Speed test on Gigabit Gigapower varies alot
Initially when this was installed (About maybe 10days ago) we (tech and I) tested the speeds on a fairly high end desktop we have connected via wired Gigabit and it was getting around 825Mbps down and 950Mbps up. This was using the ATT Speedtest server located in Tucker GA (In in the ATL area)
Last 5-7days, I can never get that speed anymore. Only config change I did was put a 3rd party router (in my case an Asus AC68U) behind the Pace 5268AC. However its setup on the DMZPlus so the Asus AC68U is getting the public IP. You can see it below. Very lopsided download and upload.
I know what everyone is about to say, or want to say, "Oh its your Asus causing the issue". Well here is where I disagree. So I choose a different Speed test server (different ones located also near me in ATL area) and its clearly faster than even ATT's server.
Here is Charter's server also close to me.
Here is Comcast server also close by
Charter's above seems to be the best speed wise. Right now even at 156am here its not as good as it was say a few hours ago, I was getting in the 700/750 range on Charter's server. Clearly showing faster than ATT but not following why I cant get the 800+ I was on initial install off the ATT speedtest server. Youd think that would give me the best since Im on that network (as I saw with the original test on install day).
I really need that Asus AC68U behind the Uverse Gateway, mainly because it allows me to do a status route. Im sort of suprised that this Pace 5268AC is advanced from the sense it has a 4x4 MIMO AC, also has some nice features on the web interface for configuration, port fwding, etc, but completely missing static route. Even the most cheapest wifi routers on the market have static route configuration. I need the static route configuration for access to a 2nd network that is on a different subnet. That 2nd network has its own ISP. So with routers between the two networks, you need a static route assignment to get to that network. If the Pace had the Static Route assignment, I more than likely would not be using my Asus AC68U.
Any ideas on why this speed is so vastly different? Clearly I dont feel its the Asus as the Charter one putting me easily in the 600Mbps range.