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# 32114 13-Apr-2009 11:25
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hi, i am paying every month for verizons 1.5MB/s plan for downloads.  every time i download something wether ti be in utorent, from microsoft or who ever, my DL maxes out at 190kbs/s  i never get anything higher.  is this normal or should i be getting 512kbs/s +  im real ticked,

ok, my router says i am getting this but dl never get close to it, Or uploads.
 1792 KBits/Sec by 448 KBits/Sec

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  # 206653 13-Apr-2009 11:41
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Are you on 1.5 megabytes (MB) or megabits(Mb), If your on Mb those speeds are about right.

Other things can effect your speed aswell such as, the wiring in your house, Distance from the exchange etc



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  # 206654 13-Apr-2009 11:44
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boby55: Are you on 1.5 megabytes (MB) or megabits(Mb), If your on Mb those speeds are about right.

Other things can effect your speed aswell such as, the wiring in your house, Distance from the exchange etc


I know its not the router because network only transfers are very fast.  if my dl speed is 1.5MB i should be getting at least 700kb/s but im not.  im downloading slower than my rated upload, shoul i talk to verizon

 
 
 
 


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  # 206656 13-Apr-2009 11:54
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Your getting the correct speed for your connection.  Around 170-190kb/s downloads and around 45-55kb/s uploads. If you want faster you'll have to go to a faster plan.. 



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  # 206657 13-Apr-2009 11:58
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askelon: Your getting the correct speed for your connection.  Around 170-190kb/s downloads and around 45-55kb/s uploads. If you want faster you'll have to go to a faster plan.. 


how is that correct, if i am paying for 1MB + download i want at least a 1MB/s sec download, bu no im getting a wopping 190kb/s download.  thats less than a third of what i should get.

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  # 206659 13-Apr-2009 12:19
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because your actually on a 1.5Megabit per second plan?

You would need to have alteast 12 megabit + to download around 1.5 MEGABYTES a sec.

1.5mbit = 192KB/sec which is what your getting.




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  # 206660 13-Apr-2009 12:35
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dan: because your actually on a 1.5Megabit per second plan?

You would need to have alteast 12 megabit + to download around 1.5 MEGABYTES a sec.

1.5mbit = 192KB/sec which is what your getting.


ok, whatever, ll wait for fios

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  # 206851 14-Apr-2009 14:43
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Bits are the smallest amount of data. There are 8 bits, in a byte which is the next smallest unit of measurement.

Your connection is sold as 1.5mbps (megabits per second). So, take 1500. Divide it by 8. You're left with 187.5

This figure is in kilobytes a second. 187kB/sec is the maximum THROUGHPUT you can expect out of your 1.5mbit connection.




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