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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
So I know my internet isn't the best, especially my upload speed.
But every time I upload, say a picture on here to screenshot thread etc, it renders my whole connection useless, and the wireless ceases to work.
(I'm using wire, but my brother complains that he loses connection when I upload stuff)



Is it killing my internet because im maxing out the upload speed?
I never understood why isp's give me 20down, but .5 up /smh
post #2 of 8
Have you tried to use another server on speedtest.net?

Maybe try restarting or reseting the router?

Is it maybe ur wired?
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Those are the speeds I subscribe for, and i've reset the router.
Not sure what the wire would have to do with this, but willing to try it. thumb.gif
post #4 of 8
20mbps down and 0.50 up seems about right... Recently they got new 25mbps/2mbps plans you might be using.

Why is internet speed asymmetrical and upload speed is usually a lot slower? Not sure. The internet was built to be asymmetrical in mind and consumers would always be downloading more than uploading, only recently people starting uploading things like pictures, videos, media creation etc. Asymmetric digital subscriber line was created... with good down speeds but terrible upload speeds (ADSL), cable companies on the other hand play within the same market and could sell the same crappy upload speeds without backlash.. I'm sure there are better upload speeds on the business plans from the ISPs though that cost at a premium.

Or maybe they just want to restrict people from uploading too much with utorrent.
Edited by darksideleader - 7/21/13 at 7:17pm
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Well I've left Robers (rogers) for Teksavvy, mainly do to unlimited bandwidth, speeds are great except for uploading.
I feel like I should at least be getting 2mbps up, I'd prefer 5, but 2 or 3 would suffice haha.

I can't stream gameplay, and uploading photo's etc kills my internet. I should really call them and see if there is a way of increasing this biggrin.gif
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Oh wow, I just checked my isp website. looks like they upgraded their internet packages, but I haven't got the upgrade on my end.
I know I initially signed up for 18down/.5up, but not the same package is 25down/2up, so I will be calling them tomorrow to figure this out!
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by LuminatX View Post

Well I've left Robers (rogers) for Teksavvy, mainly do to unlimited bandwidth, speeds are great except for uploading.
I feel like I should at least be getting 2mbps up, I'd prefer 5, but 2 or 3 would suffice haha.

I can't stream gameplay, and uploading photo's etc kills my internet. I should really call them and see if there is a way of increasing this biggrin.gif

Good luck with that. The only real way to increase your upload speed is to buy a more expensive plan or link several ones together.

Since your in the Hamilton area, the best plan they can give you is a 60/2 plan which still has really crappy upload.

You might want to switch to a vdsl plan, they got much better uploads, 15/10 and 25/10.

FYI, these guys merely reselling Bell, Rogers, Shaw, Cogeco's services in compliance with CRTC rulings and unlimited bandwidth as a hook.
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Well I pay for the "300gb" package, but when I called to ask how I can, or they can monitor how much I've used they told me they don't even know, as rogers hasn't provided them with any monitoring software, so basically every package is unlimited, so long as you don't go super crazing to make even rogers look into it.

But like my last post mentions, I should be getting 25/2 which is better than I have now, and would quite enjoy the boost.
If I find its still not enough I may get the 45/4, we'll see.
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