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Original Poster: Ebok
I have an Exetel 50/20 plan, while I have no issue with the upload speed, I cannot exceed 26mb with the download speed using the Google Nest Wifi router except if I prioritize the device I am running the speedtest from. If I prioritize, I can reach 50mb download speed for the duration of the prioritization.
I have the same problem
Google Wifi LAN wired to the ISP Modem/Router (FTTH)
I have 10% of my download bandwich :O.
I don't have any problem with Netgear Orbi (800mbps/250mbps)
I just test... Thank you amazon for your service! 🙂
this appear from 27th/28th October 2021
I'm having the EXACT same problem as well. I've had my nest wifi router + 2 access points for several months and recently bought a switch (2 months ago) to extend my wired connections. I have fiber through socket internet and have consistently been receiving 900+ download & 900+ upload speeds through my wired connections. Last week all of my devices (both wired & wireless) were recieving no more than 150 download speeds and I even contacted my ISP. They ran several tests and verified the speed coming from my modem was 1 gigabit.
I recently just tried to prioritize one of my wired connections through the google home app and it immediately started recieving 1 gigabit speeds as it was before. Clearly the google nest routers are throttling our speeds based on bandwidth and is causing several problems for their customers. My next step is to buy a different brand router that can accept gigabit speeds to see if the problem ceases. I even spoke with a google representative that insisted my speeds were a result of my ISP even when I tried to explain to him that the speed coming directly from my modem was wayyyy higher!
I replaced my nest routers with the Eero routers and no issues whatsoever. All wired speeds are running 1gig consistently. Even the wireless speeds are consistently better than the nest speeds were!
I contacted google yesterday and now they want me to run even more diagnostics on my nest routers than I previously did with the last google representative. They want me to do this after I told them that I was going to test out another brand router to see if my issues were internet, which we concluded are not. The only thing google is willing to do is send me a replacement router, but offers no refund whatsoever. I'm very disappointed in google and I will be personally advocating against buying their products since they do not stand behind them. No one should be subjected to spend almost $500 on routers that don't work as advertised.
I hit this problem yesterday. Nest router ETHERNET throughput was 400mbps slower for download and 100mbps slower for upload than the direct connection to the modem. After checking all my cables, restarts of various devices, etc, etc, I turned ON Video conferencing and Gaming in the Preferred activities section in the Home app. Poof, back to full speed. This particular fix probably won't work for everyone, but it does point to there being a bug in the prioritization functions in this firmware.
I am seeing the same issue where the upload speed is very slow - limited to ~ 10% of the total available bandwidth but if I prioritize a device there is no issue at all for the prioritized device. I tried various combinations of the Preferred Activities but no change. Sure looks like a bug when no prioritization QoS is set and its limiting upload for all devices. In looking at the boards it seems this issue is mentioned for 6+ months - Any firmware update planned?
I have the same issue and from what I can tell, it is fairly new...at least for me.
I have AT&T fiber and have been using Nest WiFi (3 all wired to a switch) since June 2021. I've had terrific speeds ranging from 600mbps to 900mbps. Sometime over the holidays I noticed the speed test in the Google Home app was displaying very low speeds, so I started investigating. It turns out I am seeing the same throttling that others have complained about. I connected directly to my AT&T gateway and got 924 down and 652 up. Once the cable hits the Nest WiFi router, everything drops to roughly 10% of these actual speeds coming in from AT&T.
There has to be a fix for this. I pay my ISP for large data and unless I configure settings to throttle data speeds, this should not be happening. Please let us know what is happening on the Google side.
I have the same problem. My 1Gb internet speed from Verizon Fio is limited to 2############ Mbps. I have done extensive speed testing to and from ISP and my nest router. The problem pointed to the internet speed from the Nest router port. This problem started yesterday in me nest wifi network..
I dont know if this will work for everyone else but it worked for me. I stood next to each access point and router and ran the speed test in the google home app. I figured proximity would force my mobile device to connect to that specific point in the mesh. One of the two access points and the router had “good” speeds, while the third was what was bringing my speeds down. I reset that single access point to factory settings in the google home app and reconfigured it. It seems to have solved my problem. It’s been 2 weeks and everything has been running smoothly. Hope this helps.
Hi - @RachelC,
I see you had earlier comments on this type issue, do you have any suggestions? This is not a proximity issue for me, my WIFI network and ISP connection has been fine for 1+ years and this degraded upload speed was noticed in the last month or so. It clearly is a software issue based on the fact I can prioritize a device in the app and it works at full speed. The s/w version is 13729.57.27. I assume this issue is a regression around this version number or slightly before.
Let me know if I can do more troubleshooting to provide more specific details.
When I first put the Google nest WI-FI system in I clearly received full bandwidth from my ISP. It is now throttle down to half bandwidth of my isp. A direct connection to my ISP shows the full bandwidth. Settling priority to my device in Google Nest and I get full bandwidth until the time expires. I haven’t had any major issues with how Google Nest is performing, but some clear communication from Google when you change my stuff would be nice.
This has to be by design to reserve bandwidth…Please Google just say so. Oh, and give us an option to turn it off. Expensive Wi-Fi system with changes made to functionality after its been paid for and in service for months is bad form.