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Speed test sites saying I download at 5 Mbps when I have a 15 Mbps connection?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by SPL Tech, Sep 9, 2007.

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  1. SPL Tech

    SPL Tech Thread Starter

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    I currently have a 15 Mbps down / 1.5 Mbps up cable Internet connection. However when I go to www.speedtest.net or www.speakeasy.net to test the speed of the connection its only showing like 5 Mbps down / 400 Kbps up speed. But when I download a file it downloads at about 1,400 KBps (note that I said KILOBYTES per second not bits (as in 1,400 KBps = 11.2 Mbps)).

    Anyway why do the down / upload speeds on the test sites suck but real file downloads are fast?
     
  2. Nick`

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    They just do, don't worry about it.
     
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