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My download speed is low for some reason

By psyduck6199
Jun 30, 2009
  1. my speed test shows this result but my download speed is very low for some reason. its around 100kb/s-200kb/s only. can any1 tell me why is that?
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  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,387   +105

    See I don't use DSLReports to tell me what my download and upload speeds are? speedtest.net pretty good. speedtest.comcast.net has one too. Speakeasy also.

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    Remember if your testing in the day the speed will be not the same at 3am.
     
  3. psyduck6199

    psyduck6199 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    but still no matter where i test from there cant b a big difference like that rite?
     
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    That picture looks like it says 1171 kb/s download.
     
  5. psyduck6199

    psyduck6199 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ya i know thats what the speed test says but when i download somthing the speed is 100-200 kb/s only.
     
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Is it supposed to be faster? Do you by any chance know that download speed can also depend on the server's upload speeds? I was under the impression 200 is just fine for most download links.
     
  7. psyduck6199

    psyduck6199 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i think it is supposed to be higher because when i first got my internet it used to be around 300kb/s and i dont think it is because of the server upload speed
     
  8. Stick'o ram

    Stick'o ram TS Rookie Posts: 178

    Are you a high bandwidth user? Most ISP's have a maximum bandwidth amount each month or billing cycle, if you exceed your allotment then they might curb your speeds to bring your usage back into check.
     
  9. psyduck6199

    psyduck6199 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ya i do use a lot of bandwidth....
     
  10. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,387   +105

    What's your rated download and upload speed you pay for from your ISP? Let's start there...
     
  11. psyduck6199

    psyduck6199 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    huh....i have no idea what u mean. what do u mena my rated download and upload rate?
     
  12. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,387   +105

    What do you pay for downloading and uploading from who you get you service from. Do you know what your paying for?

    Download
    Upload

    What are you suppose to be getting from the company you pay for internet from?
     
  13. psyduck6199

    psyduck6199 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    oh....i have no idea because my dad pays for it....
     
  14. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Well you could ask him, I think.
    I don't really think this is a problem really.
     
  15. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,387   +105

    Ask you dad when you get a chance? But I bet he has no idea? You would be surprise how many people don't know what they're paying for. I get this question all the time. Speed is only one factor. If the modem is old and the router is not performing correctly or the network internal card inside your computer is old then these are areas that would need to address. Have you ever updated the firmware in the router or the drivers on your computer network card?
     
  16. psyduck6199

    psyduck6199 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it cant b old because we just bought it like 3 months ago
    its a 2wire wireless modem. there is computer in my dad's room and a computer in my room. i use a belkin 54mbps network adapter for internet
     
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