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Speedify LIVE Office Hours: Q&A With Our Developers
December 21, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
On the 161st episode of Speedify LIVE we hold our weekly Office Hours with Speedify’s CEO and Lead Dev to talk about all things Speedify, streaming and Starlink – as we are just a little obsessed.
We take viewer questions, talk about the improvements in Speedify 12.8, and mix things up a little bit with some fun Tech Trivia!
Here are our 5 takeaways from our Office Hours:
- When it comes to why you should bond connections, the answer is simple: connections can be unreliable at times. Take Starlink for example, when the satellite is in range it’s fast, but when it’s out of range it slows down or stops working. Having a second connection in Speedify can help you get the best speeds, and also provide a more stable connection.
- Speedify 12.8 is out now on all platforms! We’ve made a lot of behind the scenes improvements and added a number of bug fixes, improved the Mac user experience with more coming for the next release!
- The Speedify Team is constantly testing Starlink with Speedify by running a 24/7 livestream with it! While Philadelphia isn’t officially supported, our Starlink RV unit is working, and letting us do all kinds of speed, performance and reliability tests so we could learn more and use what we learn for further Speedify improvements.
- During the stream we notice that Comcast is doing most of the work, while the other two connections are not as active – this is because of Speedify’s Priority settings! With Comcast being unlimited and via ethernet, it’s set to Primary to be used all the time; while the two mobile connections both have data limits so they’re automatically set to Secondary, only to be used when needed for speed boosts or to keep us live! There’s also Backup and Never settings in case you need those!
- While we highly recommend using a Raspberry Pi setup with Speedify, it does have its limitations! One flaw is that it doesn’t have hardware encryption so Speedify may use more CPU on the Pi, resulting in the max speed being around 400Mbps. Another limitation is power – it can only handle 3 amp of power to power the Pi and anything that’s plugged in via USB, but this may be fixed with a powered USB hub.
Some internet connections can be unreliable at times. Either they’re not fast enough or they drop out. So it’s helpful to be able to leverage different connections to be able to make the best of them.