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Download speed seems to be capped


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#1 babicz

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:40 PM

I'm wondering why my download speeds never exceed 1.4 MB/s; it seems as if it is capped at that point. My reasoning behind that is that when downloading from a strong source, my download speed with explode and suddenly stop at 1.4 MB/s. Any reason why this might be? Is this normal for my setup?

Examples include downloading a game from Steam: 1.4 MB/s max. Downloading through Vuze: 1.4 MB/s max (I'm all port forwarded and everything). Downloading from Microsoft, or another high download-speed website: never exceeds 1.4 MB/s.

Running off my desktop with an N adapter, and connected to a G network. I don't recall ever exceeding 1.4 MB/s

Thanks for any info/ideas!

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:31 PM

All ISP connections are sold and rated by a maximum speed. From your speed I would guess you are using DSL? The only way to get more bandwidth is to contact your ISP and move to a plan that offers more bandwidth.
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:30 AM

All ISP connections are sold and rated by a maximum speed. From your speed I would guess you are using DSL? The only way to get more bandwidth is to contact your ISP and move to a plan that offers more bandwidth.


I'm running with ATT and they have a 12 megabit/s monthly package (= 1.5 mega bytes) so no doubt that is the reason. Thanks for the reply

Edited by babicz, 31 January 2012 - 12:30 AM.





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