Why is my download speed so slow Tags: Download Cable Networking Last response: June 7, 2012 11:37 PM in Networking Share gab10101 June 7, 2012 5:37:31 AM 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 More about : download speed slow PhilFrisbie June 7, 2012 8:00:59 PM 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. chrissymoe June 7, 2012 9:56:51 PM have you opend your port's for downloading try a program like pf config this could help with download speed greatly Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer PhilFrisbie June 7, 2012 11:37:24 PM 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWhy my computer download speed so slow ForumWhy slow wireless download speed on one laptop but fast on the other new wireles ForumWhy is my transfer speed so slow ? ForumSlow write speeds with Intel 520 series SSD, why ? ForumWhy slow wireless download speed on one laptop but fast on the other wireless la ForumWhy slow wireless download speed on one laptop but fast on the other wireless la ForumSpeed issue between 2 internals Hard Drive, why so slow ? ForumWhy 'd my internet speed only slow down on one computer? Forumwhy is my download speed so slow if i have DSL? ForumWhy is my internet connection detecting such a slow speed ? ForumWhy is brothers internet speed very slow and mine really fast? Forumwhy slow file speed ? ForumWhy is my internet speed so slow all of a sudden ForumWhy have i slow download speeds on one computer but not on other ForumYouTube slow buffering speed . ForumWhy is my download speed so slow all of a sudden ForumRouter Setup ForumSlow network ForumSpeed up file transfer to nas ForumInternet cuts out and goes slow! More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !