Can not download faster than 180kb

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wirelessimports, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. wirelessimports macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2005
    I'm not sure which area this should go under.

    Anyway, I am running vuze and regardless of how many seeders there are I can never seem to get my download rate faster than 180kb. It just stalls and falls back down.

    I have Time Warner Cable in NYC, anyone know if they are limiting my bandwidth?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Go to to see what your actual speeds are. They report in Kb/s or Mb/s, which is Kilobit per second or Megabit per second.
    8Kb = 1KB (KiloByte), 8Mb = 1MB (MegaByte).

    Also have a look at Azureus/Vuze preferences and the help, if you can or have set a download limit.
  3. wirelessimports thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2005
    I let vuze run its own speed config and it limited me to 300k. i've never come close to it.

    speed test results

  4. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    1.47Mb/s = 183.75KB/s

    So 180KB/s seems logical, your ISP can't provide more or you aren't paying for more
  5. wirelessimports thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Ahh you're right. I just went to download iTunes and its typically way faster coming from apple but something has happened and they've limited my speed.

    Thank you.

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