment. And 3BB confirmed to me, that applies in all cases, both for new subscribers AND for existing customers who might want to upgrade.

 

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On 11/24/2019 at 11:34 AM, topt said:

I am curious what the figures would show if you used https://testmy.net/ - and changed to a server in Europe/US?

 

I did a bunch of tests to the U.S. on that last night with my 3BB 600-200 Mbps service to measure its INTERNATIONAL capacity, using my 3BB gigabit router with a direct ethernet cable to a gigabit network adapter on my PC, and measuring with the Chrome browser.

 

The TestMy.net test results were very erratic, and the results typically showed a very fast start, then the speed dipping downward, and then beginning to recover. So a lot of the results depended on your settings for how long you let the speed test measure.

 

Los Angeles server 100 MB DL - 71 / 63 / 105 Mbps - avg 80 Mbps

Los Angeles server auto DL test - 344 / 120 / 49 - avg 171 Mbps

(the auto test showed it using a 200 MB DL package)

 

San Francisco server 100 MB DL - 40 / 125 / 123 Mbps - avg 96 Mbps

San Francisco server auto DL test - 270 / 248 / 262 - avg 260 Mbps

(the auto test showed it using a 200 MB DL package)

 

The one thing I do note about the above results, is they're getting to the point where anyone having older 100 Mbps LAN adapter hardware is going to find it start to constrain the results capable from the 3BB packages these days when using ethernet connections. 

 

FWIW, when I did comparable all Ethernet tests with the same hardware back in June on a 200-200 3BB package, I got the following results:

 

--TestMy.net LA server 200 MB DL -- 4 test average 81 Mbps

--TestMy.net SF server 200 MB DL -- 4 test average 110 Mbps

 

Those results, for whatever reason, were in a much closer range with not that much variation from test to test. Whereas last night's results with the 600-200 plan showed huge variations from test to test.
 

 

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3 hours ago, GreasyFingers said:

changed it to 700/100

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but their speed test was 200/120.

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am on an Asus laptop 4 years old.

 

3 hours ago, GreasyFingers said:

Security type:    WPA2-Personal
Network band:    5 GHz
Network channel:    149

Again: even with a 5 GHz Wifi DO NOT expect to reach 700 Mbit/s!

Particularly not on a four year laptop!

 

Benchmark has to be done with wired connection (CAT 5 cable at least).
Those speeds are far beyond usual household WiFi connections.

 

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I'm so envious of you guys - my high-end 5 year old condo has only one option for internet and its 3BB FTTX, meaning I pay 600 baht a month for a whopping 2MB/s connection. Even though I replaced their terrible router with my Synology router I'm lucky if I can smoothly stream Youtube and check my email at the same time.

 

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