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  • Best ISP for home work station

    Posted by dwaynen31 on November 13, 2020 at 7:28 am

    What’s the best ISP for working from home.  Right now I have a dual wan router with automatic fail over that has 1 Gps up/down fiber optic as the primary and 1 Gps cable up and 35 Mps down.  
     
    I know that this is more than enough speed.  Nonetheless, once in a while my primary fiber optic connection fails and the cable kicks in with noticeable latency, especially when loading plain films.  
     
    Anyone else have this problem and a way to fix it?
     
     

    ruszja replied 3 years, 7 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • ruszja

    Member
    November 13, 2020 at 9:11 am

    It sounds like you are already in the lucky situation of having two high quality connections. You could add a LTE card to your router to have a backup in case both wired connections go down, but if latency on the cable modem is an issue, you are going to cry if you have to fall back on the wireless backup.

    • Unknown Member

      Deleted User
      November 25, 2020 at 4:56 pm

      So in your experience, the fiber connection is significantly faster than the cable? How much faster do cases load?

      The best provider likely varies by location, given variable availability and cost.

      Did you have a dedicated fiber buildout?

      Cheers.

      • y.rajshekar

        Member
        November 26, 2020 at 8:16 am

        Fiber, especially fiber to the premises should be best. You can check latency and error rate on your connections on your router or speedtest website to confirm that fiber you getting does not have issues. With speeds like yours you need cat6, not cat5 between router and workstation

        • JohnnyFever

          Member
          November 26, 2020 at 4:29 pm

          My cable works great

      • ruszja

        Member
        November 26, 2020 at 5:33 pm

        Quote from radiology 879

        So in your experience, the fiber connection is significantly faster than the cable? How much faster do cases load?

        My bandwidth limitations are on the hospital side. So I don’t see a difference between the two ISPs.

        The best provider likely varies by location, given variable availability and cost.

        Often you only have one provider for broadband.

        Did you have a dedicated fiber buildout?

        My neighbor was on the public utilities commission. Our neighborhood had fiber to the door when the rest of the county was on DSL 😉