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  1. karolpl2004

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    hey guys i found this really strange. my download speeds are insanely slow, yet my upload speeds are fast! what the heck is the matter? everytime i download a file, i download at 80kbps. when i upload a file to a website, filefront for example, i upload it at 400kbps. why is my download speed so horrible! im running wireless g.
     
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    Are you on DSL?
     
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    kb/s or kbps?
     
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    dsl. kb/s
     
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    weird... you sure you didnt read it wrong? please take some screen shots cuase thats come crazy ass up speeds.
     
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    Odd :wtf:
     
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    i uploaded a file to filefront and then downloaded it here are the speeds:

    Upload
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    download
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    see the difference? upload speed is 410 and the download speed is only 85...
     
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    Your upload says 400kbps which is closer to like 50kb/s upload. So your download is still faster then your upload speed. Your download speed is more like 768kbps probably. What are your advertised speeds? Is it 768/400?
     
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    wow im a dumbass... my advertised speed is
    • Incoming: 3008 kbps
    • Outgoing: 512 kbps
     
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    What difference does that make? They both mean kilobits per second.

    His download is measured in KB/s and his upload in Kb/s
    b=bits
    B=bytes
     
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    It does make a difference, they advertise speeds as Kbps which is in bits. People commonly get it mixed up.
     
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    It doesn't matter what they advertise. It's as same as they would advertise it as kb/s (both are used here; kbps and kb/s).
     
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    I have the similar advertised speeds, but I get 365 kb/s max download and 33 kb/s max upload.

    My advertised
    • Incoming: 3008 kbps
    • Outgoing: 256 kbps

    Actual
    • Incoming: 2817 kbps
    • Outgoing: 238 kbps

    If your not getting speeds close to your advertised rates one or two things may be wrong. One you have a serious network problem, something is killing your rates, if you have cable I highly reccomend running new cable lines in your house. If you have DSL sometimes your actual rates are pretty far from the advertised rates. Distance from ISP matters too.

    The company will do something like

    3mbit-6mbit Download, 384-600 kbps upload. You can usually expect speeds in between, so if I ordered dsl from SBC and got their 3mbit-6mbit plan, I would get speeds of about 4.5 mbit, and 400-500kbps upload. But usually I see uploads being taken advantage of by ISPs because thats why most people need to upgrade to a higher speed, not enough upload bandwith.

    My friend just ordered the exact plan I talked about above and his speeds came out to 4.617mbit download, and 396kbps upload.

    I hope this helps.

    Also if you want to find your actual speeds go to SpeakEasy.net and run the speedtest from a server that is closest to your region/location.
     
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    1 bytes = 8 bits, so it does matter.

    at the same transfer rate of 50 of example 50 KB/s is 8x faster then 50 Kb/s
     
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    Yep, exactly.

    nKB/s = nKBps = 8*nKb/s = 8*nKbps
     
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