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Download Speed Limit?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by KiliK, Apr 8, 2007.

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  1. KiliK

    KiliK Thread Starter

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    Hey everyone :cool:

    Uhm.. I really think my internet provider is limiting my download speed D: ... I never.. Ever... Download faster than 160kb/s ... Sometimes, when the place is really close, It will start at about 1mb/s !! ... But than slowly.. It will go back to 160kb/s and just sit there, and keep downloading at 160kb/s ...

    My internet provider is Telus, I am pretty sure I have a 1.5MB/S Connection, or more. So if anyone could help me It would be greatly appreciated,

    Thanks everyone
     
  2. Blackmirror

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  3. KiliK

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    I'm not a big fan of swearing but... What the ****? lol .... When I download from a server from where I live I GET 1300kb/s ... When I download Vancouver - Ukraine .. I get about 500kb/s ....... I don't understand why I'm being limited to 160kb/s on everything else.
     
  4. Blackmirror

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    Have you sent your internet provider an email asking if there are any restrictions
     
  5. KiliK

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    Well, it never stated in any packages that there were...

    I am also running a router.. Do you think that may be the problem ?
     
  6. Blackmirror

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    Im not sure sorry ....about the router

    there is a vast difference in my speeds using that site
     
  7. KiliK

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    No problems, I'll just wait for someone else to reply, thank you anyway :)
     
  8. Blackmirror

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    My pleasure :D
    i am sure someone with more techy knowledge will be along shorty ..

    Hope you solve your problem :)
     
  9. JohnWill

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    A 1.5mbit/sec connection would yield downloads around 160kbytes/sec, I'm not sure I see what's wrong here. I have no idea how you manage a download of 1300mbyte/sec, since that's about 7 times your bandwidth. :rolleyes:
     
  10. KiliK

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    Look .. [​IMG]


    And ...



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  11. Frank4d

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    The file you are downloading above is at 160K Bytes per second which is roughly equivalent to about 1300K bits per second. That download speed is normal for your connection speed.
     
  12. steveb1492

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    8 bits per byte
    Therefore with your 1.5 megabit/sec connection, the max download speed you could possibly get would 187.5 megabyte/sec. With overhead, interference, etc., you'd be looking at about 160mb/sec, exactly what you have. Upgrade your connection :D
     
  13. KiliK

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    oh, so it is my connection haha (n),

    but how come sometimes it will start really high and move down? It's because of the connection I own that it limits me right?
     
  14. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Download speed can be limited at your end or the other end. If you are downloading from a server with a dialup connection you would get about 1KB/s even though you have a 1.5mbps connection.
     
  15. JohnWill

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    The reason it starts out with a big number is simply the algorithm used to compute the download speed, when it has a larger sample, it gets more accurate.
     
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