Net Speed ! Is This Wrong!

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  1. MiniMan. macrumors regular

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    basically i took a broadband speed test and it says that my downstream/download is 7.4mbps and that my upsteram/upload is 0.5mps!

    is this right! should the 2 numbers be more similar??


    thanks for help
     
  2. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Upload speeds will always be much lower. So nothing wrong with your speeds.

     
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  4. Apemanblues macrumors regular

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    It probably depends on your ISP and the rates they offer.

    Lot's of ISP's offer a service that has a slower upload speed than download speed. You should check what rate you signed up for.
     
  5. eRondeau macrumors 6502a

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    You're probably on an ADSL line -- that's what the "A" stands for -- Asynchronous. It means two different speed categories up and down. So you're just like 95% of everybody on the internet. :D
     
  6. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Speed tests are not always accurate.

    If you want to test your throughput in a different way, go to the Apple website and DL the Mac OS 9.2.1 update. The file is 82MB long. Time how long it takes then do the math to figure out your average DL speed.

    Regarding your UL speed. With most connection types, your UL speed will be much slower than your DL speed.
     
  7. MiniMan. thread starter macrumors regular

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