[Bloat] DSLReports Speed Test doesn't like Remote Desktop

Kenneth Porter shiva at sewingwitch.com
Thu Aug 26 19:25:58 EDT 2021

The DSLReports speed test gives me <5 Mbps download speed when used over a 
Remote Desktop connection. The same test gives me around 200 Mbps when run 
on my machine connected to my display. The Waveform test shows 200 Mbps 
from the remote machine. All are done with Chrome. Bunch of tabs open on 
both, similar sets of extensions.

I'm testing my Comcast XB3 modem + OpenWrt router before upgrading it to 

I use two computers, both Win10-x64. One's a half-height with a bit better 
CPU and memory that I use for development and web/mail, while the other has 
a full-height tower chassis so it has my good video card for gaming. I have 
my big 43" display hooked to the latter and I remote to the short machine 
for "business" use.


This one looks very poor, 4 Mbps:


Much better, direct instead of through RDP:


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