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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:24 pm 
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Ok my ISP is Comcast. I have the stock motorola modem they gave me at best buy, And i bought a d-link gaming router. For some reason, even though comcast says i can download things at like 10 megs per second, i can only download things at like 200 KB/s. Whats the deal, does my router have a virus or am I just mislead. Thanks for any suggestions 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:42 pm 
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www.speedtest.net

what does that tell you?


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 Post subject: Re: Speed issues
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:29 pm 
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Part of it is the bit vs. byte conversion.
http://www.numion.com/Calculators/Units.html

10 mbps would need to be calculated to KiloByte if that is what is displayed.

Reboot the system, make sure no one or nothing is accessing the internet and run the speedtest.

You should get numbers in the mid to upper 9000 for your line. If not, have them check the modem's health.

Worse case you may need to replace the line, cable ends, splitter, etc.


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he should be getting somewhere in the vicinity of 1200kbs down, i have 5meg internet and i get about 600 kbs down. do the speed test and we'll see if theres a problem


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It could be any number of things. I have seen a bad cable take speeds that should be 12mbs+ down to less than 1.5mbs. I hooked up a new cabe and BAM got over 15mbs. So it may not just be a fitting or splitter


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Ok here it is:

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mecoatwar wrote:
Ok here it is:

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the speed issues are probably not on your end.... my internet is 1/4 the speed of that


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for as much as i despise comcast i cant fault them for the speed of their intertubes. I've seen several occasions when i've hit 1.5MB/s download speeds, the 200k limit you're seeing is most likely being cause by the server you're connecting too. uploading seems to be capped at around 100KB/s though, its adequate but I'd love to see what fios does.


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What you posted looks good. Don't forget that the Powerboost is a temp gain in d/l speed.


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Have you considered:
The time of day you are downloading?
The location of the server relative to you (distance)?
The number of people on your street connected to the same cable line?


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To really push your connection... use a program like uTorrent and download the Ubuntu ISO. That'll show you that the problem is most likely coming from the other end. Most websites only put their upload speeds so fast, because of them not having the resources to pay for higher bandwidth.

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