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Why are my dl's capped at 600 KB/sec?

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#1 thrax45


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Posted 16 December 2010 - 06:12 PM

My speakeasy speed test is 23.54 Mbps download and .90 Mbps upload. My test from speedtest.net is 14.64 Mb/s download and .94 Mb/s upload. I just upgraded from Road Runner to Road Runner Turbo with gives you 8 Mbps download. Why can I only download at 600 KB/sec? (Whenever I download files the mozilla firefox dl manager shows that the speed never excedes 600/KB/sec roughly)

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#2 NpaMA


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Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:51 PM

Notice the difference in kB/s and mb/s the B has a big difference. 8mbps is roughly ~976 kB/s. So if you're pulling a steady 600kB/s you're in good shape. Once you figure in congestion, internet routing, and other devices on your network 600kB/s is what I'd expect.

It's all about the bits and bytes :P

Speedtests will show higher because your ISP is using "boost" which allows for small file downloads(like less then 5mb) and web browsing to get temporary speed increases to 15-20mb/s when the network load is low.

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