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1answer
38 views

What is a 1GBps port speed?

I have a question about a way I can measure download speed of my server in my case. Basically I have a dedicated server at Namecheap and I purchased the 1GBps port speed. (Not to advertize). But when ...
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0answers
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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 ...
28
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10answers
3k views

Does speed enhancement software actually work? [duplicate]

Here on the Internet, we see many ads promoting software products which can enhance your Internet speed. I wonder, how could this be? Imagine that you are using a 1 Mbps Internet connection, and the ...
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1answer
41 views

analyizing why wifi / internet connection is slow

We've got around 10mb download internet which we connect to over wifi, we have about 8 machines / devices connected at any one time. The internet speed ranges from ok to bad depending when you use it. ...
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1answer
115 views

Slow internet only on my mac - same ethernet gets 100mbs on other laptop

Wondering if someone could help me diagnose a network problem. My Macbook pro running OSX seems to have a connection bottleneck. I have 100mbs on my other laptop but when I take the same Ethernet ...
0
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0answers
19 views

How can I detect if an online backup service is doing IP-based throttling?

I live on a campus in the US and I am trying to understand why my upload speed to the online backup service Backblaze on area Y of the campus is 10 times slower than on area X of the campus (20000 vs ...
1
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0answers
38 views

Router slowing down to a crawl

Recently I upgraded my 2Mbps ADSL connection to a 6Mbps ADSL2+. Ever since this has been happening: After a router reset, the connection from modem to router is at a speed of 6Mbps for around 15 ...
0
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0answers
26 views

Poor wireless performance after WiFi printer intstall & uninstall

A few weeks back I installed a Canon WiFi printer, which caused all manner of issues with my laptop's COM ports (see - Cannot Delete Unwanted COM ports - Windows 7). Unfortunately by the time I ...
0
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1answer
171 views

How does torrenting affect the browsing speed?

I am unclear how does the torrent download affects the speed test. I am on a 5 Mbps line, When I download my torrent file at the speed of 300KB/s ( big B), then the speed test speed ...
0
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1answer
216 views

Slow copying files from Linksys EA6700

Copying files to the external hard disk of the Linksys EA6700 WLAN router via LAN is about 3 MB/s, but copying it back via LAN is only 250 kb/s. One file, file size ~ 10 MB. It doesn't matter which of ...
0
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2answers
434 views

Why do I have to set the “Speed and Duplex” setting to connect faster to my LAN?

My LAN originally took about 3-5 minutes to achieve Internet connectivity. This was way too long for me, so I found this fix which basically said: In advanced settings of network adapter, for ...
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1answer
97 views

Speed test results always the same? [closed]

So i'm trying to measure my internet speed to see if i get the speed where i'm paying for. I read that with a direct connection to your modem you get a closer measure of your promised internet speed. ...
0
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0answers
39 views

How can I give priority in nginx for certain ips?

I want to download files from one server to another, my problem is that in peak time my servers are in high network load and the speed is not so great. How can I give priority in nginx for certain ...
1
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0answers
25 views

Can I improve download-speed by connecting two 4g-routers? [duplicate]

I have mobile Internet at home with one Huawei B593 4g-router. When it works it's pretty fast, around 17 Mbits/s down, but the service is unstable and I would frankly like it even faster. If i get one ...
1
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1answer
1k views

Enabling wifi adapter causes slow laptop until reboot OR while AC adapter is plugged out

It's been a couple of weeks now that I feel that my pc is feeling slower than usual. Not just network related things but just about everything gets a delay (timings at the end of the post). It's like ...
0
votes
1answer
828 views

Slow speed on Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller - HP Pavilion 64 bit

I recently upgraded my internet speed to 90 mbs but when I run a speedtest on my computer, it never gets over 50 mbs. I've had the ISP company over here a few times, they've tested everything and have ...
0
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1answer
186 views

Linux Shell Speed/Bandwidth Limit

I use Debian 6 - 64bit and I've been using "trickle" for limiting my download/uploads speed on different kinds of programs like "wget" or "ftp". But now I want to reduce speeds for different kinds of ...
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1answer
674 views

My internet provider is limiting my download speed but not browsing speed, How can I overcome that? [closed]

I'm connecting to internet through ppp connection which gives me a speed of ~ 1 mB/s for browsing and a speed of exact (no less or more) 50 kB/s for downloading. but when using socks server (Tor), it ...
1
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1answer
115 views

Is there a way to prioritize network speeds on networked applications?

