[SOLVED] Why am I getting download speed of around 300 to 400 kbps on my pc even when I have a 50mbps connection?

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I am getting 6 mbps download speed on steam and 1.7 to 1.8 mbps on mega, when I downloaded a yt video I got download speed of around 7 mbps.
 

DSzymborski

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image showing 400 kbps-https://mega.nz/#!wFUGSSAB!M4n2zurK8ap5A2885eOoGmSK3H3Szz7B7M5G8oOVoxk
image showing 7 mbps-https://mega.nz/#!kREW0YwI!N1oAE6TYzJxQS5HZ17kUKxDSV39IC5CcssA2CjNo-bU
These are in KBps and MBps, not Kbps or Mbps. These are very specific terms and this is a field in which precision is extremely important. While there's nothing serious that results here outside of a "Who's On First?" comedy sketch, some day, your not being precise with these descriptions could result in you frying a motherboard or a CPU.

The 7 MBps is perfectly normal for a 50 Mbps, in fact on the good side (you were probably getting speeds from your ISP closer to 60 MBps at this point). The 400 KBps is slow, but from what you've provided, there's no particular reason to think it's anything you can resolve on your end and more likely something related to the source.

A Ferrari can go 200 MPH, but if the Ferrari's on a dirt road and can't go 200 MPH, it's the fault of the road, not the car.
 
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As person above said: its 50 MEGABITS not MEGABYTES per second.
But on some websites I am getting around 7 mbps download speed(downloaded a 1 gb file in some minutes only) but on some websites like ocean of games, CDromance etc I am getting 300 kbps to 400 kbps.
 

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But on some websites I am getting around 7 mbps download speed(downloaded a 1 gb file in some minutes only) but on some websites like ocean of games, CDromance etc I am getting 300 kbps to 400 kbps.
Download speeds are never guaranteed as the variety of sources on the Internet have different available bandwidth.
 

DSzymborski

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But on some websites I am getting around 7 mbps download speed(downloaded a 1 gb file in some minutes only) but on some websites like ocean of games, CDromance etc I am getting 300 kbps to 400 kbps.
MBps or Mbps? Again, these are two different things; websites generally report download speeds in megabytes, not megabits. 7 MBps would be about as expected, 7 Mbps would not be. It's important to not confuse the two; do you have a screenshot of the download speed of the site in which you get 7 something?

As for some websites, not every website will offer you maximum download speeds. It depends on a number of issues.
 
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MBps or Mbps? Again, these are two different things; websites generally report download speeds in megabytes, not megabits. 7 MBps would be about as expected, 7 Mbps would not be. It's important to not confuse the two; do you have a screenshot of the download speed of the site in which you get 7 something?

As for some websites, not every website will offer you maximum download speeds. It depends on a number of issues.
image showing 400 kbps-https://mega.nz/#!wFUGSSAB!M4n2zurK8ap5A2885eOoGmSK3H3Szz7B7M5G8oOVoxk
image showing 7 mbps-https://mega.nz/#!kREW0YwI!N1oAE6TYzJxQS5HZ17kUKxDSV39IC5CcssA2CjNo-bU
 

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  1. Download speed is directly influenced by where you are downloading from, as well as your speed from your ISP.
  2. If a performance test from speedtest.net shows speed at or close to what you pay your ISP for, that's all you can do.
  3. Those file names indicate NonLegit sources. .7z for a game? Pirated software, be it games or movies, is absolutely not allowed here.
 
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  1. Download speed is directly influenced by where you are downloading from, as well as your speed from your ISP.
  2. If a performance test from speedtest.net shows speed at or close to what you pay your ISP for, that's all you can do.
  3. Those file names indicate NonLegit sources. .7z for a game? Pirated software, be it games or movies, is absolutely not allowed here.
Speed test is showing speed around 50 mbps(speed of the plan we paid for).
 

DSzymborski

Glorious
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image showing 400 kbps-https://mega.nz/#!wFUGSSAB!M4n2zurK8ap5A2885eOoGmSK3H3Szz7B7M5G8oOVoxk
image showing 7 mbps-https://mega.nz/#!kREW0YwI!N1oAE6TYzJxQS5HZ17kUKxDSV39IC5CcssA2CjNo-bU
These are in KBps and MBps, not Kbps or Mbps. These are very specific terms and this is a field in which precision is extremely important. While there's nothing serious that results here outside of a "Who's On First?" comedy sketch, some day, your not being precise with these descriptions could result in you frying a motherboard or a CPU.

The 7 MBps is perfectly normal for a 50 Mbps, in fact on the good side (you were probably getting speeds from your ISP closer to 60 MBps at this point). The 400 KBps is slow, but from what you've provided, there's no particular reason to think it's anything you can resolve on your end and more likely something related to the source.

A Ferrari can go 200 MPH, but if the Ferrari's on a dirt road and can't go 200 MPH, it's the fault of the road, not the car.
 
Reactions: toniplavna

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