You never get 100% of your maximum speed, for all sorts of reasons including where the stuff is coming from and all the routers it has to go through to get to you.
If you run the BT Wholesale Performance Tester
, make a note of the latency on the initial results page, then click the Further Diagnostics
button near the bottom, it asks for your phone number then gives you a silly graph and two useful text boxes. The important extra info there is the IP Profile, (down and up).
Knock a bit off that for various overheads and that's what you can get.
Just a minor point, which can confuse people reading your posts. Connection and transmission speeds are measured in kbps or Mbps, (b = bits), which is what you are typing, but file sizes are measure in bytes (B = Bytes). You've done the conversion right, but you mean 9.125MBps or MB/s. Most downloaders report in MBps because you are pulling a file and thinking file size. Speedtesters report in kbps or Mbps because they are checking the connection speed
Do you mean the reported downloads are between 6 and 8.5? Are some download sites consistently low and others high? WHich ISP is it? Some have throttling or congestion, others don't.
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Edited by RobertoS (Fri 29-Mar-13 12:56:43)