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Limited speed?

By bielius
Feb 22, 2009
  1. i have a speed of 1.76bit per second+or more(on www.bandwidthplace.com) <- is it only in USA?
    on www.speedtest.net it shows-
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    ^^ there is no server near me, so it's about 100km from where i live.
    on torrents, there are MANY seeds but it downloads only 300-390kbps.
    same on IE7. mayby there's some limits that can only do 400 kbps?
    thanks!
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    So are you having trouble opening up or connecting to Internet pages? I'm running 4000 kb/s 233kb/s. Your router can affect Internet speeds too
     
  3. jdillman1502

    jdillman1502 TS Enthusiast Posts: 120

    Well, your actual download speed is about 1/8 of what your service speed is.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    jdillman1502,
    what should a good percentage be between download speed and the service speed?
     
  5. jdillman1502

    jdillman1502 TS Enthusiast Posts: 120

    Typically... whatever speed your ISP has your service at, figure 1/8 that for actual download speed. For example, if you have a 3MBps service, you acutally download at about 350k at best. Other limiting factors are present... like the upload speed of the server you are downloading from, network traffic, etc.
     
  6. bielius

    bielius TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 211   +14

    but is it possible to make more than 1/8 speed? btw i dont use wireless, i use wire, so max speed on my internet chip is 10/100mbps speed. thanks!
     
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,311   +617

    so max speed on my internet chip is 10/100mbps speed.​
    you'll NEVER hit that as ethernet real limit is ~70% of those values due to the
    contention network design.

    btw: I have a good rate at ISP rate 9751kbps / 980kbps using a 100m nic
     
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,704   +397

    Pay attention to UNITS!

    Mbits is not the same as MBytes. 8 bits per byte.
     
  9. jdillman1502

    jdillman1502 TS Enthusiast Posts: 120

    Exactly like SNG said... thats why you only see a transfer rate of about 1/8 your service speed. Like Jo said, your limiting factor on transfer speed will never be your LAN connection, unless there is some type of hardware trouble or you have a service speed that is ridiculous (several $1000's per month cost, and not available to residential as far as I know ;) ).
     
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