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KB/s: distinguish KByte/s and KBit/s [duplicate]

When I see a transferspeed given as KB/s i always wonder which of the following the "author" means: Kibibyte/s (=1024*8=8192 bit/s) Kibibit/s (=1024 bit/s) (does this even exist?) Kilobyte/s ...
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1answer
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IPCONFIG /registerdns on Windows increases Download Speed momentarily

I'm downloading a large video file, and it is downloading somewhere in the rage of 50-75 KB/s. I wanted to try and speed up the process, so - not really expecting anything - I flushed the dns cache ...
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how to increase the downloading speed in skymonk?

how to download faster than 20 kB/s in skymonk program ? because it's too slow & that's a huge problem for me cause almost all the sites depend on letibit.com which uses skymonk
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1answer
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Different Internet Speeds [closed]

My family has an internet plan that is very old. We don't have the newer plans that have really fast internet speeds. Usually my download speeds are at 90 kb/sec. The highest download speeds that I ...
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1answer
129 views

Why is there a huge difference between bandwidth and download speed? [closed]

I'm using a broadband connection of bandwidth 1Mbps(the online speed check confirms this). But the download speed doesn't exceed 110kbps. Now, when I'm talking of kbps, I'm talking of kbps ...
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Why is downloading over USB so slow?

Why does downloading to flash memory over USB seem to be disastrously slower than to the hard drive? I was downloading a file from rapidshare.com using the Firefox addon DownThemAll. First I tried ...
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1answer
669 views

Speed-up uTorrent when PC is idle?

Is it possible that uTorrent will use its max speed when there is no other internet activity in the PC? For example, if I'm using Firefox, uTorrent should be limited or have low priority for internet ...
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1answer
972 views

Is it possible to increase my downloading speed on IDM?

I'm using 2g mobile service for internet so speed is very low. I got the 20-30 Kbs downloading on IDM and same time its gone under the 20 Kbs. So my question is there is nay way to stable the ...
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778 views

Why is the download speed slow in the early seconds?

When you download a big enough file, you can see that in the early seconds, the download speed increases to finally reach its mean value. Why?
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2answers
679 views

How can I get a faster connection on a saturated public network?

I'm working on a shared 8mbps connection in a public place, and I'm only getting 10KB/s because I believe the network is saturated with the other users downloading. Is there a way I can get a better ...
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2answers
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why is drop box syncing so freakishly slowly in my linux virtual machine?

i am setting up a linux virtual machine (windows 7 64 bit host, ubuntu 64 bit guest, using virtual box) and i just installed drop box and set it to sync. I've only got about 2Gb in there so i figured ...
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337 views

Downloads speed starts ok but after a few seconds they go down to 10kbps?

Since yesterday any file I try to download from any host start downloading ok (at >1mbps) but after a few seconds the speed start to decrease down to 10kbps. I use a mobile modem (huawei) and I ...
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549 views

can router configuration cause decreasing of download rate?

My download speed got crazy since I changed the router's IP. But nothing got fixed after doing a factory reset. The speed was 1024 kb/s (128 kB/s) but it is 200kb/s (max) right now. I mean it ...
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How to get higher download rate than upload rate

i'm using bandwidthplace.com to measure my internet speed. And here it is: Download Speed: 422 kbps (52.8 KB/sec transfer rate) Upload Speed: 202 kbps (25.3 KB/sec transfer rate) Can you please ...
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3answers
3k views

Slow Browsing/Direct Download, but Fast Bittorrent Download

I'm using Windows XP SP2. I have a 1 MB connection via a SpeedTouch 585, and my internet speed registers at 0.3 MB, with a maximum download of 30kbps. Not to mention a terrible ping at 500-1500. On ...
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2answers
793 views

Is it possible to optimize internet connection for video streaming [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I throttle the bandwidth consumed by Windows Automatic Updates? I'm always watching anime online. I want to know if it is possible to allot more bandwidth on ...
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2answers
1k views

Megaupload download speed inconsistency [closed]

When I start downloading a file the rate is 101kbps. 2 hours later it's 25.1 kbps. Why is it slowing down and reducing the download rate?
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2answers
989 views

Download Speed cURL

I am having a bit of problem using cURL to download using FTP, that is to say I think it's being rather slow if working at all. I usually use wget an this one file which I downloaded earlier with wget ...
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2answers
3k views

what are different connection speed ratings?

I've heard different terms advertised for connection speeds . What are common ones today and what do they mean?
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4answers
6k views

How to make torrent downloads faster?

In windows Vista Home Premium x64 using uTorrent, how can I make the download(s) faster? EDIT: What are recommended settings for QoS?
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1answer
495 views

Did something change with uTorrent speed capping?

I download a lot of Linux torrents for testing systems every time there is a new release. And Linux torrents are always seeded well so seeding is not the issue here. Neither is firewall, I have port ...
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What downloading speed i should expect?

I have a 1 MB dsl connection and i am getting around 100 kb/s downloading speed. I was wondering if its right or i should expect more? Infact my real question is what it really mean by 1 MB internet ...
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4answers
349 views

Wireless Network Performance Issues

My brand new Dell XPS system has been running flawlessly except its abysmal download speeds. I have tried isolating every variable I could possibly think of but I can't figure out the problem. I've ...
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1answer
456 views

Mac download speed keeps decreasing

I have a Mac that is getting extremely low connection speed from my WiFi. The other 3 computers in this house have a fast connection. However, on this Mac, once I connect to WiFi it's fast, but as ...
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3answers
2k views

Upload Download speed difference [duplicate]

When I test my hi-speed, I get (approx>): 9.7 Mb/s download .51 Mb/s upload 8ms ping. Why is there such a disparity between down load and up load?
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How different is downloading a file from accessing a webpage?

I ask because here I have download speeds which are like 1MBps while the web pages take a very long time to load (definitely not 1 MBps). I guess accessing a webpage is basically requesting it from a ...
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2answers
158 views

Why do dial-up downloads speed up at first?

I've noticed that with dial-up downloads, the download speed at can be several times faster. But I though the fastest dial-up can ever throughput is 53 K. But I've definitely seen speeds over that at ...
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Configure Modem for Bittorrent downloads

How can I configure the Modem to get maximum download speed for Bit torrents?