How do i bring out my Internets true potential, i am paying for 20megs from qwest, now centurylink, i get it through the phone jack into the modem and through the ethernet from the modem into my pc, the modem is a ZyXEL PK5000Z. i can never download anything faster then 2 mbps ever, Speedtest.net says im get just over 12mbps but its wrong somehow, obviously there got to be something im doing wrong...
Also please take into account usually with TCP/IP requests there is usually about 10-20% overhead when computers talk over the internet.
When you say you can never download anything faster than 2Mb, do you mean megaBYTES,or megaBITS?
If you have a 20Mbit connection with 20% tcp/ip overhead, you should be downloading approximately 2MegaBYTES a second (max speed) - in which those stats are correct if it says you are getting 2MegaBytes from speedtest.net.