I have gigabit symmetrical at home. Why am I only able to download files from it at around 60mbps from outside of my home network?

It's a single, large file, and my connection (from outside the home) is around 200mbps. The file also isn't going through any proxy or the like - just continuous bytes.

Can someone explain this?

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Home network is MD, I'm vacationing in FL.

It will do this... creep up and up to around 80mbps, drop, and then crawl up again.

What is this behavior? Normal for home networks?

@ryan as somebody said, you only get the advertised speeds upto your local exchange point...

@thatayush That's what I might not be understanding. At least on, I'm getting nearly a gig up.

Is there something in regard to the TCP congestion window from my server, or is this out of my control?

@ryan this is likely due to netflix having a peer with your isp, which shows up these speeds. Try running a one with a server in florida, could explain the thing then.

Also pro tip you could make a one-time use vpn with wireguard and some vps provider, depending on how good they perform for you. I have a script ready for a one-device vpn if you're up for it lol

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