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    download speed (limited?)

    This is a discussion on download speed (limited?) within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; hello guys basically when I'm downloading the most it's giving me is 1.8 MB/Sec this is from downloading from bbc ...

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      download speed (limited?)

      hello guys

      basically when I'm downloading the most it's giving me is 1.8 MB/Sec this is from downloading from bbc website one of the games/ iplayer and download from windows website and max is 1.8mb

      however when I'm doing speed tests it's coming up 15meg + so don't understand why its downloading at only 1.8 :/

      I'm using firefox but it's still around 1890ish chome.

      and alot of times the browser stops working when im downloading :/ but im sync at 18 meg

      System Up Time: 183:20:54
      Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
      WAN PPPoA 14791361 20286519 0 0 0 183:19:48
      LAN 19651384 14396533 0 0 0 183:20:54
      WLAN 708004 402352 0 0 0 171:04:25
      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 18063 kbps 1063 kbps
      Line Attenuation 18.5 db 7.8 db
      Noise Margin 7.9 db 5.5 db

      thanks guys.


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      Re: download speed (limited?)

      An 18Mbps connection should download at around 2.2MB/sec, take overheads into account and you get what you're getting now (15000kbps/8 = 1.8MB/sec)
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      Re: download speed (limited?)

      Its the old bits V Bytes problem. The first is the speed of the connection and the second the actual amount that is being downloaded. To download at 18MB/s you would need a connection speed of about 150Mb/s.

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      Re: download speed (limited?)

      I connect at the max 20479 Kbps

      And this is pretty much as fast as i can go



      There are large overheads with adsl unlike Cable

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      Re: download speed (limited?)

      Ah yes your confusing Megabytes with Megabits

      1.8 megabytes = 14.4 megabits

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      Re: download speed (limited?)

      I made a silly mistake now you put it in simpler form I realized sorry guys

     

     

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