Just as there is "high priority, normal priority etc" or "niceness" for cpu time, is there a way to do something like this for a network card/internet? For example If I am downloading a file from my ...
2
votes
1answer
212 views

UTP Cat-6 low speeds

I've got a UTP Cat-6 ethernet installation with a Linux server in one end, my PC in the other and three gigabit switches in between. Recently I changed the cable from a normal Cat-5 to an UTP Cat-6, ...
1
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2answers
393 views

Router speed not matching my ISP speed

My ISP recently upgraded me to 150 mbps, I can only get close to this if I wire directly from the modem to my computer. If I wire through my router it maxes at 55, the router model is Linksys E1550, ...
1
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1answer
787 views

Do I get benefits of a gigabit switch with 100 Mbps modem?

We have an ADSL modem which has four 100 Mbps ports. In one of them we have a 20 port 100 Mbps switch where all the networking devices are currently connected. If I buy a gigabit switch and connect it ...
2
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2answers
208 views

Why would network traffic on one computer affect the speed of another?

I have two computers on my network - a desktop and a laptop. Both are hardwired to my router. Yesterday I started a 500MB Windows update on my laptop. My desktop was suddenly very unresponsive: the ...
2
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7answers
6k views

Is there a easy way to calculate time for data transfer?

Are there any sites or easy methods of finding out it would take for file transfer over different speed links? For example, I need to find out how long it would take to download/transfer file of 75G ...
4
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1answer
2k views

How can I measure the speed of a network drive mounted on Windows 7?

Are there any tools to measure the speed of a network drive mounted on Windows 7? I found a tool called HD Tach but it's not compatible with Windows 7, and it does not look like it can measure ...
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2answers
563 views

how can I improve WI-FI speed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I speed up data transfer between local computers on a WiFi network? My question is similar to this: How can I speed up data transfer between local computers on a ...
2
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1answer
471 views

Software for quickly copying large amounts of data over LAN?

I'm looking for some software for copying large amounts of data from a Mac OS X machine to a Windows 7 machine over a Cat5e cable with IPv4 connectivity? Another way I could ask this question is ...
0
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1answer
68 views

How to test the connection speed of a list of hosts?

The background is that I want to find the fastest mirror for CTAN. And I don't want to ping their addresses one by one. I searched this on google and found netselect. However, this seems not work on ...
5
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3answers
8k views

How do I find out the speed of an Ethernet cable?

During the years I've collected many ethernet cables. I'd like to know the speed of each one (10Mbit / 10BASE-T or 100Mbit / 100BASE-TX or 1000BASE-T). How could I find out the speed of each Ethernet ...
2
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1answer
330 views

Can a $30 wireless router really transfer with 150Mbps?

I have just bought a $30 wireless router which claims a transfer rate of 150Mbps. Can that really be true? Or is this with an assumed compression or some other marketing fine print?
0
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1answer
129 views

Single machine within Subnet Has One Tenth network speed

I have an issue regarding my network. One of the machines within the same subnet seems to have its download speed capped at 1 Mbps. Other machines within that subnet hit 11 Mbps or more. The machines ...
14
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3answers
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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5answers
2k views

Why are network speeds measured in Kbits/sec instead of KBytes/sec?

