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What is limiting my connection?

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I have Cogeco Internet up here in Canada. 15meg service. (on speed test i get 10-13MB/S speed, so the speed is there)

Running a wireless network:
Router:WRT160N
Modem:RCA DCM425
Wireless card: 802.11N (unsure model)

Seems like the most i can download at any given time is 1.7-1.8MB/S

Weather it is one file @1.7 or 3 files each @ 600Kb/s
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Sometimes it's not your network that's the limiting factor. It's the servers at wherever your download from.
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Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
Sometimes it's not your network that's the limiting factor. It's the servers at wherever your download from.
Yeah, I understand that,(you can only d/l as fast as someone can upload) but for instance right now I have 4 games d/ling on steam, and 22 files on firefox. Add all the speeds up, and it wont go over 1.8mb/s

Edit***
Lets say I'm d/l from fileserve at 1.7mb/s, then I find something else VIA megaupload and start d/ling from them as well, the file serve file will drop down to say 1mb/s and the Megaupload will d/l at 700 kb/s.
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If your rated speed is 15mbps, and your DLing at ~1.8MBps.... that sound
about right to me. I don't understand what your issue is.
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Speed sounds about right, I think you are mixing bits with bytes....
 
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post #6 of 6
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AWW, crap, i think you guys are right. just to confirm though, here are two picture. I hate bits and bytes lol +reped



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