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Network speed. Hi, I am an amateur so apologies in advance if this is a silly question.... A Speed test tells me I have download speed of 3495 kb/s and upload speed of 305 kb/s My PC tells me I have a network speed of 100mps. I feel I am not getting the full value of the download speed. Might my system be constrained by some of the hardware (or software)? I have a Dell dimension 3000, a Zyxel prestige 650H-E1 ADSL Router. Thank you...

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  • unionhall Jul 22, 2008

    Thank you latoof,



    The rated internet connection speed is 4MB. It was increased recently but I saw no change in my processing speed. Could the PC itself be a limiting factor ?

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I'll have to dig that out.... back later - and thanks again.

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The speed of the network adaptor is 100mps but the system speed is constrained by the maximum speed that your broadband provider.

What is the rated speed of the internet connection to your home? this will be the limiting factor.

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

  • Dave Jul 22, 2008

    From your tested speed, you appear to be getting what I would consider a reasonable speed from a nominal 4MB service.



    As far as "processing speed" do you mean the speed of browsing on theinternet?



    In general terms yes you hardware may be limiting performance. please post specs of system

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The Access Line or Connection (download) speed is the speed of your Broadband connection between the local telephone exchange and the wireless router. This is the speed that Broadband is able to provide into your home rather than the actual speeds that you experience when using the internet.This download speed is typically twice the speed of your available upload speed.

Be careful all the major ISP's will test your line and come back to you will a max speed of about 3MB (3072 kbps OR 384 kB/sec) and sell you the product on this basis I have never got anywhere near this tested value. If you divide the tested value by 1/3 this would be a more reasonable speed.

For example if your ISP is able to provide you with a 1MB connection your maximum download speed will be 1024 kbps, in reality you will never reach this due to exchange limitations a connection (download) speed of 900 kbps (0.8MB OR 112 Kb/sec) would be more realistic and 350 kbps (0.35MB OR 44 kB/sec ) for uploading.

If you browse outside the peak period your speed will increase. However It will reduce significantly during the peak period from 5pm to 12am. If you want to download large programs or files, try doing this overnight or at a different time of the day.

Clearing your cache won't make you browse faster it is a collection of files which record your activity on the internet. These files are usually stored in your computer's Temporary Internet Files folder.
They can make browsing the web faster, as loading a page you've visited before is quicker if your computer has kept a record of images and other components within the web page. Clearing these files away can free up space on your hard drive and resolve certain problems you may experience while browsing like slow browser speeds !!

Tweaking your TCPIP can help here is a reg tweak that will optimize your registry WRT your TCP parameters; internet caching and simultaneous downloads.

Test your actual connection OR download speed here and e-mail it to yourself you can also set it to create a graph of your download times it will also show you a comparison of you and a typical value from your actual service provider, you will never get any where near this I use Sky Mid at the moment and I max out at on a 1MB line about 900kbps (112kB/sec) they say sky should offer you 2827kbps (354 kB/sec) which would be 80% of a 3MB line.

http://testmy.net/speedtest/download_broadband_test.php

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If you start the automatic test and leave your PC on for 24 hours you will see at what time your connection will max out, the results are stored if you become a regsitered user, this link will test upload and donwload ( this is your line speed) in kbps (kilobits per second)

http://www.testmy.net/tools/test/scheduled_test.php?r_time=1

when finished to you can download the results to a csv (comma separated value) and import into Excel to see a pretty graph if you like.!!!!

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You don't mention if you've tested the connection without the router, or whether you're using a wireless or wired connection. So I've tried to give you as much of the necessary information as possible, sorry it's so long and I hope I haven't rambled too much or been confusing.

Remember not to test using just one site, the wider the range of sites you use to test, the more useful your findings, up to a point. One or two large sites should be enough ie microsoft, ubuntu, etc and maybe a couple of sites that you use regularly.

Test the connection without the router, if it's much better, then you know it's definitely something with the router, if not then it's either a slow server(if it only happens with certain pages), virgin or your pc(running slow, viruses, faulty hardware etc). So make sure your pc is working properly, clean of viruses and spyware (including ie toolbars, and google software etc) and/or phone virgin.

If you're not sure if your pc is ok, see if you can borrow another and try it on your connection. Make sure the owner doesn't have a similar problem to yours.

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So if the connection improved without the router then test your router.
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If wired is faster then make sure the router is set to use wireless g and not just b, also try changing your channel number. It may just be that you're too far away from the router (either move the pc closer or get a range extender) or that there's too much in the way ie. metal, brick, concrete. Or that there's too much interference, ie. other peoples wireless (in which case change the channel number), cordless phones, microwaves, etc. (try to move them out of the way if possible)

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