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Windows 7: Doesn't download files on full speed!


31 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 
Doesn't download files on full speed!

Hey guys. I got 10MB internet speed. So Im suppose to download on a average speed of 1.2MBPS.

But all I get is about 100-300KBPS!! WHY?!
I am connected with a cable to my router (ADSL).
What's wrong?

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31 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

1st, you have ADSL, you can't expect the maximum amount under any circumstance.
2nd, your connection is only as fast as the slowest link in the chain.
3rd, Your math is backwards. 10MBPS (megabits per second) = 1.2MB/s (megabytes per second), not the other way around.
4th, check your ISP and what they actually guarantee your minimum to be. In your case, it may only be that they guarantee 2.4mbps (300kb/s) and allow for 10mbps bursts.
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01 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

Why? What's wrong with ADSL? Would you recommend anything else?
And yes it's just like I said it. In my country 10MB internet connection equals 1.2MBPS downloads. And I downloaded in that speed many many times!
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01 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BDani View Post
Why? What's wrong with ADSL? Would you recommend anything else?
And yes it's just like I said it. In my country 10MB internet connection equals 1.2MBPS downloads. And I downloaded in that speed many many times!
There's nothing WRONG with ADSL, per se. The technology behind it gives your ISP room to say what you COULD get and what you will ACTUALLY get. To clarify, are we talking about ADSL, ADSL over POTS/ISDN, ADSL2, ADSL Lite, RE-ADSL, or ADSL2+/M?

And the OCD in me really needs to correct your MB/MBPS abbreviations.

MB/s = megaBYTES per second
MBPS = megaBITS per second
byte = eight bits

MBPS is 8x the rate of MB/s or MB/s is 1/8 the rate of MBPS (1MB/s = 8MBPS) Flip it around to 10MBPS/1.2MB/s and I'll be able to rest easy.

And I think you missed what I said about guaranteed speed. My ISP, for example says I am capable of a max of 20MBPS at any given time, but my speeds will vary. Right there, that phrase is very much key. If they say your guaranteed rate is xxx mbps then you have a case. Typically, that's only good with fiber-type connections (Cable, FiOS, etc). xDSL-based connections rely on older technologies much more and literally your mileage will not only vary, but pay an important role in your speeds. If person A has a 10mbps plan and is 2 miles from a central office (CO) and person B has the same plan and is 10 miles from a central office (and there are 3,000 others between them with various plans), person A can expect speeds closer to their plan stated speed and have it be MUCH higher than the minimum guaranteed by their provider than person B who is not only farther but there are 3,000 others who are also getting into that CO.

In summary, my suggestion is to:

1) Check your agreement. What is the actual MINIMUM GUARANTEED SPEED your ISP has agreed to give you. If this is higher than the speeds your are achieving, move to #2.

2) Check your hardware. Do you have a router between your PC and your Modem? If so, try removing it and seeing if your speeds return to normal. Run a speed test (Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test) and see what you are capable of getting. Just because you download from one particular site or group of sites doesn't mean your speed is like that everywhere.

3) Contact your ISP. If you are not getting the minimum speeds there may be something wrong that is out of your control. If they do not help you, threaten to switch.
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03 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 



Well?
I just installed Internet Download Manager and now I download on a megabye point two (1.2) per second.


but still I wonder why it were so slow with the firefox downloader...
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03 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BDani View Post


Well?
I just installed Internet Download Manager and now I download on a megabye point two (1.2) per second.


but still I wonder why it were so slow with the firefox downloader...
IDM uses multiple connections at the same time and starts downloading the file at set positions within the file. (5 connections, each downloading 20%)

If Speedtest is working just fine, then I think whomever you're downloading from just can't give you the max you can get. Remember, it's only as fast as the slowest link in the proverbial download chain. And given the nature of the Internet in Egypt, if your ISP ever has to route through Egypt, you may be taking hits as it attempts to redirect through other channels, thus slowing you down.
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03 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnathan Lyman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BDani View Post
Why? What's wrong with ADSL? Would you recommend anything else?
And yes it's just like I said it. In my country 10MB internet connection equals 1.2MBPS downloads. And I downloaded in that speed many many times!
There's nothing WRONG with ADSL, per se. The technology behind it gives your ISP room to say what you COULD get and what you will ACTUALLY get. To clarify, are we talking about ADSL, ADSL over POTS/ISDN, ADSL2, ADSL Lite, RE-ADSL, or ADSL2+/M?

And the OCD in me really needs to correct your MB/MBPS abbreviations.

MB/s = megaBYTES per second
MBPS = megaBITS per second
byte = eight bits

MBPS is 8x the rate of MB/s or MB/s is 1/8 the rate of MBPS (1MB/s = 8MBPS) Flip it around to 10MBPS/1.2MB/s and I'll be able to rest easy.
Actually, MBPS and MB/s are the same thing.
Mb and MB are different, note one is 2 caps and 1 is cap with lowercase.
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03 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Many factors are in play here.
Here are three...

1.) Remember, you can only download as fast as the server can upload per connection.
Example: If I were to have a dedicated direct connection to BDani to get a file, I would only be able to download it at a maximum of 0.49Mb/s, because thats as fast as they can sent it up.

2.) And as Johnathan states, you can also go as fast as the slowest link.

3.) And as usual, the ISP normally throttles bandwith on a single connection on port 80 anyway.
This is to allow many hundreds of users to have a consistant speed at any one, and not have some bandwidth hog make everyone else slow, because he wants to watch LOLCats on youTube.
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04 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnathan Lyman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BDani View Post
Why? What's wrong with ADSL? Would you recommend anything else?
And yes it's just like I said it. In my country 10MB internet connection equals 1.2MBPS downloads. And I downloaded in that speed many many times!
There's nothing WRONG with ADSL, per se. The technology behind it gives your ISP room to say what you COULD get and what you will ACTUALLY get. To clarify, are we talking about ADSL, ADSL over POTS/ISDN, ADSL2, ADSL Lite, RE-ADSL, or ADSL2+/M?

And the OCD in me really needs to correct your MB/MBPS abbreviations.

MB/s = megaBYTES per second
MBPS = megaBITS per second
byte = eight bits

MBPS is 8x the rate of MB/s or MB/s is 1/8 the rate of MBPS (1MB/s = 8MBPS) Flip it around to 10MBPS/1.2MB/s and I'll be able to rest easy.
Actually, MBPS and MB/s are the same thing.
Mb and MB are different, note one is 2 caps and 1 is cap with lowercase.
It was my mistake to put Mbps in caps.

Source: Data rate units - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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04 Feb 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

thank you guys
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