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Hi,

I have two net connections one @ 18M and another @ 10M.

I'm suspecting the service is pretty bad and no where near what I pay for. My max download speed is usually 502Kbps and average is usually at 200Kbps.

I ran this test: http://www.auditmypc.com/internet-speed-test.asp and I receive 3096Kbps for download and 502.6Kps for upload.

Please tell, is this good, as should be, bad, ridiculous, or totally disastrous :normal:

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your download speed depends on the upstream bandwidth of the server you're downloading from and its speed caps per client. same goes for bandwidth test sites... they can only tell you your connection is as fast as they can provide data to it.
 

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I realize. Thanks.

As far as I'm aware, my speeds should be much quicker in general usage. I'm just trying to make sure before I can get the ISP to do something about it.

These are sites that allow more than 1MB download speeds that i am aware of.
 

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is your PC set up for a high speed connection? windows xp by default isn't designed for extremely fast connections... you may need to tweak your MTU and other network-related settings. I'm not quite sure how to do it though, that's not my cup-o-tea. i'm sure one of the TSF experts could tell you how... i wonder if there's a sticky on the forums somewhere...
 

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I haven't found such a sticky. As far as I know, my connection is not symmetric but I pay $58/month for this connection and should receive much more than 5M down and 300Kbps up. Its the upload that counts mainly and I'm aware that most server farms won't supply anywhere near those speeds to individual users but will cap users to handle thousands of users.

At many times I'm only downloading @ 30-90Kbps, which is just a mockery!

I'm not too sure what you mean as in the high-speed connection setup. I've just formatted the HDD about 3 weeks ago and I can't remember setting it up in any special manner yet. Just ADSL broadband through the router with a build in firewall and all ports needed open. Maybe its my kiddy neighbors and their incessant P2P activities thats bogging my bandwidth.


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If you're supposed to have 18mbit service, those results suck! I have Verizon FiOS 15mbit/2mbit service, and this is what I see.

 

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Wow, I've never gone close to those figures with an 18Megabit connection!!

11 months ago I was told my d/l was 18M and u/l 6M. Right now I find it hard to get 300Kbps @ most times. I noticed when downloading Linux flavors that my d/l started off at 60Kbps and made its way up to 600Kbps before dying straight down to 100-250Kbps and staying in between that. I may just as well get a 1M connection and it will probably work better, LOL!

I'm not laughing though, really
 

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There's a lot more to a speed test than simply running it. It depends on where the measuring server is running. Here are two tests on my connection, one to a local server, the other to the site posted. Note there is a big difference in the speeds reported.
 

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AuditmyPC was pretty accurate with my connection... said i had 2960/760 or something, but Kalim's results are definitely way, way off for what he/she pays for. There's no reason his download speeds should be less than mine, when I get higher than 200 kb/s downloading from Maine and I live in southern California.
 

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I was in France yesterday but am in London, UK right now.

Firstly guys, I can hardly ever connect to ImageShack let alone upload and never get into MSN and other IM's and if I do, it reads logged in but I don't be (and the person on the other end looses their freakin mind waiting hours on end for me, while I say I was there but you weren't!!)

I sense a problem, a limiter with my Windows Receiver being optimized for a 512Kbps (etc) connection instead and I'd need to change the values, such as the MTU. So I've downloaded CyberTweak which allows just that.

AuditMyPC test depends on your the access to TCP port 8500 to send/receive packets. Its a very accurate test actually, and very popular for that too. What I got is attached first.

I also downloaded a version of Dan Elwell's Broadband Speed Test and ran the full exhaustive test; different servers all across, pings, downloads etc. What it found is attached and is not decent! I input the values of 18000Kbps d/l and 6000Kbps u/l as what I should be getting. I tried 3 times after 10 minutes each time, just now, after flushin my DNS, repairing my connection, deleting my web/download cache.

Thanks for the help.
 

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FYI, if you post the attachments as JPG files, they're much smaller, and just as clear.
 

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I know, but thats irrelevant to my problem of downloading them @ ~25Kbps.

They were as BMP because MS Photo Editor failed to convert them. "JPEG formatted not supported" being the error. Didn't have time to open other software while at work.
 
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