How do I use my internet connection to it's fullest potential?

Roxas2030

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This is what I have now. When I download I usually get around 2 megabits a second. I'm not too certain on how all this works, so asking help from you guys. I'm connected through an Ethernet port. I understand that the places I'm downloading from i.e. steam, is responsible for my downloads to an extent but not every place I download from can give me 2 MBs right? So yeah the title asks it all.
 
Solution
You're confusing bits (small 'b') with bytes (big 'B'). 2MB/sec (megaBytes) is roughly 20Mb/sec (megabits). Providers rate speeds in bits per second, not bytes per second. You are achieving maximum speed out of your connection.

Roxas2030

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I'm saying my potential speed is about 20 MBs. I download at 2MBs no matter where I download from. I just want to know if there's any way to use what I have, it sucks that 18MBS dl speed is going to waste.