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I'm dizzy with new cable internet connection

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Hi all, i have a question about my new cable internet connection, i pay for a 4 mb,

but there is my question, i post two pictures:

http://imageshack.us/f/17/speedtestx.jpg/

http://imageshack.us/f/826/fdmc.jpg/

the first one is speedtest.net showing i have actually 4 mb, but the other one

is free donwload manager and i only reach 204 kb/s on the download, all is default

on windows settings, ¿what is wrong?, the modem is a Motorola SB5101

http://imageshack.us/f/607/motorolasb5101.jpg/

I hope someone can help me.

Bye all
 
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Download speed is Megabits and that's your maximum in speedtest. Download manager shows you Kilobytes and the conversion would be 204 KB/sec = 1.59 Mb/sec
 
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Download speed is Megabits and that's your maximum in speedtest. Download manager shows you Kilobytes and the conversion would be 204 KB/sec = 1.59 Mb/sec
Hi, thanks for reply me, but ¿why i cant reach 4 Megabits or 400 KB/sec download speed in FDM?

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Hi, thanks for reply me, but ¿why i cant reach 4 Megabits or 400 KB/sec download speed in FDM?

Bye
The source of the download can be a huge factor. Try downloading something from a big website like microsoft or any other site where you know they won't be a limiting factor and see if you reach your speed.
 
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The source of the download can be a huge factor. Try downloading something from a big website like microsoft or any other site where you know they won't be a limiting factor and see if you reach your speed.
jup or use a multi-threaded download manager like flashget
 
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I cant watch a youtube video in HD without pasusing and playing or even in 480p, but

speedtest.net still saying me i have 4mb, i dont know, im so confused.
 
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I cant watch a youtube video in HD without pasusing and playing or even in 480p, but

speedtest.net still saying me i have 4mb, i dont know, im so confused.
I have a 24-27 megabit connection and it often struggles with YouTube. Some ISPs throttle video streaming as well.
 

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Ha YouTube can't stream HD on my 100Mbps connection at times.
 
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There are a lot of variables involved. Your not going to get 4 Mb down on most stuff. Its just the reality of how it works. Time of day, distance, servers, traffic, cabling, solar flairs, swarm of locusts will all effect the speed.
 
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Updates, now i test in steam and stuck at 40 kb ¡¡wtf!! is this, im thinking tomorrow i revoke

the contract and go back to my old ADSL ISP

Bye all, im tired, all day with this, thank u all for the replies.
 

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Steam is worse than Youtube when it comes to downloading things.

Go to nVidia.com and download the latest drivers, that should come close to maxing out your 4Mbps connection, the download speed should be reported as about 450KB/s.
 

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Updates, now i test in steam and stuck at 40 kb ¡¡wtf!! is this, im thinking tomorrow i revoke

the contract and go back to my old ADSL ISP

Bye all, im tired, all day with this, thank u all for the replies.
You know, instead of throwing a fit and throwing your hands in the air proclaiming that you're giving up, I would call your ISP after confirming it's indeed your connection that is going slow.

Does speedtest.net say that you're getting 4Mbit down?

Edit: I just looked at your signals. Your upstream power level is REALLY high. If it doesn't get fixed it's possible that the high output could damage the transmitter in your modem over time. Right now it's within spec, but all it takes is 55 dBmV to put your power level out of spec.

Mine is pretty much on the money so I use it as an example.
View attachment 50618

Maybe the node on the street is too far away and your modem is struggling to send data to it?
 
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