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I am transferring a video (about 500 MB) created for a school project to my classmate's NAS box over our broadband connections.

She has a 15 Mbps down and I have 15 Mbps up, according to multiple tests on sites like speedtest.net.

However, the file transfer is happening at a dismal 500 Kbps. I can't image what the bottleneck is. I don't believe it can be attributed to the internal home networks. I have no other upload activity.

Could anyone suggest what the bottle neck is?

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When you say "500 Kbps" do you actually mean 500KB/s? Theoretically, you should be getting about 1,740KB/s. –  David Schwartz Oct 27 '11 at 4:42
    
I mean 500 Kilo bits per second. I believe Kbps, kbps, Kb/s all mean the same thing. Lowercase 'b' for bits, uppercase 'B' for bytes, so no, I don't mean 500KB/s. –  jimueller Oct 27 '11 at 5:10
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What software reports file transfer rates in bits per second? –  David Schwartz Oct 27 '11 at 5:21
    
I am an idiot. I misread the transfer rate. Thanks David. –  jimueller Oct 28 '11 at 5:33

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