My internet is too slow !!!!!!!!

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  1. kev1234, Aug 12, 2011
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    macrumors member

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    Hy guys,

    The problem is that my internet is too slow, when I check my speed on (http://www.speedtest.net/)..... it tells me that for download I have 2.5Mbps and for the upload 500kbps.... When I download a torrent using (xTorrent 2) or something from safari... the download speed is around 160kbps, no more than that ! I never get more than 100kbps.... It looks like that the network is blocked or something !!! because sometimes the download goes up to 600kbps for just 3 seconds and them drop again to 160 or 175 kbps.... my question is why I can get more than 100kbps ??? I know that I could get much more !! It just look like the network is blocked or something ??? why is that ??

    By the way, I already check the Router, and the torrent app... and I don't see any limitation ! I even crack the router with tomato ! My router is a Buffalo (WHR-HP-G54)....
     
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    MonkeySee....

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    Downloading a torrent won't be the ideal test as there are too many variables.

    and for proper speeds you should be testing your speed with this > http://speedtester.bt.com/

    Give that a bash and post your stats.
     
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    Hellhammer

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    That is becayse your ISP and Speedtest report the speed in bits whereas torrent and other download apps report the speed in bytes.

    8 bits = 1 byte

    2.5Mbit/s = 2500Kbit/s = 312.5KByte/s

    312KB/s is what you should be getting if there are no other limitations (torrents are a poor measure because the amount and quality of peers affects the download speed a lot).
     
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    I know that with torrent are too many variables but I have a torrent that I know that is fast and is over 100 seeds and my download speed is around 100kbps... I know that I least I could be around the 300 or more !!

    My question is why my network is blocked or what its going on ??? I know that my download speed could be much more !!!!
     
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    MonkeySee....

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    So each seed could be uploading 1kbps. Seriously, i know where you're coming from but you can't rely on a torrent to be a judge on how fast you can download.

    Go to a reputable site and download something.

    If you're obsessed with torrents then you can always try forwarding your ports if you haven't already.
     
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    Alright Im going to check the website you give me and see what I get... for example with the MAC APP STORE... when I download something or let say LION I didn't pass the 100 kbps... and its apple...
     
  7. MonkeySee...., Aug 12, 2011
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    MonkeySee....

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    I've found The Mac app store is pretty slow to be fair.

    Try Download.com or Apples Website.

    If that fails to you think your ISP has a limiter on how much bandwidth you can use?

    Its quite common in the UK if you download large amounts and the ISP feels you're mugging off their bandwidth.
     
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    basher

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    What upload/download speeds is your ISP promising?
     

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