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Windows 7: High Speed Connection - Low Speed Download?


28 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
High Speed Connection - Low Speed Download?

I have a 2Mb/s connection. At least that is what online speed test shows. But why are my downloads much lower? I mean less than 1Mb/s

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28 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Your connection is 2 megabits per second I assume....that comes out to about 256KB/sec in a browser.

Are you saying you only get 128KB/sec in your browser?
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28 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Yes, and lower. Just does not make sense.
Is something not configured right?
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28 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, one thing that matters is where the download is coming from in location to you. When you have latency on the line, your download speeds will never be as fast as they could be. For example, even if you had a dedicated 10mbps pipe to Europe from the US, at 200ms latency...the most you will get is 2.09mbps across that line. So, you only get 1/5 of your total speed simply due to distance.
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28 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

ok.. thanks for the info.
is there anything else that could be a cause?
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28 Sep 2010   #6

WIN7 Ultimate, 64bit OEM
 
 

^ yes, the ISP's (internet service provider) throttle the hel out the service.
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28 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

mmmm, was hopin someone would not say that
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28 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 | Ubuntu 10.04 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eynestyne View Post
ok.. thanks for the info.
is there anything else that could be a cause?
This may not help, but have you tried unplugging your modem/router/both and plugging them back in? I have that problem on occasion mainly because of faulty hardware, but I would give that a shot.

Also, you could go to speedtest.net and test it with a server located near you.
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29 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

So all internet methods likes dsl/cable are affect by distance from you and your isp?
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