MadTaffy Posted July 24, 2009 Report Share Posted July 24, 2009 Hi there!I'm new to the forums and i'm guessing as most n00bs to the site the first post is regarding speed problems etc.Well i haven't so much got a problem i just want to make sure i'm getting all my connection speed will allow, i'm with sky broadband and have the 16MB max package, the speed test below is about the min DL speed i get and the max is about 10MB depending on time of day etc. (test carried out with UT off)Its no where near the 16 i should be getting but thats obviously down to sky, the distance from exchange and quality of my line, i can live with avg. 8MB but what i don't understand is the way UT works out the speed, for example i takes me on avg. 15-20 mins to DL a 700mb file which i tink is about right for my connection speed but when i look at the download speed in UT if the torrent which i know will easily max out my connection i.e its from a seedbox with massive uplaod speeds it says approx. 850kB/s max (i never get above that) so my question is that right and how does that equate to avg. 8MB connection speed i have with my provider, also my rubbish upload speed is capped at 768kb/s so again on UT i would put my upload speed setting (not to max out my upload speed for browsing etc.) to ?? i will get max 90kB/s so is that right aswell if my provider speed is 768kb/s.So i'm just getting comfused when its comes to kB/s or kb/s there seems to be so many different kilobytes or kilobites and same with MBso if my torrent is downloading at 850kB/s and my internet DL connection speed is on avg. 8MB is that what i should be getting and can you explain the maths behind it please lol!sorry if that was a bit long winded on trying to explain what i mean but i hope i got across what i want to know lol! also sorry for the first post being a speed/connection issue but i guess i'm not on my own in this regard lol!My stats: (approx. the min i get as its done at busy time of day)many thanks in advance and any pointers will be gratefully recieved and much appreciated!Another quick question how come when UT is on but not downloading anything it effects the speed test i.e download speed so much, just tried it with UT running but nothing downloading and i got 3MB.??cheers MT (one comfused geezer lol) DOH.....!!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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