October 30, 2023 at 11:35 pm
Summit Broadband just moved the ONT (Optical Network Terminal) from a closet on the floor above my condo into our unit. I was told that it would help prevent future failures of this device (as just happened) and would increase my internet download and upload speeds. I was also told that my router was “bad” and should be replaced because the download speed was too slow. This was just tested on my Mac and not my iDevices.
So I replaced my Google WiFi router with an eero 6+ router, designed to provide up to a gigabyte of download speed. When I do an Ookla internet speed test (https://www.speedtest.net) on my iPhone, the download speed is 218 Mbps. But if I use the eero app to do a speed test, I get this result: 984Mbps.
When I do an Ookla internet speed test on my Mac, I got these results yesterday & today: 185 & 285Mbps.
What internet download speeds should I expect with a new, good quality router on my Mac & iPhone?
Why is there syuch a difference between the download speeds using the ookla website vs the eero app?
And should there be a significant difference in download speeds for an iDevice vs a Mac computer?
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