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

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February 4, 2014 3:57:21 PM

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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February 4, 2014 4:04:46 PM

Details needed here:

How are you measuring that 200kbps? Go to Speedtest.net and try it there.
Wired or wireless?
Cable/DSL?
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February 4, 2014 4:05:34 PM

5/8. Your max downloading speed is 600 kbps.
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February 4, 2014 6:49:53 PM

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
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February 4, 2014 6:51:01 PM

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?
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February 4, 2014 7:07:57 PM

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.
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February 4, 2014 7:39:57 PM

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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February 4, 2014 7:44:29 PM

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.
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February 4, 2014 7:51:17 PM

Kk thx my ISP Is Bell in canada my connection is Sattelite
And im connected wirelessely to the internet
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February 4, 2014 7:54:24 PM

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.
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February 4, 2014 8:00:44 PM

Is there anyway i can connect better my PC is upstairs router is downstairs
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February 4, 2014 8:06:37 PM

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.
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February 4, 2014 9:00:10 PM

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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