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Hi guys basically i bene using windows XP and i have been recieveing 13MB broadband speeds on tests, but i been paying for 20! so needless to say i have been ringing up my ISp alot to get some answers, with no prevail...

that is until i installed windows vista yesterday and saw my speeds shoot up to over 18MB!!! HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE??

also i noticed up until a few weeks ago, i could only attain 1MB/s download speeds, but then i started getting 1.4MB/s speeds, so i was chuffed...so is it that installing vista has given me the higher speeds, or is it that my ISP has been improving my speeds over past couple weeks?
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post #2 of 9
i read this article awhile back, it doesn't state complete networking enhancements but it talks about increase in speed with bit torrent....if thats what your referring to has downloading

http://www.istartedsomething.com/200...rrents-faster/
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hmm i got the increase in download speeds BEFORE i installed vista, but the interesting thing was i got about 5MB more in speed tests using vista, as apposed to using XP
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post #4 of 9
XP isn't natively optimized for Broadband Speeds over 512K, Vista is. If you never tried optimizing your MTU/RWIN in XP, then that would explain your boost in Vista.
post #5 of 9
I guarantee your contract with your ISP says speeds UP TO 20....

They do not guarantee you will average that speed, they only guarantee that you could get speeds up to that speed.
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yea but chili dont you find it wierd that up until now, and i have used optimizing methods both from internet and from my ISP themselfs, that my broadband has maxed out at 13mb, but soon as i get vista i get over 18mb?
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post #7 of 9
Your broadband provider is Virgin Media, correct? I also use Virgin Media, the speeds increase and drop at any time they feel like it. At the weekends you are going to slow to a crawl and during the week you will be fine unless you've downloaded about 2GB or more.

OS has nothing to do with it.
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post #8 of 9
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hmm its just strange rackerz, literally for months i been doing speed tests, when downloaded nothin, when i downloaded 20 GB, and always got 13Mb

but now soon as i get vista, bang 18MB on speed tests...
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post #9 of 9
It could be Vista, but it's not unlike Virgin's speed to suddenly increase, they have been sorting the network out a lot with all the complaints they are getting.
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