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Average Download Speed

Post by pjohnson73 » Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:02 am

I have Comcast cable 8Mbps download. What should the average download speed be in KB/s for this? I had 6Mbps and my average speed is 770 KB/s and I just upgraded to the 8Mb and it appears to stay the same. When it first starts downloading it hits around 1.20 MB/s and then drops back to the 700 range. I'm not sure why it gets that high and then drops back down. I have Comcast so i'm not sure if they have a cap or not. I have tried disabling antivirus and firewall and also tried Newsleecher on my other computer.

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Post by Smudge » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:35 am

8Mbit = 8000Kb = 1000KB

Your speed of 770 is a bit low for 8Mbit. How many connections are you using and what news provider?

Comcast has a speed boost feature that will allow fast connections as first but will slow down after about 15-30 seconds. This is great for web page downloading but doesn't really benefit those doing large downloads.
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Post by pjohnson73 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:55 am

I have Giganews for my provider. As far as connections, I have tried 10 and also changed it to the SSL settings with a max of 20 with the same result. I have also tried on my other computer with the same average speeds.

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Post by tike39 » Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:57 am

seems that nearly every Cable Provider has that, the odd thing is it works better with some articles

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Post by metcalfe » Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:52 pm

I had slower speeds just after setting up a new server, but that was because I forgot to change the default 1 connection, to 10. That basically doubled my speed, but you've already done that.
Have you tried using a different port?

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Post by abcgum1 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:35 am

I have exactly the same problem. My service is 10Mbps and im capping out at 700's. I tried changing from 3 to 15 connections all with the same results. Can anyone shine any light on this? What other ports should I try?

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Post by newsman » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:48 am

maybe you are victim of isp illegal packet shaping technologies. if true no ports is gonna help u.

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issues with Giganews?

Post by calcaneus » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:29 am

a few months ago, my connection was 10Mbit, and i got a 9.1 Mbit dl from Giganews. i upgraded my connection to 15Mb, but still get the same Giganews speed.

any suggestions?

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Post by techfuzz » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:29 am

Your Internet connection may not have been reprovisioned correctly. Have you checked to see if it is indeed 15mbps by doing a speedtest?


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