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Neo X6 Speed Issues (Ethernet and WiFi)

Discussion in 'NEO X6' started by Tom1981, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. Tom1981

    Tom1981 New Member

    I purchased a Neo X6 a couple weeks before Xmas and have been having issues. The WiFi speeds I was getting were inconsistent (Minix on main floor DIRECTLY ABOVE router in the basement), so I ran a Cat5e cable up through the register. The ethernet connection is even slower than the Wifi.

    So today, I decided to take the Minix box downstairs. It is now sitting about 10 feet from the router, attached by a 10ft Cat6 cable. WiFi is off, ethernet is on (on the minix box).

    Using iPerf and connecting to iPerf servers running on two other computers wired into the network, I am getting send and receive speeds of ~80-90 Mbps, which is what I would expect (I believe the max Ethernet speed for this box is 100). Using iPerf and testing the send and receive speeds against iperf dot scottlinux, however, I am getting WILDLY divergent speeds, up to 40Mbps and as low as 6Mbps, often within the same test. I am using th app MagiciPerf to run the tests. Note that these speeds are better than when I was wired in with 30ft Cat5e, where I got 6Mbps received, but consistently.
    Anyhow, I am trying to figure out what the deal is. Obviously the ethernet port works or else my intranet speeds would be garbage too. I have an Actiontec v1000h router from my ISP (I believe they mandate its use, ISP is Telus Alberta). Is it possible that my router is cockblocking the Minix somehow?

    For reference, my 3 other PCs are wired and consistenly get 55-60 Mbps download speeds (my plan is a 75 Mbps plan, so I figure that is about what I would expect).
  2. cyran0

    cyran0 New Member

    Hi, on my modest LAN, iPerf on my X6 gives me ~90 Mb/s wired and ~20 Mb/s wifi.

    I prefer a wired setup for consistency.

    Good luck.
  3. Sulaiman

    Sulaiman New Member

    I am using Minix Neo X6 with Kodi 16.1 by Javis. I noticed that the rate of data consumption is pretty high. For instance, i watched full 90 minutes football match and noticed that i have used up 1.5GB of data. Does this normal? If not, how best can I minimize data consumption.
  4. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    That would appear quite normal to me!
  5. Menorca Man

    Menorca Man Active Member Trusted Helper

    Data consumption depends on whether it is being streamed at 1080p or 720p and at what bitrate/compression. A 1080p stream can be anything between 1GB and 3GB per hour depending on the bitrate/compression.
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  6. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    That's what I said! ;):)
  7. Menorca Man

    Menorca Man Active Member Trusted Helper

    You beat me to it! I was still typing when you posted your reply. (y):)
  8. Sulaiman

    Sulaiman New Member

    Please how do I check out these two condition;
    1080p or 720p and at what bitrate/compression
  9. Sulaiman

    Sulaiman New Member

    I have rechecked, i was streaming with H.265 at 720p. Does the data consumed justify?
  10. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    Which Kodi add-on are you using to view this media?
  11. Sulaiman

    Sulaiman New Member

    I am using Hallow LIVE TV and Arawak.TV
  12. Menorca Man

    Menorca Man Active Member Trusted Helper

    You haven't stated the bitrate of the stream that you are watching. This will have a huge affect on the amount of data being downloaded. When streaming via Kodi/MinixXBMC you should be able to determine the details of the stream (including bitrate and resolution) by pressing the Menu key on your remote or the letter 'O' if using a keyboard whilst viewing the video (make sure the Pause/Stop/Fwd/Rev/Audio, etc. control bar isn't on the screen at the same time).

    Also bear in mind that some streams are transmitted using a variable bit rate. For example, a 720p YouTube video using variable bit rate could be anything between approximately 500K bits per second (min) and 20M bits per second (max). There are 8 bits in a byte (you quote your data in bytes) so, with that, you should be able to do your own maths!! :)