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Windows 7: difference between the download speed and internet speed?

30 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x63
difference between the download speed and internet speed?

hi! i just wanna ask between the difference of the download speed and the internet speed. because i have a 1.5mb connection i tried at speedtest and when i download i always get a 190-200kbps rate. so its not actually 1.5mb in my download speed even my internet speed is 1.5mbps. is there and calculator what should be my connection if i want my download speed like 1mb per second? thank you very much.

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30 Oct 2013   #2

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

Are you sure you're not getting 190-200KBps? You have to watch because the speed is often stated using different bit rates. When you see 1.5Mbs (lower case b) then it is megabits per second. If you see 190KBs (upper case B) then it's talking kilobytes per second. There are 8 bits in a byte so you really need to multiply the KBs number by 8 to determine the megabits or divide the Mbs number by 8 to determine the megabyte number.

In your case 200KBs multiplied by 8 is 1600Kbs or 1.6Mbs.
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30 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu

Firstly the advertised rate is normally a maximum, not an actual rate - An advertised rate of 10 meg will often provide far less than this, indeed it will normally be sold as "Up to" 10Mb/s.

Second, The advertised rate is in often in Megabits/Second whilst the download speed is quoted in MegaBytes/second - as there are 8 bits in a byte, the download speed will often show as one eighth of the internet speed

Either or both of these could be responsible for your results
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30 Oct 2013   #4
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

You are also dependent on the general traffic on the net and the speed (or possible congestion) of the server from where you download. I myself have also seen great varietions.
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30 Oct 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x63

i understand now! i love you guys! thank you very much!
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