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Can my router handle 50/50mbit?

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    i got a Buffalo AirStation WHR G-125 router and i am wondering if it's can handle my new 50/50mbit connection sinces µTorrent max downloads with 3.0MB/s :wtf:
     
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    first, 50 megabits/second = ~6.25megabytes/second

    and yea your router can handle the connection :toast:
     
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    Wireless G supplies 54Mbps, which is 27Mbps one way, or 3.375MBps, which is what you are getting.
     
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    i took these two tests one without router and the other with, because my download won't go over 30mbit :S

    Test without router:
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    Test with router:
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    i think i will contact my isp tomorrow at 8:00am and say there most be something wrong here.
     
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    they are just going to tell you to deal with it basically, if you read somewhere on your service agreement it says something along the lines of actual speed may vary depending on blahhblahhblahh :(
     
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    Try another speedtest server. Maybe that one can't push 50mb/s?
     
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    no no no, Phxprovost it's fibernet så i should get the full connection, that's what they say, and at my old 25/25mbit i got atleast 30/30mbit so there most be something wrong here, since it's only my download that's limited and not my upload :p
     
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    As suggested, it is very likely that the speed test server can't push data to you any faster, the same is likely true of utorrent. To get it to go much higher than 3MB/s you really have to tweak it out, with a huge number of connections going(remember each connection is probably only running at about 0.1MB/s on average, or maybe even less).

    Plus, with utorrent, the router has to be able to handle that number of connections, which most consumer routers are not capable of.

    Just to give you an idea of what we are talking about with different speed test servers giving different results:

    Here is my connection when testing on one server:
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    And here is my connection when testing on a different server roughly the same distance away:
    [​IMG]
     
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    even on speedtest.net my dl keeps hitting 26~27mbit only and my upload 50~75mbit so i think it most be a isp error/issue some where.
     
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    It all depends on what server you use. The 50Mbit/s is only really guaranteed from your location to the first junction box. After that, you are never going to see those speeds anyway. And most servers will not be able to sustain that type of upload speed to you.

    You also have to understand that with web servers and these speed test servers(which are usually doubling as web servers also) they have far more download bandwidth available than upload. Which means they can recieve data sent by you at 50Mbit with bandwidth to spare, but they don't have enough bandwidth to send data to your at 50Mbit.
     
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    the sales woman i ordered my 50/50mbit when i changed isp only typed that i should have 25/25mbit again just on a new isp, that's ISP FAILURE but that still don't expain why my connection handles like a 25/50mbit connection but i should get full speed later today or tomorrow ^^
     

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