I made a file sharing platform and noticed that its upload and download speed were very low.
However, none of my users noticed any change in the upload/download speed.
I also checked out with my collaborator and he didn’t notice any speed issues.
I set up a python http.server in the droplet to do some tests (http://18.104.22.168:8000/testfile, if you’re interested):
After doing some more checks I noticed:
The speed is only low on my pc. My phone and tablet have decent speeds and are connected to the same network (same IP, 2.4GHz) as my pc.
I tried visiting the site in different browsers (in pc) and the low upload/download speed persists.
I also tried using python’s requests module and the low upload/download speed persists.
I also tried changing the droplet’s IP and the problem persisted.
I tried to use a VPN and I think the problem disappeared (can’t be too sure because of the low VPN bandwidth limits)
I tried inside a VM in my pc and the problem persisted.
I tried resizing the droplet and the problem persisted.
I tried uploading/downloading files from other websites and there was no problem at all.
Note that I’m using a direct ip so the problem is not related to TLS.
Also note that my normal download/upload speed is 50Mbps and this issue makes it drop to about 3Mbps.
Do you have any idea what may cause this problem?
I’m literally out of ideas…
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Are you able to replicate that behavior with a tool like this one:
It sounds like it might be a problem with the LAN card or the WiFi adapter on your laptop.