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Mkdd18

150mbps Fiber Connection + Gigabit Router but PC speeds only upto 100mbps.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I currently have 2 systems at home, 1 as my main gaming/multimedia pc and another coming from my brother in which i would like to turn into a streaming pc.

 

Recently ive just configured the 2nd pc to mirror the screen of my main pc on Streamlabs OBS but whenever i go live on the 2nd system, somehow i kept on getting dropped frames. 

What got me wondering is how come when i try to run speedtests on both PCs the main one outputs to 150mpbs and the 2nd pc only outputs upto 100mbps so i was thinking could this be the cause of  the frames getting dropped? 

Take note that i still dont have a capture card at the moment so the screen capture is done via NDI software. Also im gonna play around with the bitrate thinking this could also be the cause of the frames getting dropped.

 

Would you know the cause/fix on why 2nd pc is only getting 100mbps?

 

Specs: 

Main PC:

7700k

GTX 1080

32gb ram 3200hz

 

2nd PC:

4790k

GTX 650

12gb ram 1333hz

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The 2nd PC had a wired connection? If so you might want to check the network properties if its connected at 100Mb/s instead of Gigabit.

That would explain the speed difference.

 

If so check the cable (cheap older cables can be wired with just 4). And try another cable to test.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, Dujith said:

The 2nd PC had a wired connection? If so you might want to check the network properties if its connected at 100Mb/s instead of Gigabit.

That would explain the speed difference.

 

If so check the cable (cheap older cables can be wired with just 4). And try another cable to test.

 

Yep, both of the systems have a wired connection. Might consider replacing the cable too actually tho its a cat5e.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, schwellmo92 said:

100Mbps (I'm assuming you're quoting upload speed?) is plenty for streaming I don't think it's that unless you're using WiFi.

100mbps on both up/down.

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2 hours ago, Mkdd18 said:

100mbps on both up/down.

OK well I don't think it's the network connection letting you down, surely you're streaming at like <10Mbps?

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What model router and other stuff do you have in the network?

What kind of cable do you have connecting to the router? Cat5? Cat5e?


Current Network Layout:

Current Build Log/PC:

Prior Build Log/PC:

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 hours ago, GekkePietert said:

Your motherboard might be the bottleneck, it might have a controller on it that is only able to do 100mbps.

That would be the worst if thats the real issue. lol Still trying to look up the board tho.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, schwellmo92 said:

OK well I don't think it's the network connection letting you down, surely you're streaming at like <10Mbps?

Yeah, thats what i thought also. Thats why i really quite dont get it why im getting some frames dropped.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 hours ago, Dujith said:

The 2nd PC had a wired connection? If so you might want to check the network properties if its connected at 100Mb/s instead of Gigabit.

That would explain the speed difference.

 

If so check the cable (cheap older cables can be wired with just 4). And try another cable to test.

 

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I got the culprit, still dont get it why its capped at 100 tho eventho the speed of the boards lan should reach 1000mbits.

 

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Board im using for the 2nd pc:

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-Z97M-D3H-rev-11#sp

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1 hour ago, Mkdd18 said:

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I got the culprit, still dont get it why its capped at 100 tho eventho the speed of the boards lan should reach 1000mbits.

 

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Board im using for the 2nd pc:

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-Z97M-D3H-rev-11#sp

Check on your PC settings that the ethernet nic is not set to 100 Mbps

 

are both computers connected directly to the router or is there a switch?

if there is a switch make sure that it is a gigabit switch

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, mtz_federico said:

Check on your PC settings that the ethernet nic is not set to 100 Mbps

 

are both computers connected directly to the router or is there a switch?

if there is a switch make sure that it is a gigabit switch

Which PC Settings are we talking about here?1

 

Both computers are directly connected to the router. 

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10 minutes ago, TheSpaceOtter said:

Cat5e can do up to 1gb, faulty cable?

Im not sure if its a faulty cable. Im thinking it has something more to do with my currrent config.

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1 minute ago, Mkdd18 said:

Im not sure if its a faulty cable. Im thinking it has something more to do with my currrent config.

Try a different cable on pc2 maybe its that and is very simple to fix

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, mtz_federico said:

Pc 2

Yeah, what i meant was what settings can look at to see if its configured to 100mbps.

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Just now, Mkdd18 said:

Yeah, what i meant was what settings can look at to see if its configured to 100mbps.

On the adapter settings you can set the link speed 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Update:

 

I dont know exactly what happened since ive already tried using a Cat6 cable last time but still got the same result but upon using another Cat5e cable from the store, it somehow changed to 1gbps. ?

 

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On 5/4/2019 at 9:16 AM, Mkdd18 said:

Update:

 

I dont know exactly what happened since ive already tried using a Cat6 cable last time but still got the same result but upon using another Cat5e cable from the store, it somehow changed to 1gbps. ?

 

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When you do a speed test does it show 150 or still 100?

Have you tried streaming when it shows Gigabit? And if you did, does it still drop frames?

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