Thanks. Good news - I have the Huawei. Bad news - what a palaver. May I ask:
1. When I connect pc directly to LAN 2, do I leave existing Ethernet connection in place?
2. How does one “configure the Ethernet NIC of the pc with 192.168.1.100?
be better with own thread instead of high jacking this one
Thank you for posting I’m sorry if there has been a bit of confusion around the BT Stay Fast Guarantee.
The BT Stayfast guarantee is guaranteeing the throughput speed to your Hub. Our speed tester runs within the BT Home Hub itself.
We use throughput speed for the guarantee as this is the speed at which you can actually send and receive data.
We run the speed tester from within the Home Hub. When you click speed test on the App or online we are sending a request to the Hub to run a test. The results are then reported back to be displayed in the App or online. Testing from the Hub gives a reliable consistent point for us to test from which is not affected by in-home connectivity, wifi, the device used etc.
We only guarantee to the Hub and not the devices around the home.
You can find out more here –
I hope that helps?
Thanks paddy. So the bt app test should always be at or above stayfast speed regardless of what you are doing on your devices, correct ? As you say, it's only measuring speed to the hub.
If I understand it correctly, although it is measuring speed at the hub it is not measuring sync speed, it is measuring throughput speed in which case it will be affected by any internet activity on connected devices. All it is doing is removing any effect of your internal wiring or WiFi has on throughput speed.
What @licquorice has posted is correct.
The Speed Test is run in the hub itself and measures the throughput speed to the Hub. If you have any other devices connected and using the internet at the same time as running that test, this it will have a negative impact on the result.
like @licquorice I ran the 'test your speed' in the new MYBT app and can confirm that it does NOT show connection speed but it shows download/throughput speed. This is obviously causing problems with stayfast as that only guarantees connection speed at hub not download speed