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Windows 7: Downstream and Upstream

26 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Downstream and Upstream

Downstream and Upstream.

Whats that? some tech came by saying i should get my internet from 10mb to 4mb, because the downstream was low and i would get a better connection if i'd get the 4mb version.

He said it was something about the delay that the internet takes to refuel. I thought it was a bunch of crap just so he could get the 10mb to someone else, but i came here to be sure.

So whats Upstream and downstream, and is it true what he said?

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26 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux

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26 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

I wouldn't listen to your tech....
Going from 10 Mbps to 4 Mbps is a downgrade. It will be slooooooooower.
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26 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Upstream is data that flows from your computer to the web, and downstream is data that flows from the web to your computer. Because you typically download more information than you upload, the download speed is generally higher.

The tech is spouting a load of rubbish. The delay that the internet takes to refuel? Sure, the internet can have delays, but it's not for refuelling. Delays are caused primarily by server load and traffic level (and the path that the data follows between your machine and the server), although in most cases delays should not be noticeable.

I agree. Don't listen to the tech, especially if s/he comes up with this refuelling claptrap. Why would you want to downgrade your connection?
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26 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64

Also, in theory, i have two wireless modems.
One is a N Wireless Router and the other one is a G i think. The thing is one transfers at 300 MBPS and the other at 54 MBPS . So, the signal strength would be calculated with MBPS x Signal strength right? Like 50% x 300?

So in theory, a 20% signal from the 300 MBPS Modem would be better then a 50% signal from the other modem? And does the signal really matter for a 10 MB connection?
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