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8mb site takes 8s to download on 10mbps broadband, why dosn't it take 0.8s?

Ive got a dev website home page that is 8mb (mostly due to large uncompress images, this is a dev website so this will all be sorted out and be <1mb for production). When ive FTP'ed the site to a ...
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How can a 3 Mbit/s connection be faster in actual use than a 10 Mbit/s connection? [closed]

Can anyone enlighten me about this. I live in a place where internet connection isn't really that good. We switch to different plans just to get the best connection we can get. We currently have the ...
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I sometimes get lag spikes causing ping times of 200 ms; might using different (e.g. Google's) DNS servers be better?

I live in the UK and I am a heavy gamer and I get lag spikes that take my ping to 200ms. Will using a third-party DNS Service, for example the one provided by Google, rather than those provided by my ...
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why Internet download manager software is very fast at downloading when compare to remaining softwares? [closed]

why Internet download manager software is very fast at downloading when compare to remaining softwares? what is the secret behind it?
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What am I downloading when doing a speedtest? [closed]

There are several ways to test the internet speed, for instance speedtest or testmy.net. The way the speed is tested is by downloading and uploading chunks of data. I'm wondering: What exactly am I ...
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What kind of router specs do I need to run OpenVPN at full throttle?

I just updated my router firmware to the latest version of DD-WRT and configured OpenVPN for Private Internet Access. My download speeds dropped from 50 Mbps to about 6.5. I get pretty close to max ...
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Is my internet faster using a VPN?

I'm at an airport now, and I'm on my college's computer they provide us that includes the Adobe suite. If we want to use any of the programs, we have to connect to the university's network using a ...
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Internet access faster on laptop with inferior specs

About 2-3 years ago, I built my desktop computer: Win7 Pro x64, Asus Sabertooth, SSD, everything... Now I bought my first laptop. It has a regular HDD, no SSD. It’s connected via Ethernet to a ...
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suspicious linksys WRT54GH router behaviour - AND a bad line?

I've got what I think is a bad broadband line, but I also think there's an additional problem with the router (a Linksys WRT54GH). Could someone let me know if I'm just unlucky, or if there's ...
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Low speed on ethernet port

I have a Dell Latitude E6420 laptop, which has a gigabit Ethernet port. I have a fresh install of Windows 7 on the laptop. I can't get speeds higher than 30Mbps, and I can't figure out why. This is ...
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VPN boosts internet speed?

I have extremely slow internet speeds (Capped at 1mb/s download and 50kb/s upload). For some reason, I was messing around with different VPN's and suddenly noticed that while downloading a big while ...
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HTTP download speed difference in windows 7 vs linux

I have a strange situation regarding a Windows 7 Home Premium PC which is showing limited internet transfer speeds for no apparent reason. The setup: internal gigabit LAN, behind a TP-Link WDR3600 ...
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Alternative methodologies for measuring internet speed?

When I go to a website to measure my internet speed, I get exactly the results I would expect I should get based on my plan... that is, of course, after I've spent 5 minutes just trying to get the ...
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Can a slower device slow down the entire wireless network? [duplicate]

My uncle told me that if a slower device connects to a wireless network, the entire network slows down more than can be attributed to the bandwidth being split even further. So a network with 2 ...
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2 connections for improved speed? [duplicate]

I have a small office with 8 computers on the network. Our local internet is OK but we want to improve our speed. I have two internet lines into the office so how can I use these to improve speed? Do ...
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Debugging slow internet connection

I've been experiencing a slow internet connection for the past couple of days. Using torrents to measure the speed, it has gone from about 400 kB/s to about 50 kB/s. I've already checked all "slow ...
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Can my laptop's model have internet speed restrictions?

So I just upgraded to 120 Mbps internet. It works fine on all of the devices on the network, I get up to 90-100 on most. However, even connected through an ethernet cable, this specific laptop keeps ...
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Comcast Connection Suffers - No Explanation

I was hoping someone might have a clue as to what's causing my Internet problem, since Comcast is clueless, despite two visits from “technicians”. I am seeking some advice as to what I can tell ...
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WiFi device speed priority

I am having a weird issue. I have a high speed internet at home and a WiFi router. I have two computers - my Sony laptop (win8) and my girlfriends Macbook. Somewhy when I am downloading something - ...
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Different low uplink machines hold the same data, how to speed up rsync to machine with faster connection?

Two different machines hold the same data (10G+), both with relatively slow upload. I want to transfer the data to a machine that can receive with a much faster speed. Now to speed up transfer of ...
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Internet speed is slower than other PC/Laptop on my LAN

I have subscribed for 40Mbps Internet connection. But in my PC I have just 10Mbps (with CAT 6 Ethernet cable and Intel(R) 82578DC Gigabit Network Connection). I have also tested the internet speed ...
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Speed difference between cat6 and cat5

At what speed am I likely to see a real difference between Cat6 and Cat5 Ethernet cables? From what I know, there is little difference speed wise when the connection is slow, so what is the minimum ...
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Internet Traffic counter and current speed for my laptop with Windows 7

I'm looking for a free software that shows me total traffic during the last connection to the Internet and the current speed. I don't care about what program connects to the Internet. I want to know ...
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242 views

Checking network speed through a program

I am sending some packets of data to some server and I want to estimate how much time its going to take sending 100 packets of data. So, can someone help me calculating network speed through a ...
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Slow/restricted internet speed on Ubuntu 14 (driver/hardare issue?)?

