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Hello, im having an issue with my internet service.. i've using several speed testing sites and they all say im pulling around 1.3 mbps.

My issue is when every downloading a game either on origin, steam, or any file online im capping out at 163Kbps. any ideas what going on.

I recently switched backed to ATT because i couldnt afford the $60/ month cable internet.. Any help would be great.
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Hello, im having an issue with my internet service.. i've using several speed testing sites and they all say im pulling around 1.3 mbps.
My issue is when every downloading a game either on origin, steam, or any file online im capping out at 163Kbps. any ideas what going on.
I recently switched backed to ATT because i couldnt afford the $60/ month cable internet.. Any help would be great.

1.3 mbps download speed will pull down pretty much exactly what you're getting.. 163 kbps. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news redface.gif
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1.3 mbps download speed will pull down pretty much exactly what you're getting.. 163 kbps. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news redface.gif

i thought 1000 kb= 1 mb?
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Usually its m(Bit)ps and k(byte)ps, 8 bits per byte, 163KByte (x 8)=1.304MBit.

Origin, Steam, ect tend to use KByte's and SpeedTest MBit's.
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Internet bandwidth speed does not show what you will get when downloading a game, movie, or program. My internet speed is 28mbps. My game DL speed is @ 3.1mbps.
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well thats depressing. frown.gif thanks for the info guys
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Internet plans are in Megabits per seconds (Mb/s).

When you download a file, it is MegaBytes per second (MB/s).

To convert Mb/s to MB/s, divide Mb/s by 8 because there are 8 bits in one Byte.
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