Question How to get better internet speeds?

Fatblabs

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I'm not very great at internet and stuff. If I wanted to get faster wifi speeds, what should i be upgrading?
 

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I just ran a speed test and I got 65.8 download and a hilarious 5.23 upload
depending where you are, those are good speeds. You don't really need a massive upload speed unless you stream.

Need to know what plan you have before we know if there is any wiggle room. If you use wifi, it might depend on what WIFI card you have in the PC as well.
 

DSzymborski

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I just ran a speed test and I got 65.8 download and a hilarious 5.23 upload
Upload speeds are frequently much slower than download speeds. Heck, 50/5 was the standard at my local ISP in the early 2010s.

To get any kind of answer to your questions in this thread, you're going to have to do the footwork and find out what you're actually paying for from your ISP. Nobody here can read your mind or, even more crucially, read your contract with your ISP.
 

Fatblabs

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depending where you are, those are good speeds. You don't really need a massive upload speed unless you stream.

Need to know what plan you have before we know if there is any wiggle room. If you use wifi, it might depend on what WIFI card you have in the PC as well.
that's the thing, 1080p streams don't look too good on youtube. Not too bad, but lots of stutters.
 
You might have some other issue with your machine. 1080p takes only about 5-7mbps even at 60 frames on youtube. In addition youtube buffers the data so you should not see stutters.

Your internet connection is actually fast enough you could watch 4k video from youtube without a issue.

Upgrading your internet connection likely would not do much. Note if you are connecting to your router with wifi rather than ethernet that can cause issues. This tends to be because of interference from say your neighbors wifi and not something that is easily fixed.
 
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Fatblabs

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You might have some other issue with your machine. 1080p takes only about 5-7mbps even at 60 frames on youtube. In addition youtube buffers the data so you should not see stutters.

Your internet connection is actually fast enough you could watch 4k video from youtube without a issue.

Upgrading your internet connection likely would not do much. Note if you are connecting to your router with wifi rather than ethernet that can cause issues. This tends to be because of interference from say your neighbors wifi and not something that is easily fixed.
well when I'm streaming not watching streams
 
Then you may be below the recommended upload bandwidth. You need to look at the software and see what bandwidth is recommended for certain resolution.

You are again likely back to call your ISP and see if they offer a better plan than you currently have.
 

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