Why is network throughput measured in KBits/sec? It seems like it would make more sense to have it in KBytes/sec. You'd avoid angry users, and save a lot of headache converting between the two. Is it ...
0
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1answer
143 views

Signal Strength Drops

I have a DSL line with advertised speeds of 8 Mbps and when I run a speed test on Speedtest.net it confirms that I have a download speed of 8 Mbps. However, when using the wireless connection (VIZIO ...
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3answers
41k views

Why does my Internet slow to a crawl unless I reboot my router every few days?

A few weeks ago, I noticed that my Internet connection had slowed down to a crawl. I waited a few days hoping it would go away on its own, but it didn't get better. So I asked this question about how ...
3
votes
1answer
460 views

Testing connection with a certain site

Although internet connection is fast enough (8 Mbps, wireless speedtest), I'm having trouble streaming radio from a certain site. Here's the peculiar thing: the stream seems to run smoothly on other ...
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2answers
1k views

Wireless Connection not maxed out but “slow”

I just got a 20MBit cable connection at home and tried to measure the bandwidth from this with my laptop. After a few tries (5), I could see I was getting 14/1 Mbps (down/up) speeds from speedtest.net ...
1
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1answer
64 views

less packages send but faster speed?

i am sharing my wireless router with my roommates. through the router statistic view, i see a guy, whose UDP packages send in 5 sec. is only half as much as i did, but the total bytes he send in 5 ...
0
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1answer
634 views

Home Network Speed Control

I have a home network installed in following way: Internet<->server<->switch<->computers,etc Server has DHCP server installed and I would like to be able to limit download&upload speed ...
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1answer
1k views

Signal strength and Speed of wireless network

As shown by Lenovo Access Connections on my Windows 7, the wireless network I am using has a speed of 54.0Mbps but a signal strength of 88%. I am using WinSCP with unlimited speed to download files. ...
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votes
3answers
2k views

My wireless network slows down every 7.5 minutes when my desktop is switched on

My network has lag spikes lasting for a few seconds every 7.5 mins. The spikes also effect any other computer connected connected to my wirless router at the time. My wife has to connect her laptop ...
0
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0answers
58 views

Where can I get Microsoft Windows peer-to-peer networking speed characteristics?

Where can I get Microsoft Windows peer-to-peer networking speed characteristics? I need to know if and what speed advantages you get with it over net.tcp and other ws-* bindings and if it is faster ...
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6answers
6k views

Test wireless speed?

Is there an utility that can test the speed between my pc and the wireless access point i am connected to? To clarify why i need to know this. My isp is providing me with a speed of 20mbs. Now if my ...
2
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2answers
3k views

Connection speed drops from 1 Gbps to 10 Mbps (Vista 64)

I recently got a Windows Home Server (HP MediaSmart Server EX490) setup so I could do backups and other things. However, I am having trouble on my Vista 64 PC. The backup will be making great ...
3
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1answer
2k views

Slow download speeds on MacBook Pro

Just as the title says, I am getting very low download speeds on my MacBook Pro. I did a speed test at speedtest.net, and am getting 7 MbPS down, .5 up. However, I can only seem to get 270 KB PS max ...
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5answers
4k views

How to accelerate internet speed?

In Windows 7, How can I accelerate a 1Mb DSL connection speed ? what tips I can apply on browsers or windows to get a faster web-surf ?
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3answers
2k views

scp a little slow? windows vm ubuntu and mac leopard

I am running ubuntu under VMware. I connected my USB drive directly to ubuntu instead of through windows XP and i started transferring files from my mac leopard to ubuntu/usb HD Most of the time the ...
1
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1answer
457 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 ...
5
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3answers
1k views

A truer gauge of network speed

I was recently setting up a new 1.5MB DSL connection at home. After connecting my computers (wirelessly) to my DSL modem I fired off a broadband speed tester to see if both were delivering the ...
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2answers
442 views

Why is my connection slow?

I have a Dell Precision T5400 with a Broadcom 1Gb onboard NIC. For some strange reason, when I access machines on our local network, the best I can get is around 125KB/s download speed. My laptop ...