I am terribly confused - windows XP pro issue or my understanding

I am terribly confused - windows XP pro issue or my understanding

Post by ZnVudG9vc2 » Sat, 04 Dec 2004 23:03:03



I have a strange problem.
I took a ISP connection. My package claims that I would get 300kbps UL/DL
with this package. Ok. Good. I started it first day.
I connected to one server in my office. I connected to another server at my
friends house. Then I downloaded one file from one server at one time. I
again got max 60k bps. I downloaded same file from another server. I got max
60 kbps as DL speed.I now started downloading same file from both server at
the same time.
I was hoping that when I download same size file from both servers at the
same time, I would atleast got 120 kbps. because my ISP claims that I am
entitled to 300kbps DL. I expected that since I have 300kbps DL speed
capability, so this 300kbps would be consumed or divided almost equally
between both the downloading processes but I could hardly reach 60 kbps
combined. So, in fact, I can reach 60 kbps at max as combined downloading
capability.

I have started to feel that could it be some settings in windows xp pro
which has to increased or something like that.

I searched all discussion groups, but couldnt find satisfactory answer.

Appreciate help.
 
 
 

I am terribly confused - windows XP pro issue or my understanding

Post by Jim Mackli » Sat, 04 Dec 2004 23:23:26

It is possible that the server that is hosting the file you
are downloading is limited to some speed. Try another file
from another source. Also, run the checks at
www.pcpitstop.com to get a better idea about your system and
the actual connection.

Also, your ISP may be lying to you or the connection may be
defective.


--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.


"funtoosh" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in
message

|
| I have a strange problem.
| I took a ISP connection. My package claims that I would
get 300kbps UL/DL
| with this package. Ok. Good. I started it first day.
| I connected to one server in my office. I connected to
another server at my
| friends house. Then I downloaded one file from one server
at one time. I
| again got max 60k bps. I downloaded same file from another
server. I got max
| 60 kbps as DL speed.I now started downloading same file
from both server at
| the same time.
| I was hoping that when I download same size file from both
servers at the
| same time, I would atleast got 120 kbps. because my ISP
claims that I am
| entitled to 300kbps DL. I expected that since I have
300kbps DL speed
| capability, so this 300kbps would be consumed or divided
almost equally
| between both the downloading processes but I could hardly
reach 60 kbps
| combined. So, in fact, I can reach 60 kbps at max as
combined downloading
| capability.
|
| I have started to feel that could it be some settings in
windows xp pro
| which has to increased or something like that.
|
| I searched all discussion groups, but couldnt find
satisfactory answer.
|
| Appreciate help.

 
 
 

I am terribly confused - windows XP pro issue or my understanding

Post by XPUSE » Sat, 04 Dec 2004 23:27:52


=====================================
What kind of connection are you talking about exactly?
DIAL-UP?
ISDN?
DSL?
CABLE?
SATELLITE?
Who is the ISP?
=====================================
 
 
 

I am terribly confused - windows XP pro issue or my understanding

Post by Mike Hal » Sat, 04 Dec 2004 23:45:58

Example.. if two computers connect peer to peer and both are capable of high
speed, the resultant exchange of data will be fast.. if one of them is on
dialup, the exchange will be slow.. a system is only as good as its weakest
link..
 
 
 

I am terribly confused - windows XP pro issue or my understanding

Post by Miss Persp » Mon, 06 Dec 2004 12:20:49


Clarify something for me - what are you paying for a 3Mbps connection (in
which case you should be downloading at around 300kps) or a 300kps
connection (in which case your download speed should be around 30kps)?
--
Facon - the artificial bacon bits you get in Pizza Hut for sprinkling
on salads.
 
 
 

I am terribly confused - windows XP pro issue or my understanding

Post by Frank Saun » Mon, 06 Dec 2004 23:32:24

There are two factors involved in determining your download speed, what your
computer is capable of and how fast the server can deliver. If the server
is only supplying 60 kbps then that's the best you'll get from that server.

--
Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
Please respond in Newsgroup. Do not send email
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Protect your PC
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

I am terribly confused - windows XP pro issue or my understanding

Post by ...D » Fri, 10 Dec 2004 22:52:43

On Sun, 5 Dec 2004 03:20:49 -0000, "Miss Perspicacia Tick"


Hey Persicle, how's it *** ?? You've got your big 'uns & your little
'uns in a bunch here. Also to the guy who posted the original, this may
affect you..

In the older days it was easy. Everything was reported in Kbps or maybe
Kbps (big K or small k I believe is ok here, but not for the "B" or "b".
Kbps is kilobits (bits) per second. You talk in Mbps, which is....
hmmmmm, crap, I forget what the M stands for - anyways one Mbps = 1000
Kbps (M=million?... crud..). My cable download speed max is supposed to
be 3000 Kbps, or 3 Mbps.

However, now we've got programs, a lot of 'em now, reporting in KB/s, or
KBps perhaps - notice the large letter "B". Meaning bytes, not bits. My
torrent program is a good example of this, BitTornado. It reports in
KB/s. one byte = 8 bits. So when someone is seeing their speed reported,
they've got to understand this. If I am downloading a torrent file and it
says I am at 200 KB/s, than I can times 8 that to interpret my Kbps speed
to be 1600 Kbps. Or 1.6 Mbps... Darrn good for a p2p type connection.

If the original poster of this thread is getting 60 KBps and not 60 Kbps,
he is getting about 480 Kbps, a decent rate for a 300 Kbps DSL line -
because it seems to me that some DSL companies tell you the minimum you
are going to get, not the max....
...D.