ISP Throttling – There it is. I’ve been wondering why my overall internet connection has been so slack and why my consistent 25 fps went down to 8 – 10 at its best. Now I’m discovering that my (Icelandic) ISP is throttling connections to any and all services that they do not have an explicit agreement with as a result of changes to the only net neutrality legislation the world had (I’m sure we all equally hate Ajit Pai for that). It so happens that my ISP gets its services from another provider in the states (I won’t name it but it’s the very same company that promised to uphold net neutrality and then abandoned that promise the same day as the FCC announced its changes).
And here I was confounded by the lack of solutions to my network issues when most people, with the same specifications as I, were doing just fine. It turns out that my ISP is not the one my friends use. Needless to say, I’ll be switching as soon as possible and if (and when) the issues are fixed, I think I’ll be able to reclaim those 25 frames I had around Christmas on the PTU.
So, yeah, thanks for that. It hadn’t crossed my mind even slightly that the issue might be related to my ISP. I’ll be sure to keep that in mind in the future.
Great to hear the info helped, @cain44. Sorry about the ISP throttling you. :disappointed: I hope the new ISP is better. Also, feel free to make sure they set any ports when you get it all set up, just in case.