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#28107 18-Nov-2008 19:47
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Hi this is probably a stupid question but is there any way I can get the download speed the same as the internet speed. When I look at the internet speed it's 54mbps but when i'm downloading something it's usually around 35kbps.

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  #178655 18-Nov-2008 19:52
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54 Mbps is NOT the speed of your Internet connection but the speed of your wireless? ethernet connection. Learn to know the difference please.




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  #178656 18-Nov-2008 19:52
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The 54mbps is probably referring to the wireless link, the connection between your modem and your computer.

To check your true connection speed using broadband, you need to check your modems configuration page.




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  #178657 18-Nov-2008 20:01
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Hi there,
As mentioned you're reading your wireless connection speed.

So to your actual internet speed - going back to basics here, forgive me if you know this or it gets a bit confusing - there are units called bits and bytes. There are 8 bits in a byte. Internet connection speed (and your wireless speed) is measured in kilobits or megabits per second, whereas download speed in your web browser when you download something is reported as kilobytes or megabytes per second.
So when you see 35kilobytes per second when downloading, multiply this by 8 to get the speed in kilobits per second - which works out at 280.
To keep this simple when referring to internet speed it is almost always referred to in kilobits or megabits per second.

Now, what relevance does all this have?
Well to get your actual internet speed, one fairly reliable way is to head to https://www.speedtest.net, to test your internet speed to various locations. As a general rule - the further away it is, the slower it will be, so start by testing with the nearest city on the map.
This result will be in kilobits per second - i'd suggest posting the image it gives you here or just reading it off, such as:


Hope that didn't confuse you.

Oh and post your ISP, they may have known issues with speed.



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  #178676 18-Nov-2008 20:59
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thatisit1: Hi this is probably a stupid question but is there any way I can get the download speed the same as the internet speed. When I look at the internet speed it's 54mbps but when i'm downloading something it's usually around 35kbps.


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  #178681 18-Nov-2008 21:10
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As most people don't know, right clicking "Network Connections" does not give you your internet downloading/uploading speed. I've know so many people that have boasted to me " I can pwn your speed coz I can download 100 megabytes per second lolz".

As exDee said https://www.speedtest.net is one of the best places to go to find out your true internet speed.

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  #178692 18-Nov-2008 21:42
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Thanks for the replies i feel a bit stupid now lol. My friend allways says that that is how to check how fast my internet connection out so I will tell his this. I might consider switching ISP because i'm with slingshot and they have very bad speed and service.
Thanks again
Jamie

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#178954 19-Nov-2008 23:19
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thatisit1: Thanks for the replies i feel a bit stupid now lol. My friend allways says that that is how to check how fast my internet connection out so I will tell his this. I might consider switching ISP because i'm with slingshot and they have very bad speed and service.
Thanks again
Jamie




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