Internet Speed???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by acearchie, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. acearchie macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    How come When I download torrents with "bits on wheels" I never get results like this, I average maybe 50 kbps download and max 30 kbps upload. But when I do a "speed test" it comes up with these results??? which are nothing like my real download and upload!!!

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    Thanks!
     
  2. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

    Jasonbot

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    Torrents are always crappy. you need fresh torrents with good seeds to get high torrent speeds.
     
  3. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    I know but some uploaders say they have 2mbps upload and I am the only leecher.

    And anyway I have never seen these kind of speeds whilst donwloading apps etc!
     
  4. Xander562 macrumors 68000

    Xander562

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    The speed tester could be measuring in kilobits per second there, and the program you use is showing kilobytes per second.

    8bits = 1 byte (i think :rolleyes:)
     
  5. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    Ah I have never before heard of this! Thank you very mcuh for your help! Thanks! You have definately solved my query!!!!
     

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