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sometimes it depends on the time of day, at night around 0130-0300 I can stay steady at 3MBps. At 1430 when most of the kiddies are out of school and the player's online peaks my downloads are god awful slow.
    
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If you have Comcast, this could be due to the power boost feature. Another thing that could be causing it is due to bandwidth throttling. Comcast is throttling downloads/uploads so if you download/upload at the maximum speed for more than 15 minutes, then your download/upload drops to 50% respectively (http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Comcast-...news-5052.html).
post #33 of 42
sounds like Powerboost.

what is your plan? because 30Mbps is 3.75 theoretically, and Powerboost will stop after a few mins or so. those few minutes will be active though in Speedtest.net and other speedtests so your reported speed will be higher.

for example



we pay for 18/2. this is with Powerboost on. a 33% or so increase in speeds

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If you have Comcast, this could be due to the power boost feature. Another thing that could be causing it is due to bandwidth throttling. Comcast is throttling downloads/uploads so if you download/upload at the maximum speed for more than 15 minutes, then your download/upload drops to 50% respectively (http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Comcast-...news-5052.html).
oh come on. caps or throttling. pick one... i swear these ISPs treat you like you're the one who should be grateful you get to even access the internet :S

jeez that's messed up...
Edited by -iceblade^ - 5/17/11 at 10:58am
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QQ

Op is lucky his internet is that fast.

2.5m connection right here.
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Yeah, funny story, I'm actually paying for 12mbps.....
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QQ

Op is lucky his internet is that fast.

2.5m connection right here.
Your in California.... buy faster internets!

gah my speeds are so slow....

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I have the fastest I can get.

Comcast is down 1/2 the time, so ATT dsl is only option.
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Quote:
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I have the fastest I can get.

Comcast is down 1/2 the time, so ATT dsl is only option.
No Uverse there yet?
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Nope.
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The fastest download I've had w/ steam is when I download > 5 games each connection slowed down to 1.5~1.7 MB/s till my bandwidth is utilized.
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