Gigabit Internet connection at home
While I was at Yodobashi Camera today I got a Thunderbolt to Gigabit ethernet adapter for my MacBook Pro. I figure, since I’m paying for the high speed fiber optic (Sony Nuro), why limit my self to wi-fi speeds at home? The LAN adapter is just $24.
The screenshots show the before (over wi-fi) and after (direct LAN connection) speeds.
On wi-fi it was 143.8 Mbps down and 181.5 Mbps up.
After connecting the adapter and making a direct LAN connection to the router, the speed is 783.2 Mbps down and 940.1 Mbps up.
Wow. I pay Comcast for 50 Mbps, but rarely get it – I ran a test just now and I’m getting 22.48. I read the other day that only 3% of Americans have a gigabit provider available, and I’m certainly not one of them.
I think the U.S. has some of the slowest Internet speeds in the developed world. I’m not sure why.
Anyway, I’m happy with this speed.
I will be living in Japan soon and will be getting Nuro myself but I was curious what kind of connector the fiber uses into the modem?
I’m not really sure. You don’t connect it yourself. They come over and connect it up for you. So I’ve never actually touched the modem or fiber itself.