# Speed check

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Hi

I am new to uTorrent.

I have done the speed check with the express dual check.

I am on 8meg with AOL

At the moment i am using the default settings and my download speed is between 6.5 and 12 Kb/s

My speed checks where

#1

Upload :: 188 Kbps or 0.2 Mbps (23 kB/s)

#2

Upload :: 140 Kbps or 0.1 Mbps (17 kB/s)

#3

Upload :: 177 Kbps or 0.2 Mbps (22 kB/s)

I used #1 check

Is this correct, it says take your upload speed result in Kbit/s and divide it by 8

So is it 23 divide by 8 = 2.875

now 2.875 multiply by 0.7 = 4.1071428571428571428571428571429

Am i calculating it wrong.

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You're using the right formulas on the wrong numbers.

Upload :: 188 Kbps or 0.2 Mbps (23 kB/s)

Upload :: 140 Kbps or 0.1 Mbps (17 kB/s)

Upload :: 177 Kbps or 0.2 Mbps (22 kB/s)

So your average is about 160 kilobits/second (20 KiloBYTES/second)...but here's hoping the low values were just "unlucky".

In my Speed Guide (2nd link in my signature), your settings would be the 160 kilobit/sec upload settings.

But the problem is...your AOL service is actually coming through Carphone Warehouse Broadband Services, which disrupts (most) AND throttles (the rest) of the BitTorrent traffic passing through it.

More details:

http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?pid=362432#p362432

BTW, you're certainly NOT getting anywhere near 8 megabit/sec down speeds according to your speed tests. This is the highest you got:

...Which isn't even ONE megabit/sec!

You're getting shortchanged/robbed AND throttled below even that!

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I have been with AOL for a long time and upgraded from 2meg to 8meg 2 years ago, is it 8meg or 8mb

What would you suggest I should do, if I am not getting what I pay for, I know I wont get the full 8meg, should I contact them, and will I need some printouts of speed tests, I don't want to make myself look a fool whilst contacting them, I would like all the info in front of me.

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You're not getting HALF of 2 megabit/sec what you PREVIOUSLY had!

So that's less than 1/8th of 8 megabit/sec...what you've been paying for, for 2 years.

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I rang AOL and they talked me through resetting the router

My ISP is AOL on 8meg but only reveiving 6meg

My Router is NETGEAR ADSL DG834G

They asked me to reset the router by pressing the reset button for 20 seconds.

Open up Explorer and type in the search bar 192.168.0.1 and my Router settings came up.

I had to look in Basic Setting to check if the email and password was correct.

I had to look in WAN Set up and changed the MTU Size to 1400 then click apply

That was it.

These are my speed checks now

#1

Upload :: 369 Kbps or 0.4 Mbps (45 kB/s)

#2

Upload :: 368 Kbps or 0.4 Mbps (45 kB/s)

#3

Upload :: 370 Kbps or 0.4 Mbps (45 kB/s)

I will use #3 check

So how do I calculate this, is it 370

So is it 370 divide by 8 = 46.25

now 46.25 multiply by 0.7 = 32.375

Is this correct

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That's not 6, it's 2!:

So how do I calculate this, is it 370

So is it 370 divide by 8 = 46.25

now 46.25 multiply by 0.7 = 32.375

That is correct.

But...I doubt you'll be able to upload faster than 5 KB/sec except to others on the same ISP. And even then, you probably won't break 20 KB/sec total.

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So do i input 32 in the Maximum upload rate

I have put 32 in and the download speed is 2.3 to 12 and the up speed is 31 to 32

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Choose matching settings from my speed guide that corresponds to your upload speed.

So for 32 KiloBYTE/second upload speed, use the 320 kbit/sec upload settings.

Much apresiated

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