?
Solved

cable modem uploads slow but speed tests are not

Posted on 2007-03-21
3
Medium Priority
?
271 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-14
when at my office i download a file from my home pc which is on cox cable modem i get a download speed of 66kbps..
If I run the speed tests at home they show that I can upload at 450kbps..
speed test site i am using is http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest

i have tried adjusting tcp parameters in the registry and they just made it slower..
what could be wrong..
0
Comment
Question by:Stella Pauley
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 57

Accepted Solution

by:
giltjr earned 1000 total points
ID: 18768409
Are you the network person at your office?
Could your office have software in place that is doing bandwidth throttling?
How many users are in your office?
What is the bandwith utilization on your work connection?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Stella Pauley
ID: 18769198
figured it out..
This has haunted me since the dawn of cable internet... And of course cox could never explain it..

Cox advertises 7m download and 550k upload..

My down tests at 6.2m (good)
But my upload has always been 66k not 500k.. Bugged the hell out of me..

Actually its all in the advertising (Jerks)...

550 kbps = 67.155 KB/s

There's a big difference between a kilobit and a kilobyte....
0
 
LVL 57

Expert Comment

by:giltjr
ID: 18770998
You know I was going to ask about 'b' vs. 'B', but since you had little 'b' on both I assumed that little 'b' is what you meant.  Oh, well, your not the first and you won't be the last.  

I've lost count how many times I written one and meant the file. :)
0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This solves the problem of diagnosing why an internet connection is no longer working. It also helps identify the likely cause of the lost connection if the procedure fails to re-establish your internet connection. It helps to pinpoint the likely co…
Sometimes you have to pull out old tricks to get a new firewall to work… While we were installing a new Sonicwall at a customers site we found that sites they were able to visit before were not working.  It seemed random and we could not understa…
This tutorial will teach you the special effect of super speed similar to the fictional character Wally West aka "The Flash" After Shake : http://www.videocopilot.net/presets/after_shake/ All lightning effects with instructions : http://www.mediaf…
How to fix incompatible JVM issue while installing Eclipse While installing Eclipse in windows, got one error like above and unable to proceed with the installation. This video describes how to successfully install Eclipse. How to solve incompa…
Suggested Courses

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question