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Old Today, 04:42 PM   #1
drugrep
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Way to determine Connection Rate to Router (Tx Rate)

On my computer, I can determine my computer's connection rate to my router is lets say 145 Mbps.

Is there a way I can determine Tivo connection rate with router. I thought I may be able to do it from the router but I don't see it anywhere. Using Linksys WRT1900ac.

I'm just curious what the Tivo's doing. I actually connect much faster to 2.4 ghz on my computer than I do to the 5 ghz. 145 Mbps at 2.4 GHz v 41 Mbps at 5 GHz.)

Thanks in advance.

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On my computer, I can determine my computer's connection rate to my router is 450 mbps.

Is there a way I can determine Tivo connection rate with router. I thought I may be able to do it from the router but I don't see it anywhere. Using Linksys WRT1900ac.

I'm just curious what the Tivo's doing. I actually connect much faster to 2.4 ghz on my computer than I do to the 5 ghz.

Thanks in advance.
I feel for you. In the old days, I had CNET podcast download and could check my total internet throughput. Now I can measure the transfer rate between my Premiere and Roamio. Both are wired 100baseT Ethernet to 802.11ac wireless. Here's a funny thing. If I initiate a transfer from the Premiere the rate is 60Mbps. If I initiate the transfer from the Roamio it's 80Mbps. Those are rounding down numbers. It's a curious thing and tuners or Standby have no affect.

When using Desktop plus, I can get 100Mbps from the Roamio. This is with a link speed on the PC of 867Mbps. Both my Roamio and Premiere are base units, so 100Mbps is max anyhow.

When you say "connect much faster", "connect" to what?

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Edited my OP to clarify myself but:

To router. My Tx Rate from computer to router right now 145 Mbps on 2.4 GHz. When on 5 GHz, I only connect at 41 GHz. I'd like to know what my Tivo is connecting at when using 5 GHz v 2.4 GHz.

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You could connect the computer to the router using Ethernet and then use the web server to download a show from the TiVo to the computer. That will give you a fairly accurate reading on how fast your TiVo is connecting.

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Edited my OP to clarify myself but:

To router. My Tx Rate from computer to router right now 145 Mbps on 2.4 GHz. When on 5 GHz, I only connect at 41 GHz. I'd like to know what my Tivo is connecting at when using 5 GHz v 2.4 GHz.
I've had several routers from different manufacturers and I can't remember one that let me measure the speed of any device except my internet connection. I like 5GHz for quality mostly, since there are a few servers near me on 2.4GHZ. I also see over a dozen pads and phones on 802.11ac so I like my ugly but strong Netgear R7500. I know that I don't know everything when it comes to channels and bandwidth. I do know it makes a difference. My 2.4GHZ link is on channel 1 and my 5GHz link is on channel 153. I have also observed that some utilities can not display accurate information since they were designed before the 802.11a and ac became popular. One I recommend is inSSIDer which has a free version for home use. It will tell you your channel quality and the strength of surrounding signals. My Win8.1 PC shows me the phones and other non-router devices. It's a crowded world. I'm pretty rural yet see a lot of EM "noise."

To my knowledge, the TiVo doesn't have any diag that shows it's network speed to the router. You can measure speed between TiVo boxes and a PC can measure the speed of data from the TiVo, through the router, and on to your PC. Desktop does that, and I think FTP can also be used, but I never tried it.

The speed between my two Premieres is just over 60Mbps. Both are 802.11ac to the router. One goes to a Netgear EX6200 and the other uses a Linksys WUMC710. My Roamio uses an ASUS EA-N66R.

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