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Speedtest.net shows higher speed than I actually get.

Question asked by arunscape on Sep 1, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 17, 2013 by [shaw]jeff

On Speedtest.net, it tells me my download speed is about 40-50 Mbps or about 4.2 MB/s (in a second test after I changed units)

 

But while downloading 2 ubuntu iso images (Which are very well seeded torrents).

I don't get speeds faster than 1.3 MB/s even though I forced protocol encryption to bypass throttling.

 

While downloading the iso images from Canonical's official server, I still get 1.3 MB/s capped. (The speed fluctuates)

 

Why? I've seen my hard drive read/write about 30 MB/s and my computer's wireless card allows up to 300 Mnps bandwidth

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