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I get an average of 20-30 mb/s on speetest.net. Shouldn't I be able to do better? This is my networks hardware:

Network AdapterIntel(R) 82578DC Gigabit Network Connection

Router: Linksys 54GL

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20 mb/s = 2.5 MB/s

there is a big difference between bits and bytes

edit: do you have comcast or any other ISP that has speedboost? That would explain why you are getting 30 mb/s on speed test.

What is your service plan? 16down 4up?
Edited by sexybastard - 4/3/11 at 9:17pm
post #3 of 28
Its the server you are downloading from.
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is there a website where you can do a real test for downloading. like download a big packet/file and see your actual capabilities?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sexybastard;12991902 
20 mb/s = 2.5 MB/s

there is a big difference between bits and bytes

edit: do you have comcast or any other ISP that has speedboost? That would explain why you are getting 30 mb/s on speed test.

What is your service plan? 16down 4up?

comcast

I pay for the up to 7mb/s but I get a wonderful connection. I didnt opt in for speedboost:D
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hondais1;12991979 
comcast

I pay for the up to 7mb/s but I get a wonderful connection. I didnt opt in for speedboost:D

lol you don't opt in for speedboost. its apart of their network so you get it no matter what.

Never heard of a comcast 7 mb/s plan. if you get 1.8 MB/s constant when downloading large files you probably have 16 mb/s plan.

If you want to test out your connection download 3dmark06 from major geeks (they have fast servers) and see what you max out at.

I have the 50 mb/s plan so I download at 6.25 MB/s.
post #7 of 28
Most isp's have a turbo boost for short downloads (like your speedtest), and your maxing out at 15 Mbp/s (1.8 MB/s) on actual downloads.
Edited by JedixJarf - 4/3/11 at 9:30pm
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A year ago verizon came to my house and said they upped the download bandwith to an additional 1 MB/s. Well, my internet bandwith still sucks. Whenever my brothers steal my PS3 to play black ops I am forced to get off of OCN and play metro or something. Yes, that is how much my internetz sucks
post #9 of 28
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well, I get a max of 1.8 mb/s from utorrent or if I download itunes. I got Comcast about 6 months ago and the 7mb/s was one of their plans at that time. I could have gotten the 10 mb/s but that was an extra $15. I pay 34.95 per month.

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post #10 of 28
its the servers, if your downloading games and such, its the sending server thats slow, not your net
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