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Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Reefer86, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Reefer86

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    hi, guys im currently with virgin media 10meg connection, can't complain about them at all im getting a great deal and ive had no problems with them at all.

    Only thing im wondering about is that when im downloading using utorrent seems like my download speed max out at 1.1mb, kinda hits that speed and just sits at 1.1.

    What i mean is, it climbs up in down speed, hits 1.1, then never goes higher doesnt matter what im downloading it never goes higher tbh i get the same just downloading updates etc.

    Is this a limitation on the router, as i am using the 'stock' reference router from virgin media. maybe just an isp limitation?, or maybe software limitation but it should'nt with a 10meg connection surely.
  2. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    mB != MB. In fact, there is a factor 8 difference, 10mBit = 1.25MByte, thus 1.1 is quite normal.
  3. r9

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    10 Mega BITS not BYTES.
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    That would be the limit of your provider.
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    You're saying that your download speed is capped at 1.1megabits, not megabytes per second, is that correct?

    Anyway, enjoy the world of "high speed" broadband courtesy of Virgin Media - they're one of the biggest users of bandwidth throttling to take away all that broadband speed they lured you in with in the first place.

    And they especially like throttling bittorent, because it "eats bandwidth" and it's "illegal" :eek: don'tcha know? In other words, they're just screwing the customer for profit.
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    Well haven't you jumped on the "let's bash VM bandwagon".

    Anyway, as previous people have said, 1.1MB/s is perfectly normal on your 10mbit connection you are getting from VM, when I was on their 10mbit package I saw similar speeds. I now regularly see 2MB/s+ on the 20mbit package.

    There are 8 bits in a Byte, so 10 megabits is roughly 1.25 megaBytes :)
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  7. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    I'm on karoo's 16Mb connection in hull and get around 1.67MB/sec download speed.
  8. Reefer86

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    As i said i have had no problems with virgin media so i didnt come here for a lets bash my isp, i wanted to ask a simple question, that you clearly dont have the knowledge to answer, if yours is so great then share it all with us.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2009
  9. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    your problem has been answered. MB and Mb are different things.

    remember the old rule of the internet "Do not feed the trolls"
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    yup i have 10mbit from virgin aswell the max i got was 1.2mbytes/s
  11. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    8Mb = 1MB
    10Mb = 1.25MB

    1.2's pretty good, you rarely get theoretical max

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