Unifi Speed Test

I had Unifi installed at home today. The whole process was rather cumbersome but the contractors managed to get things done in about 2-hours or so. Instead of drilling holes in the wall, I had them thread the fibre through the ceiling into my server rack. This cost me RM200 extra.

After that, the contractor showed me the speedtest results with OOKLA.

I had ordered the VIP5 package, which comes with a 5Mbps line. Seeing that OOKLA reported a 4.8Mbps speed was quite a good sign. However, instead of just trusting OOKLA, I decided to do a little test of my own. I ran my own iperf tests against my servers in the UK, US and Germany.

The results are a mixed bag but generally, it averages above 3Mbps.

I won’t really complain much at the moment until I complete testing it further. One thing that I’m not quite happy with though, is the need to use the supplied DIR-615 router. I will need to investigate the possibility of using my own router further.

PS: I noticed that the results depend on the network that I get to connect to. This is another result that I obtained later in the night. Look at the speeds and ping latency!

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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

2 thoughts on “Unifi Speed Test”

  1. Hi Shawn

    Just a couple of question on Unifi, do they install a single core fiber or 2 core fiber? I heard its a single core for two way communication. Its is possible for a single fiber for two way communication?


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