Why is my download speed so slow

I am with bigpond (australia) and am paying for a 30mps cable plan with 500gb per month. For some reason when I download something I am getting around .5 to 1.5 mps
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  1. Are you sure you are looking at the mega bits (b) per second, and not mega bytes (B) per second? 1.5 MBps would be about 12Mbps, which is a great download speed considering that may times you are limited by the server on the other end.
  2. have you opend your port's for downloading try a program like pf config this could help with download speed greatly
  3. chrissymoe said:
    have you opend your port's for downloading try a program like pf config this could help with download speed greatly

    Just to clarify chrissymoe's comment: If you are using torrent software, then forwarding the proper ports to your PC will greatly increase the download speed.
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