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Windows 7: Internet Speed not being what's advertised?

26 Sep 2012   #11
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I asked before how do I run the tuner? I get the window showing my wifi settings but there isn't anything that says tune it at all..


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27 Sep 2012   #12
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thepivotstudent View Post
I asked before how do I run the tuner? I get the window showing my wifi settings but there isn't anything that says tune it at all..
If you can't figure out that Gui then perhaps you should leave well enough alone and call your ISP.

I've always done all wired networking. So I'm not the one to help with WiFi.

Good luck with it.
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27 Sep 2012   #13
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Seems like I have to call them then.
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27 Sep 2012   #14
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

FWIW:

bits and bytes are much different. some quote the rate in bits per second and many people are looking at bytes per seconds. This accounts for the 10:1 ratio.

We had the same discussions back in the 300bps modem days when that means 300 bits per second, which translates to about 30 bytes (or characters) per second..


Rich
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27 Sep 2012   #15
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Conversion calculator for Bits to Bytes: SpeedGuide.net :: Bits/Bytes Calculator
Your Download is messured in BITS that is about 1 Mbps which is about 122 KBps.
Notice uppercase "B" (Byte) and the lowercase "b" (bit). Both screenshots show the speed in bits.
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28 Sep 2012   #16
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

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Can you get me a speed test for 1 MegaBYTE? Because I was promised from 900 KiloBYTES to 1.2 MegaBYTES...
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28 Sep 2012   #17
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

I doubt that. All ISPs use bits not bytes. Who is your ISP?

In order to get 1 Megabyte down you would need a 10 megabit connection. If you were to have that kind of connection it would have been labeled as 10 megabit, not 1 megabyte.
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29 Sep 2012   #18
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

...Something is wrong here..When I set up my internet connection with Verizon I was told to have speeds of 900 Kilobytes to 1.2 Megabytes per second. If the speed test is correct, then is my ISP incorrect?
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29 Sep 2012   #19
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

It was most likely miss-communicated to you.
To be getting 1 MBps you would be spending well over $30/month on it alone.
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30 Sep 2012   #20
IPexpress

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

The speed of a DSL link is measure in multiples of bits per second, while your file download speeds are measure in multiples of bytes per second. 1 Byte is 8 bits, so if you are getting 1Mbps (bits per second) then that is equivalent to 1,000,000 bits / 8 bits (or one byte) = 125,000 bits per second or 125 Kilobytes. So your 100KBps is not that far off the mark.

If you want to have faster downloads then you would need to upgrade your ADSL. If you wanted 1 Megabyte per second download then you would need a broadband ADSL link of around 8Mbps or greater.
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