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Solved: Why is my upload speed so slow?

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  1. jiawho

    jiawho Thread Starter

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    What is the ratio supposed to be between the download speed and the upload speed in a normal working configuation?

    My webpages are taking forever to load. I used this speedtest...
    http://my.verizon.com/micro/speedtest/broadband/#
    and the result was

    download speed: 7.427 Mbps
    upload speed: 0.006 Mbps

    This problem started yesterday and I don't know how to troubleshoot or fix the problem.

    Here is my system and equipment that I am using:

    My provider is cable, Brighthouse, hooked up to their Scientific Atlanta modem and from there it is hooked up to a Belkin Connect N150 wireless router. I am not using the wireless on my laptop but am wired directly to the router.

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  2. TerryNet

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    Whatever your ISP declares it to be (presumably they have configured their network that way). For example, my cable ISP advertises 12 Mbps down, 1 Mbps up.

    I'm not convinced that the results from that Verizon test are reliable for people who do not have Verizon service. How about trying Speedtest.net? Using that what results do you get with a connection to the router, and what do you get with a connection directly to the modem?
     
  3. jiawho

    jiawho Thread Starter

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    Everything is OK, now! It must have been a temporary problem with the cable provider. My download speed is now, 9.57 Mbps and the upload is 0.973 Mbps! Thanks for the info.
     
  4. TerryNet

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    You're welcome. :)

    You can mark this solved using the [​IMG] button at the upper left of the page.
     
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