I have had an EX2 Ultra for a bit. . . . usually used it for internal network use (file storage and PLEX).
I have occasionally used it for streaming PLEX across the web to a media player at another house. . . . not overly successful. I generally experience issues with anything above 3000-4000kbps bit rate (even when forcing “direct play”). I generally have chalked that up to pathetic upload rates from my ISP. (I have no issues with 8000kbps when streaming within my network)
I rarely transfer files. . … security concerns and whatnot. Recently, however, I had occasion to transfer a large (several gb) file from my NAS to my laptop. I tried it two ways. . .
. . . using a VPN connection to my home network, then using windows file explorer drag&drop. . . . which yielded an awe-inspiring 500kps.
. . . .using the WD Cloud service (NOT on VPN); also yielded a transfer rate of an awe-inspiring 500kbps.
Now, when I am physically at home, with the same PC, I have seen transfer rates closer to 30mbs when transferring files like this.
Any thoughts on what I am doing wrong? Or is this just the way it is? 500kps sounds pretty lame; and I would not expect PLEX to work at all if I was truly limited to that upload bandwidth by the ISP.
- -I have reconfirmed that my ISP upload speed is on order of 3-4mps.
- reconfirmed that when I am on my home network, the transfer speeds are closer to limits of local network connection capability (i.e. the slowest I saw was 6mbs on a 2.4ghz connection. Saw upwards of 90mbs on a wired connection)