Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Reliance Jio speed is suddenly down and hapless subscribers are feeling cheated by the reduced speed.
The latest Ookla test reports show that mean download speeds for 4G capable phones have actually decreased 23 percent month-over-month from 11.31 Mbps to 8.77 Mbps, continuing a downward trend for 2016.
Whereas, Jio, when launched was offering enhanced service enabling peak download speeds of as much as 135 mbps.
Have a heart! The operator may not be at fault, but it could be the latest technology that could be the spoilsport.
A per Real Time News, the solution lies in tweaking some of Jio's routing settings. As per the report, the Jio’s IPv4 (or traditional) routing infrastructure is under stress due to traffic load.
Speed can be increased by switching your traffic to the new IPv6 protocol, 5 to 20 times as fast as the older variant.
Nearly all smartphones are tuned to use only IPv4, which is the reason why the v4 routing infrastructure is under stress.
As of now, only RJio’s JioFi devices typically connect using IPv6 (where available). If any service (such as a website or an app) is also present on IPv6, then the JioFi automatically switches to the higher protocol for that website or app. If it doesn’t, the device establishes a traditional connection over IPv4.
Real Time News report adds that it is possible to tweak the speed at home using your own smartphones as well. To do so, the user simply has to go to his APN settings (found inside ‘Mobile Networks’ settings) and switch the ‘APN Protocol’ of jionet to IPv4/IPv6 from IPv4.
This will ensure that both connections are established by the smartphone when it connects to the Internet using the jionet APN.
Of course, it is also possible to select just IPv6, but doing so will prevent you from accessing many servers that only support the legacy version and not the latest technology. Many app servers, and some websites, do not work on the new protocol.