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Hello Okay so I have just moved house. It says when I am downloading stuff on Steam and also a Gforce update that I get 350kb/s but when I do a speed test I get 2.93mb/s Could someone tell …
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7m, 3d agoPosted 7 months, 3 days ago
Hello

Okay so I have just moved house.

It says when I am downloading stuff on Steam and also a Gforce update that I get 350kb/s but when I do a speed test I get 2.93mb/s

Could someone tell me what I can do to up the speed please?

thank you
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7m, 3d agoPosted 7 months, 3 days ago
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Speed test shows results in bits per second rather than bytes so your download speed from GeForce is correct. 2.93 Mbits per second = 375.04Kbytes per second

Edited By: hooversandhorns on Aug 22, 2016 21:31: .

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#1
You need to work on the basics 1st.
Whos my provider
What speeds should I be getting
Where is my master socket
What faceplate do I have
What Modem do I have
What cable connects the faceplate to the modem
#2
If you doing a speed test and it shows 2.93 and yet it's downloading slower it's highly possible that servers you're downloading from are slow. Fully packed or so.
banned#3
Speed test shows results in bits per second rather than bytes so your download speed from GeForce is correct. 2.93 Mbits per second = 375.04Kbytes per second

Edited By: hooversandhorns on Aug 22, 2016 21:31: .
#4
Are you confusing bits and bytes? 1 megabit equals 0.125 megabyte, or 1 megabyte equals 8 megabits. If you Internet is 2.93Mbps (megabit per second) that would equal 0.366MB/s (megabyte per second) , but you would tend to get a little bit less. Or is it just a coincidence you're getting 350 download speed
Broadband companies talk in Bits and downloads are in Bytes, so just divide broadband company speed by 8 to get download speed.

Edited By: MIDURIX on Aug 22, 2016 21:06
#5
oh ://////////

I think I understand

http://imgur.com/a/dxmw4 so that is showing me 300kb/s

omfg

rip me

:(

hooversandhorns
Speed test shows results in bits per second rather than bytes so your download speed from GeForce is correct. 2.93 Mbits per second = 375.04Kbytes per second
#6
OP seriously needs to up their speed as 350KB/s is painfully slow.
#7
kester76
OP seriously needs to up their speed as 350KB/s is painfully slow.

My old house was 450kb/s I had high hopes for this place but looks like ill be suffering for many years to come :'(
#8
Godlikezebra
kester76
OP seriously needs to up their speed as 350KB/s is painfully slow.
My old house was 450kb/s I had high hopes for this place but looks like ill be suffering for many years to come :'(
Depending on the age of your faceplate you can grab a couple of speed improvements by swapping out an older face plate for a new VDSL faceplate as the filters lose a lot of internet speed.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/GENUINE-BT-Openreach-Interstitial-Compatible/dp/B00NMUXPOS/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1471898965&sr=1-1&keywords=mk3+vdsl
Also make sure that your modem is plugged into the 1st/master box of the house as this will give the best signal. Might help if you replace the cheap modem cable with a twisted cable as the flat ones and terrible.
I did this and went from 37mbit to 49mbit.
#9
it's very slow, your download is not great but should minimum enough to be okay to play online, your upload will be what will likely make you lag.
#10
Where do u live and which provider?
#11
Check that you have not missed a microfilter somewhere. Check the estimates (under BT ADSL) at Samknows - if you are way below the ADSL2 estimate, it's probably your problem, but if the estimate is low, then it may just be a painfully long line.
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kester76
Godlikezebra
kester76
OP seriously needs to up their speed as 350KB/s is painfully slow.
My old house was 450kb/s I had high hopes for this place but looks like ill be suffering for many years to come :'(
Depending on the age of your faceplate you can grab a couple of speed improvements by swapping out an older face plate for a new VDSL faceplate as the filters lose a lot of internet speed.

The faceplates are just filters in a different shaped box, they do exactly the same thing.

@GodlikeZebra: The convention is to use a lower case b for bits and an upper case B for bytes. So you're getting 350kB/s and 2800Mb/s

Upper case M means mega (1000x) while lower case m is milli (1/1000th) so that's always upper case when talking about internet speeds.

k should technically be lower case, but the upper case K isn't assigned to anything so KB/s is frequently used as it looks better.

per second can be either /s or ps. There's no difference in meaning, it's just a style choice.
#13
EndlessWaves
kester76
Godlikezebra
kester76
OP seriously needs to up their speed as 350KB/s is painfully slow.
My old house was 450kb/s I had high hopes for this place but looks like ill be suffering for many years to come :'(
Depending on the age of your faceplate you can grab a couple of speed improvements by swapping out an older face plate for a new VDSL faceplate as the filters lose a lot of internet speed.
The faceplates are just filters in a different shaped box, they do exactly the same thing.
@GodlikeZebra: The convention is to use a lower case b for bits and an upper case B for bytes. So you're getting 350kB/s and 2800Mb/s
Upper case M means mega (1000x) while lower case m is milli (1/1000th) so that's always upper case when talking about internet speeds.
k should technically be lower case, but the upper case K isn't assigned to anything so KB/s is frequently used as it looks better.
per second can be either /s or ps. There's no difference in meaning, it's just a style choice.

Except you take the signal straight from the face plate and not from a non twisted cheap cable into a poor quality filter. Best option is to take it straight from the source and then filter the whole phone system afterwards. I even found improvement after I removed the addition filters around the house.

If you use a filter then you are going from a backbox to flat cable to the telephone socket to a filter to a RJ11 socket. With a VDSL faceplate it connects directly to the backbox and gives you an RJ11 socket for the modem.

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