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Not getting what payed for, 5 megabits but getting 200kb

Hi so i have a 5megabit internet but thats not what im getting, im getting 200Kb
If i get a 25Megabit internet would i still be getting 200Kb and why am i getting 200kb?
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  1. Details needed here:

    How are you measuring that 200kbps? Go to Speedtest.net and try it there.
    Wired or wireless?
    Cable/DSL?
  2. 5/8. Your max downloading speed is 600 kbps.
  3. jjs0891 said:
    5/8. Your max downloading speed is 600 kbps.


    Wait what do you mean im not too good at networking so i need to be taught slowly thanks
  4. 44borna said:
    jjs0891 said:
    5/8. Your max downloading speed is 600 kbps.


    Wait what do you mean im not too good at networking so i need to be taught slowly thanks


    What is telling you that you are getting 200kb/sec?
    Is this wired or wireless?
  5. 5 Megabits per second. There are 8 bits in one byte. You download at most 5 Mbps = 625 kBps. Lowercase b should refer to bits while uppercase B should refer to bytes. Either way you should get more than what you stated. Run that speedtest and give us your results.
  6. Kk my speed test i did it i got 5.02 megabits kk thx
    But if i get a 25 megabit internet how much megabytes would i be getting?
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    44borna said:
    Kk my speed test i did it i got 5.02 megabits kk thx
    But if i get a 25 megabit internet how much megabytes would i be getting?


    Theoretically, around 25megabits per second. Assuming you have a non-sucky ISP.

    Also, realize that download 'speed' for a specific file from a specific location also depends on everything in the chain, including the source server. If their pipe is overloaded, what you personally will get will be slow.
  8. Kk thx my ISP Is Bell in canada my connection is Sattelite
    And im connected wirelessely to the internet
  9. 44borna said:
    Kk thx my ISP Is Bell in canada my connection is Sattelite
    And im connected wirelessely to the internet


    And since this is wireless, that may be/probably is an issue.
  10. Is there anyway i can connect better my PC is upstairs router is downstairs
  11. Well. Now we have a different issue - WiFi. You appear to be getting a crappy connection between you and the WiFi source (the router).

    WiFi connectivity issues are usually an environmental concern. Building construction, distance, what is in between.

    Ideally, you'd use a Cat5 cable.
  12. Will that cat5 cable go all the way to reach the router downstairs? And than there will be 1 ling wore coming out of my room downthe stairs and to the router room,or is it thin ?
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