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Windows 7: Slow download speeds

22 Nov 2010   #11

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Just for your information in case you want to see if you get what you are paying for: 12 Mbps line has a top download speed about 1.4 kBps.

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22 Nov 2010   #12

windows 7 ultimate x84
 
 

its strange it was going fast earlier, when i reset. but now its back at around 150 Kb/s. but it all checks out on speednet.com so maybe there is something wrong here. Ill mess around tonight and if the problem still exists ill post back in the morning.

Thank You!
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22 Nov 2010   #13

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Oh yes, another thing I think is worth mentioning...
You'll notice your upstream is always slower than your downstream.
Downstream traffic at your machine has to be getting it from somewhere. That somewhere must upstream.
Therefore, your downstream can only go as fast as the host can upstream.
This is true if the host is unicasting. Most likely it is.

Websurfing is generally unicast.
Your download speed would be (hypothetical numbers here) 100kbps, as that is as fast as they can upstream data.

Torrenting, is multicast.
If you torrent something (legally) you'l have much improved download speeds.
Lets assume Host A,B and C are uploading as fast as they can, so you're downloading (more hypothetical numbers here) at 50 kbps from host A, 100 kbps from host B, 110kbps from host C.
Therefore, your download speed is a hypothetical 50+100+110=260kbps.
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23 Nov 2010   #14

windows 7 ultimate x84
 
 

ohh so torrent can actually be faster? ill defenetly give it a try.

and i think problem is solved. it had to do with my speeds i was paying for, and i upgraded to 12 megabits.

Thank you all so much for your help and advice!!
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23 Nov 2010   #15

windows 7 ultimate x84
 
 

how do i mark as solved?
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23 Nov 2010   #16

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

It wont be 'faster', it will just utilize your available bandwidth...
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24 Nov 2010   #17

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gebreab View Post
how do i mark as solved?
click the red triangle at top-right and write 'solved' in the box.

the mods/admins will see it and mark it for you.
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24 Nov 2010   #18

windows 7 ultimate x84
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
It wont be 'faster', it will just utilize your available bandwidth...

kk thanks!
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