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Anyone else notice that their connection has been much slower than usual lately? Or is it just me? Currently using Charter Plus (18Mbps) of Southern Wisconsin, USA. My download speeds are barely 2Mbps. Something is wrong.

I have reset and unplugged/powered-on my cable modem to no avail.
    
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Originally Posted by UrbanSmooth View Post
Anyone else notice that their connection has been much slower than usual lately? Or is it just me? Currently using Charter Plus (18Mbps) of Southern Wisconsin, USA. My download speeds are barely 2Mbps. Something is wrong.

I have reset and unplugged/powered-on my cable modem to no avail.
Do you use BT or a lot of bandwidth? They are probably throttling you.
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Anyone else notice that their connection has been much slower than usual lately? Or is it just me? Currently using Charter Plus (18Mbps) of Southern Wisconsin, USA. My download speeds are barely 2Mbps. Something is wrong.

I have reset and unplugged/powered-on my cable modem to no avail.
That's the correct speed you should be getting.
     
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Do you use BT or a lot of bandwidth? They are probably throttling you.
Nope.

Just Firefox and, when I want to play MW2, Steam.
    
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post #5 of 10
divide 18mbps by 8, then you get around 2.25. You are calcuating in bits, you measure data from places such as chrome or bittorrent in bytes.

A bit is a "1" or a "0"

A byte is like:
10010101

You were counting the 18 mbps as the bits, not the bytes.

Hope this helps! Yeah, it is a way for internet providers to screw you over...
post #6 of 10
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That's the correct speed you should be getting.
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Originally Posted by noak View Post
divide 18mbps by 8, then you get around 2.25. You are calcuating in bits, you measure data from places such as chrome or bittorrent in bytes.

A bit is a "1" or a "0"

A byte is like:
10010101

You were counting the 18 mbps as the bits, not the bytes.

Hope this helps! Yeah, it is a way for internet providers to screw you over...
I beg to differ. Look at this crap:


Just ran that one. It's quite low.
    
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The problem is he said he signed up for 18 MBPS and is getting 2 MBPS.

Now if he said he signed up for 18 MBPS and is getting 2 MB/s that would be different. And don't most speed tests measure in mpbs anyway?
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Yeah, it is a way for internet providers to screw you over...
No, it's just the way things are. There are reasons why speed is measured in bits and not bytes.
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two weeks ago my speeds where about half speed of what they where and I had some disconnections. I went to my ISP switched the router out and then I was getting full speed again. I thought it was my router but then I connected directly to the modem and then realized it was router. Might not help just telling my story.
 
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I'm currently using a Belkin Wireless Six Router connected to the cable modem that my ISP provided. I'm not using the Wireless signal on the main rig here, that's for the HTPC and laptop.

However, I do have the main rig hooked up to the wireless router, as it is closer to the main rig than the cable modem. Perhaps it is the router, but, what would you all suggest that I upgrade it to, if this is the case?
    
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