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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 me what I can do to up the speed please?

    thank you

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    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

    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

    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" 22nd Aug 2016

    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" 22nd Aug 2016

    Original Poster

    oh ://////////

    I think I understand

    imgur.com/a/d…mw4 so that is showing me 300kb/s

    omfg

    rip me



    hooversandhorns

    Speed test shows results in bits per second rather than bytes so your … 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


    OP seriously needs to up their speed as 350KB/s is painfully slow.

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    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 :'(

    Godlikezebra

    My old house was 450kb/s I had high hopes for this place but looks like … 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.
    amazon.co.uk/GEN…dsl
    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.

    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.

    Where do u live and which provider?

    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.

    kester76

    Depending on the age of your faceplate you can grab a couple of speed … 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.

    EndlessWaves

    The faceplates are just filters in a different shaped box, they do … The faceplates are just filters in a different shaped box, they do exactly the same [email protected]: 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/sUpper 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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