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Windows 7: Download Speed in Windows 7

23 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Download Speed in Windows 7

I'm using a 2Wire Router.

It says my download speed is 2MBPS. However when I download things such as CDs or Movies. My speed usually tops out at 120kbps. Is there a cap or something in Windows 7? or am I just really lost.


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23 Aug 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Open msconfig/startup ... disable everything but your antivirus, reboot and recheck your speed... if your speed increases, then you know that your problem is with a startup program.. begin to add only the necessary programs one by one until/if you find the offending entry... Let us know how it goes...
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23 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

That's what it says now, and after doing that. It's still the same.


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23 Aug 2010   #4

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Try running Speedtest.
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23 Aug 2010   #5

 

You may just be misunderstanding how it works. Your adverised 2MBPS connection is actually 2 megabits per second, probably with an "up to" qualifier.. it translates to a maximum total bandwidth of roughly 250 kilobytes per second, which are the units displayed when downloading something from your browser.. if you're getting half that, you're doing better than most. My neighbors are paying for a 15 Mbps connection and are lucky if they get 1/3 that (600-700 KB/s on a connection that should max out at over 2MB/s). It also depends on the server your downloading from and the time of day. Internet connections are always much faster in the middle of the night than the are at 4:30pm..
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23 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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23 Aug 2010   #7

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I think that is about the best you can expect with the plan you have...
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23 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

So it's normal to have at max 120-130 kbps?
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23 Aug 2010   #9

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Sounds like you need to talk to your internet provider and upgrade your service if possible.
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23 Aug 2010   #10

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
So it's normal to have at max 120-130 kbps?
If you're paying for a 2 Mbps connection and getting 125 KB/s download speeds, you're right about average. It's pretty rare to get more than about 60-70% of your total bandwidth from a single download
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