Why do I always download so slowly...

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by RTMWTF, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. RTMWTF

    RTMWTF Guest

    I am running DSL and every online bandwidth test (however accurate these tests are) says I am at 1.1mb/sec. It can vary, but I'm always above 800kb/sec.

    I NEVER download anywhere close to these rates. Sure, it depends on the server, but I NEVER download faster than 180kb/sec. I downloaded 180kb/sec when I was downloading a torrent.

    What is up with this? Why do I see people in OTAH downloading at 400kb/sec when I'm downloading the same thing at 80kb/sec?
     
  2. piratepenguin

    piratepenguin New Member

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    Are you sure the tests don't say it's a 1.1 megabit line etc?

    You have to divide that by eight to get your megabytes per sec (eight bits in a byte).
     
  3. RTMWTF

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    No, I am describing actual megabytes per second and kilobytes per second.
     
  4. PFC Lowell

    PFC Lowell Velox et Mortifer

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    you do not have an 8megabit dsl connection, unless you live next door to the ISP.
    You have a 1.1mbit dsl line, divide that by zero and that is generally the max you will download something (dont forget to include connection latency and server-time latency.)
     
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    lol, you trying to make him crash or something? :p

    eight ;)
     
  6. Clarity

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    no, hes going for inifinity speed :bowdown:
     
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    Go here http://www.dslreports.com/stest and use the speakeasy server, then post your results. Here is what I got.

    dslreports.com speed test result on 2006-10-09 01:56:10 EST:
    10624 / 1176
    Your download speed : 10624 kbps or 1328 KB/sec.

    Your upload speed : 1176 kbps or 147 KB/sec.

    And just to confirm here I am downloading from usenet.

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