Considering buying Spectra. Need some advice

varkey

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Since the past few weeks, I've been noticing that the connection is sluggish or not as responsive as before, a speed test still shows pretty great speeds and downloads etc are okay, but then it lacks that quick responsiveness.

For example, say opening Instagram, it takes a bit of time for the stuff to load initially. Same with websites, the time taken for the initial connections to be established is a bit high increasing the load time.

@Anvith and others on Spectra, is it the same for you guys too?
 

varkey

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I see. Most of the mobile apps like Zomato, Swiggy, Facebook etc load really slow for me, and has reached a point that it irritates. I am considering switching to some other provider if available in my area. If Airtel FTTH is available, might try that (not interested in their VDSL service).
 


Anvith

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That from my experience has given a much worse experience not sure but it could be related to bad latency to Singapore from spectra
 

varkey

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I see. Most of the mobile apps like Zomato, Swiggy, Facebook etc load really slow for me, and has reached a point that it irritates. I am considering switching to some other provider if available in my area. If Airtel FTTH is available, might try that (not interested in their VDSL service).
Ok, Airtel FTTH isn't available in my area, only the legacy copper DSL service with max speed of 40 Mbps. Told them not interested.

Probably won't change anything but try using 1.1.1.1 app on the phone?
Will give that a shot and see how it goes. I've already set the default resolver to 1.1.1.1 on my router.
 


varkey

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^ So I setup Stubby (with Cloudflre and Google DNS, both over TLS) and dnsmasq (for caching) on my MiniPC and set that as the default resolver on the DHCP server. Will monitor for a day or two.

Over the last few weeks, most of the time, I end up just disabling the wifi and use my Jio 4G data on the phone for stuff to load quickly. 🤷‍♂️