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Since yesterday i finally got internet in our new house, we got faster than before, first it was 15mb/s and i download with about 1.2mb/s and now we got a 22mb/s connection and i download with only 300kb/s..... I had a moment yesterday when we first installed the internet that i downloaded with about 2.3mb/s Here is a speedtest of my new internet connection can anybody help me with this? I miss fast downloads QQ

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asked Dec 10 '10 at 06:31

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Klaas Kool

edited Dec 10 '10 at 07:31

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Having a fast internet connection does not necessarily mean that you will get fast downloads. If the server where you are downloading the file can give you a lot of speed , you will download it fast , but even if you have the worlds fastest internet connection , you will still get slow downloads if the server can't give you a good speed.

edit: also since you got a new house check if wiring is done properly . maybe the wires put are not that good etc .

answered Dec 10 '10 at 16:49

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edited Dec 10 '10 at 17:04

Call your ISP. Your .bin file is probably wrong. it's a file that contains the information on what your connection speed should be.

Just call and say that you can see that your Internet speed isn't where it should be. They'll give the run around, but if you're persistent, they'll reset/clear out the old .bin file and you'll be good to go. Should take about a half an hour of phone time and then 30 seconds to make the change.

answered Dec 10 '10 at 17:15

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edited Dec 10 '10 at 17:29

Unfortunately a lot of internet provides do what is called Throttling. If they notice a spike in your download speed they basically stop it from going so high. This frees up bandwidth. If possible I would shop around for a different internet provider. That would be my suggestion. I have Cox Cable and they don't throttle. I LOVE IT!

answered Dec 12 '10 at 11:32

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Allen Resha

You get capped if you download big files allot. So i your broadband speed is 50 mbs and you download more then 500mb in the morning the ISP will then slow down your speeds to 20 mbs . Hope this helps...

answered Dec 10 '10 at 06:53

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Thats so weird since i have never had that before, i had the same problem a few times in our old house, i still think their is something wrong with my modem or router since it normaly never happens

(Dec 10 '10 at 06:54) Klaas Kool Klaas%20Kool's gravatar image

YOu may not have noticed before. Or your in a area that has more capping.

(Dec 10 '10 at 06:56) Vancar6 Vancar6's gravatar image

I have lived in this area 2 years ago too and it was perfect then, and im on my pc like 24/7 and almost always downloading something xD so i have noticed and it wasnt like this before, im 100% sure its not capping :)

(Dec 10 '10 at 07:00) Klaas Kool Klaas%20Kool's gravatar image

Haha ;D. I think you might be right then XD.

(Dec 10 '10 at 07:01) Vancar6 Vancar6's gravatar image

That cap is so untrue. I've downloaded many many gigs in the morning or overnight and the speeds have remained constant.

(Dec 10 '10 at 17:35) recck recck's gravatar image

yeah i have had this problem before and then we called our ISP and they reseted some stuffs and we had to reset everything and then it worked perfect again :P so il see how it goes in the next few days and otherwise il call my ISP and ask them WTF THEIR PROBLEM IS xD!!!

answered Dec 10 '10 at 07:04

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Klaas Kool

IP's can be horrible. Backsassers and back stabbers! ISPS can also advertize to be OMGZ brilliant when they are really crap. XD

answered Dec 10 '10 at 07:07

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But he has a SpeedTest result to prove he's getting what he's paying for?

(Dec 10 '10 at 16:31) edgy edgy's gravatar image

I recommend resetting your modem and router, and also calling your ISP and having them reset things on their end as well and see if that helps. After that, it's got to be a settings issue somewhere.

answered Dec 10 '10 at 07:34

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The download speeds are slow because you might be downloading from slow/big servers that are dealing with 200+ clients at a time. If you tried downloading a Linux distribution from a fast server that doesn't have many clients on it you should find the download speed is much improved.

answered Dec 10 '10 at 14:15

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Oke il try that FizzNakLe because guys i know servers doesnt always give you fast downloads but its with everything, World of warcraft updates, Steam, other game updates that normaly go fast as hell now all go only 350kb/s, oh and even torrents, they all go slow and yes i know you need alot of seeders but its just fucked up, im gonna call my ISP because i know they are the problem

answered Dec 10 '10 at 17:25

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Klaas Kool

Also, after they reset you, download Tune-Up Utilities. It has some Internet Optimization features to help with problem areas. http://www.tune-up.com/products/tuneup-utilities/

(Dec 10 '10 at 17:38) FizzNakLe FizzNakLe's gravatar image

i found that the stay within global bandwidth limits was ticked on my bit torrent client. if you untick that, the speed jumps up again.

answered Jun 11 '12 at 14:02

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