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Hello,

I recently ran a test on my internet speed with a website suggested by MechJosh. It says I have a 2.1Mpbs download speed but when I download games and files, I am downloading at 200Kbs. It is seriously slow. Anyone know how I can get greater download speed.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:34 am
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Well first question, are you telling us the correct units? Because if you are saying "MBps", then it means you are talking about MegaBytes per second, which is a unit meant for file size related speeds. If you mean "Mbps", then it means you are talking about Megabits per second, which is a unit meant for download speed.

I am not sure which site MechJosh took you to, but I would recommend trying his site over again, and also using this one: SpeedTest.
It is also good to test from different servers, and compare different results to check for accuracy. The link I posted has always been reliable for me.

Some information on the quantity of things you were downloading at the same time would help, as well as what kind of internet do you use? Internet service provider, whether or not you are in an apartment complex, how many people use your internet, etc. All these things can effect how good your download speed is.


Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:56 am
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  • Is your phone line connected to your ADSL filter with your router?
    • This should be yes.
  • How old is your router and your ADSL filter?
    • Obviously newer hardware helps, mine are 2 years old.
  • Are you plugged into your router wired or wireless?
    • Hard wire your main PC and wireless everyone else.
  • Is your router using the main port of the house (normally the one at your frontdoor)?
    • Optional, but apparently helps - I don't do it though.
  • Have you checked if you can get fibre option? http://www.superfast-openreach.co.uk/where-and-when/
    • If you can get fibre, do it.
  • How many people share your internet connection?
    • The more devices connected, the slower it'll be.
  • How many houses share the same IPS cabinet?
    • Depending on how many share the cabinet will depends how fast you get.
  • Are you around civilization (city, town, village, all alone)?
    • The closer and more popular area you live in will mean better speeds.
  • What speeds are your neighbours getting?
    • Find out if your neighbours are getting the same (ish) speed as you, this will give you an idea if it's your hardware or your IPS that's the issue.



rsnelgrove wrote:
I am not sure which site MechJosh took you to, but I would recommend trying his site over again, and also using this one: SpeedTest.

This is the one he's using, he is also referring to Mbps.

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Thanks for the advice. I will check out fibre.

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Any success?

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I had no success with trying those options. I'm going to inquire with them tomorrow about getting Fibre.

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I'd call up your current ISP first and make an inquiry.

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