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How I am getting double internet speed? Just wondering

I was wondering, how it is possible that I am getting double speeds? I am paying for 100mbps, but sometimes I am getting over 200mbps (pic below). I have fiber cable run to my apartment, then fiber ...
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Could installing DD-WRT speed up my Internet?

I believe that my router's firmware is causing me to get much lower Internet speeds than I should be getting. This is true for general browsing, downloading large files and uploading files. Would ...
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File Download speed is 60kbps but speedtest shows 5.7mbps. Why is that?

My speed test on checking shows 5.7 Mbps but when i try to download files: it downloads in the speed of 60 kbps only? I'm getting a lot of nuisance. Help me
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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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How can I “allocate” internet bandwidth to a specific app or device

So, I need to download a huge sized game (GTA 5). Its size is about 70 GB, but as my internet connection is not stable (sometimes fast, sometimes slow) and sometimes is very low, I need a way to "...
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Sudden slow in network for HPNA endpoints

I distribute the Internet I get from my ISP (100Mb/s, I actually get 60Mb/s) inside my home on HPNA and WiFi. On the past couple of days I feel a sudden slow down in the speed of the endpoints that ...
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DSL modem show 24Mbps speed, I get 1Mpbs

My D-Link DSL modem shows around 24Mbps downstream, but I get only the speed of 1Mbps (112kb/sec). I purchased 1Mbps, but I wonder why the modem shows 24Mbps downstream ? Is it possible to access ...
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Alfa AWUS036h has slow speedtest compared to my other wlan card

I am running Win10 (upgraded, not a clean install) and have two wlan cards. One of them, a qualcomm, was included in the packaging of something else when I bought my PC parts... so it is nothing ...
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Windows 10 half speed Internet

My wife has an HP all-in-one 21-2024 that came with Windows 8.1. I upgraded the OS to Windows 10 a few weeks after the release date. My wife has been complaining about how slow her Internet ...
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Internet Broadband wire line impact on high speed

I have an Internet broadband service and requested them to increase the speed from 4 MB/s to 8 MB/s. But they denied to do saying that we cannot do it because high speed will have bad impact on wire ...
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Why is my internet not as fast as it says it is

I have done multiple online internet speed tests, including ookla, and all have said that my internet has a download speed of around 15Mb/s. I am an avid PC gamer, and when I download games off of ...
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CloudFront download speed in Europe: expected vs. reportable

As a user in Europe, what is the download speed I should expect from a service powered by AWS/CloudFront? At what point should I report a slowness and to whom? For WeTransfer, from an example link I ...
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DSL-AC68U - Slow WAN WiFi speed on windows clients

In a nutshell, the title say it all... The modem, an asus DSL-AC68u works perfectly fine with any firmware up to 3.0.0.4_376_2187, which is the last one of the "3.0.0.4_376" serie. Since asus ...
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MOBA vs MMORPG delay

When I play games like Dota 2 on a server located on the opposite side of the world, i will experience very obvious delays. Eg. If i click a character to move, it will only start moving 3 sec later. ...
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What is the speed difference between Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB to Ethernet?

So I got a new ASUS ZenBoon a month ago and I just got a USB to Ethernet adapter and wanted to test the connection speeds so I went to speedtest.net and did several tests with the adapter and via Wi-...
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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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Curious case of slow data rate

I have a Netgear router (JNR1010) which supports data rate up to 150 Mbps. My laptop is connected with the router and so is my mobile (Redmi 2 Prime, 802.11n). Now, when I create a FTP Server from ...
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Orbit Download Manager massive send packets (no torrent)

recently I've noticed my internet connection speed is low even my modem console was opening very slow , after troubleshooting using Wireshark I've found massive packets send to "sg.ilovewebgame.co.kr" ...
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Why do ISP's offer faster download speeds than upload speeds? [duplicate]

In most cases (in the USA) the major ISP's offer moderate download speeds, but the uploads speeds are a fraction of the upload speeds (normally about 10%). Why is this done? It would seem better ...
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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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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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Is traffic shaping for speed tests a legitimate approach?

VW recently got into a lot of trouble for designing a car that performed differently when being tested compared to when it was actually out on the road. This seems a bit analogous to ISPs providing ...
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How do I accurately measure internet speed? [closed]

There is a very similar Q already. Here I am asking for a test to accurately measure the upload and download speed. I tried two/three of these services mentioned in the link (and some others also) ...
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Very low Upload speed support on my Shared DSL Line?

I am having confusion that why am I getting too much minimum upload speed support on my ADSL Shared Line as...Is it due to ADSL technology that is supports that much minimum Upload speed which is ...
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How to increase RWIN Value in Windows 10?

We all know that a lot of things have been deprecated and there was also the introduction of auto scaling in earlier windows versions. Right now after using this analyzer http://www.speedguide.net/...
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Internet connection must be reset frequently or else it goes slow

Any reason for this? No other device exhibits this problem. I am using a Belkin USB Wi-Fi device, but I previously used an onboard Atheros Wi-Fi card and it was beyond horrible at maintaining ...
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Direct ethernet vs router+ethernet

I have a 60m long CAT5 Ethernet cable connected to my cable modem. When I connect my laptop directly to the ethernet cable speed tests show my maximum internet speed (20Mbps). If I connect the 60m ...
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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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WiFi bandwidth on one machine strangely lower than on another

I connect to the internet via a vDSL modem, which is also a wireless access point and a wired switch. I have two computers: a laptop and a desktop, both have wired and wifi network adapters, and both ...
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How much bandwidth does a T1 typically give?

We're about to move into a new apartment which has a T1 for $35 a month. How much bandwidth does a T1 usually supply? Right now we are with Comcast cable which theoretically gives us 14mb down / 7mb ...
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Internet connection really slow

For a while now, my internet connection has been seriously slow. I have changed ISP and there is still no difference. My main problem is when I play games, and it is literally unplayable. For example, ...
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Torrent: better to upload faster for a short time, or slower for a long time? [closed]

Let's assume that I finished to download a torrent, and now I want to seed the file, until I reach some share-ratio threshold (let say 1.0 or 1.5). What is the better strategy to be "socially fair" ...
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Speedtest: Why are some devices limiting despite there should be almost no difference?

I have different devices testing the internet speed. The first number is the download speed in Mbps and the second number is the upload speed in Mbps (see this video comparing Alpha, iPhone and ...
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Internet noticeably slower on one computer while faster on another connected to the same router

I have a 120Mb/s Internet connection and it works well on my laptop with 1Gb/s network card and Windows 7. But it works too slow on another computer which is older and which have 100Mb/s network card ...
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Wifi limited speed at 24MB [closed]

I have a problem/mystery I do not know what I do. I have with my ISP a 35Mb/s internet speed, the router delivered by the company has Wi-Fi B/G/N at 2.4GHz with a bandwidth of 20. The router is ...
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1Gbps network maxes out at 100 Mbps

I've been transferring files from my laptop to my PS3 with 15-20 MBps through cable. Now I have built a new HTPC and I connected it instead of the PS3 (so same cable, same port), and the max speed I ...
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How can I determine the minimum theoretical internet speed needed for smooth streaming in each Youtube video quality?

How can I determine the minimum constant internet bandwidth that is theoretically needed for smooth streaming in each video quality levels for Youtube: 480p, 720p and 1080p?
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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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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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Extremely slow internet speed after reinstall

I have recently had a hard drive failure so I was forced to reinstall my OS (Windows 7). After a fresh install, I noticed the internet speed became extremely slow (~15 minutes for downloading a 20MB ...
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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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Alternative methodologies for measuring internet speed? [closed]

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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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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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 ...