I recently built my own desktop and I have noticed that it consistently gets ~ .8 mbps download speed when on the ethernet and slightly better when using wifi. I have run several tests that can ...
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243 views

I can't reach the download speed result of speedtest [closed]

I'm from the Philippines. I have a PLDT connection. My download speed at speedtest goes up to 1183kB/s but my download speed only reaches 300kB/s. Is there something wrong with my internet connection? ...
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Internet is unbearably & abnormally slow on one PC after recovery using sony recovery partition

I recently restored a laptop, a custom SONY VPCF1390X, using the built-in recovery partition. Everything went about as well as I expected, but I noticed that download speeds were much lower than what ...
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Torrent slow download speed

I am having problems download torrents after my ISP implemented something to slowdown the torrent downloads. I am searched some solutions regarding. One possible solution was to use of proxy IP ...
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Slow down internet without changing router settings

I know some may think this is a dumb question or that what I am looking for is not the right solution, but I really need your help. This is my situation: my younger sister dropped school, and now all ...
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How to benchmark internet connection speed, but not just top download speed of one big file?

I'm not sure if there's a term for what I'm looking for, but I'm not talking about just connectivity or just testing speed here. When I was on cable, webpages virtually always loaded very quickly. A ...
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206 views

Whether Internet speed be same in tablet computer as in mobile phone? [closed]

I'm about to purchase tablet computer for my Internet needs. The reason I felt need for tablet is: I had been doing Internet in laptop. Recently I started doing Internet in my cell phone Nokia N73. ...
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Home router with NAT makes internet much slower than with bridged-IP

I have a BeWAN iBox A5100 wireless router and a 100 Mbps direct internet connection (non-DSL). When I use the bridged IP option, speedtest.net reports downlink speed as 85mbps which is quite OK. When ...
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Is it possible to break IP address based network speed restriction?

My company restricted the network speed by IP as 200K. That mean my maximum download speed is 200K per second. However, since the restriction is IP based, I can install a virtual machine and set its ...
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Override speed limit per PC of a public wifi in Windows

I have a public wifi in my hostel but it never provide download speed more 1mbps. I am sure it has a speed limit of 1mbps per P.C because it always give download speed of 1mbps. If I connect two or ...
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Slow transfers on localhost

On my page, I have a HTML5 video tag with one .mp4 source. I've noticed that even though it's loading from the same physical machine, transfer speed is about 300kb/s. Even when loaded correctly the ...
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How do I calculate maximum video size to be streamed smoothly on a limited bandwidth

I mean, I'm gonna put up a video on my website, but the target audience will probably have slow internet connections (500kbps to 2mbps). So my video editor allows me to tweak the video's quality in ...
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Is there any way I can find mac updates location and downlad them manually?

I have a very slow internet connection that gives me lost signal every few minutes and it get's even worse when it comes to update my mac. Apple only allows you to download updates using its stupid ...
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Is there any way to check Internet connection speed through terminal? [duplicate]

How can I test my Internet connection speed through Linux terminal? Usually, I use websites for testing my speed, but since here there is no access to GUI, is there any way to test speed through my ...
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Closing the laptop lid makes my Wifi download slow

I have windows 8 on a HP Laptop. When I close the lid while downloading "peer to peer" the speed decreases dramatically. The laptop is not sleeping nor hibernating (I disabled those options), and the ...
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WiFi - slow download, fast upload. Affects only one device

My desktop computer is getting terrible download speeds, while other devices work just fine on the same network. Here are speedtest.net results from my devices, Mbps: Nexus 4: 24.9 down / 26.8 up ...
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Determine which computer on LAN causes network problems

I have a simple question, is there any way to determine which computer on LAN is causing network problems? (virus on on of them maybe) Like 10 minutes of 30 minutes of playing online game my ping ...
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How does distance from the source (router) affect wireless transmissions?

As I move away from my wireless router my download speed decreases. However, I have read some conflicting arguments where they claim that, at least theoretically, the download speed should not be ...
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Cable modem ping times go to thousands of milliseconds after 10 minutes of use

I have a wireless router (NetGear WNDR4500) which has a wired connection to a cable modem (Thompson DCM275). My connection to the wireless router seems to be working fine and the traceroute and ping ...
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Two wired computers on the router

My husband and I both have gaming computers hard wired into the same router. His computer is significantly faster than mine in terms of downloading and browsing. My computer is newer than his -- ...
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Two machines, same wireless adapters, different speeds

I have two machines next to each other (within 5ft), with the same wireless adapter installed (TP/LINK USB Wireless N adapter) in each. The wireless router is in another room. Connecting directly to ...
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Dlink DIR-600 significantly slowing connection speed

Mode Download speed ------------------------ Wired 1.3 Mbps DIR600 15 Kbps I don't understand this network thing well, just configured my router: I also don't think there's a channel ...
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How To Get Real Download / Upload Speeds

So When I Download or Upload I know I'm not getting the correct Upload / Download speeds that any Speedtest says I should get. What are could be some reasons behind this that I could check? I have a ...
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How can I diagnose strange (and bad) internet browsing performance on a single machine?

I'm having a very annoying internet issue with my Macbook Pro. The typical scenario goes like this: I attempt to browse to a website I don't visit very often and the browser just waits forever and ...
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What could be causing two different laptops both with Wireless-N adapters to have very different speeds?

My dad recently bought a Dell XPS 14 laptop that had an integrated Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6235 wireless adapter, but it appears to be known to drop connections a lot. He'll suddenly get ...
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Low download Mbps and high upload Mbps

I am currently working on a java project for a client that is based in Shanghai. They're a school and they have a central based network and multiple smaller LANs attached to that network. They have ...