increase download speed

Hello friends
Iam currently having wireless broadband with speed of 5 mbps but when I download things on site
1.why don't they download as fast , I know the theoritical estiamte for downlaod is 1/10th of connection speed. there a way to increase downlaod speed.

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1. Check your speeds at a speedtesting site like or dslreports.  That'll give you an idea of your actual speed.  If it's just one or two sites that are slow then it could be their connection.  More than likely it's because you're not getting advertisted speeds.
2. If it's wireless sometimes getting a better antenna of some sort will help.

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5 MBps is shared by many other users. Its the maximum speed that you can get when no one is using.But can gaurantee that it would be the same all the time.You need to have a leased line to  maintain that 5mbs download all the time.but might be too expensive
Steven VonaCommented:
You said you are downloading stuff onsite not through the internet?

How good of a wireless connection do you have?  Also it depends on a lot of variable.  How many people using the connection/server.  What kind of processor, hard drive, cables, routers, etc....

As you indicated, the acual post shows "on-site" - indicating that a broadband is not involved.

That being the case (and this applies if the Net is involved as well).

The major clog in the system (saving extremely slow processor) will be the NIC.

... What standards are we talking about in the wireless set-up?

Likely (b) or (g)

-- my other question involves the nature of the "broadband" ... is this municipal provided connection (like Philadelphia)?
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