Broadband speed vs Netflix speed

  staples printer cartridge 09:11 16 Jan 2017
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My Router (BT home hub 5) gets 76 Mbps. My Amazon Fire TV box is connected by Ethernet directly to the router. I run Netflix via Fire TV.When I run a connection speed test on Netflix it reports about 45MBps. Any ideas why? Tom

  Secret-Squirrel 10:23 16 Jan 2017

Where are you getting that 76Mbps from? Was it from running an online speed test or are you referring to the BT "Infinity 2 up-to 76Mbps" package?

  staples printer cartridge 11:22 16 Jan 2017

A speed test

  Secret-Squirrel 17:18 16 Jan 2017

The discrepancy between those speeds could be due to the Netflix server being a lot further away than the speed-test server. Anyhow, it shouldn't concern you too much because 45Mbps is more than fast enough for using Netflix.

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