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Difference in actual download speed and speedtest.net

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    Unhappy Difference in actual download speed and speedtest.net

    hi frnds,

    i got my broadband connection last month...
    speedtest.net shows speed at 1.7 Mbps and upload at 0.41
    but actual speed of download is no where near 160/170 kbps..i get anything between 10 kbps to 25 kbps.
    i tried at songs.pk and other similar sites.

    can any one plz tell me y its so??

    i have windows xp pro sp3...so i had to use tcp optimizer..settings are at optimal...firewall is set ok....snr ,upstream downstream etc values are wat r needed...still no use..

    since i am getting proper downlaod speed according to speedtest.net...does it mean any probs wid optimizer settings?
    i m confused
    kindly give inputs
    thanks

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    For those figures of download speed you must get around 200 Kilo Bytes/Second(KBps).

    Try downloading a large file like xp sp3 file from microsoft web site using a good download manager(free download manager).

    At the time of download stop all browsing and other download activity and watch the download speed you will surely get around 200 KBps.

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    The d/l speed depends on the server from which you are downloading. You can notice the same when trying different server in speedtest.net also. I get average d/l speed between 170-190 kB

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    thanks guys..
    i apply these suggestions...
    anyways night time download speed seems highly unreliable...but tat seems a prob wid all..

    also for new subscribers...one thing i noticed in my bill which was not mentioned by bsnl pple as well as i dint c it anywhere online...is first 15 days 100% free...and it is not specific to any particular plans coz mine was most basic plan of arnd 150-200 rupees..
    may be its been for ever,,,i dint kno so i m mentioning here!

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