New Guy with New Alien

  • When I press the speed test on the front of the router it comes in at 551 mbps--I have 1 gig service from Xfinity. When I run a speed test on my desktop computer, connected to the router w/ ethernet I get 909.
    Why the difference? Think it might be the other way around.

  • I don't think the Alien router is completely accurate. I'm running the 3.5.0 beta2 and my test is coming in at 924/684. The desktop is 900+/900+ consistently.

  • I have the same issue. I think it's because of the Alien's limited selection of servers. I live in a large metro area but for some reason the Alien defaults to a "rural" server over 200 miles away. When I use SpeedTest from any of my computers and select a local server, I get the 900+ consistently.

  • OK--Thanks--I thought the Alien would just go out to the same server my speed test went to but I guess not.

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