Internet connection isn?EUR(TM)t giving the right speed

Published Date
01 - Oct - 2008
| Last Updated
01 - Oct - 2008
Internet connection isn’t giving the right speed

My BSNL broadband connection is 256 Kbps (fixed). When I download files of over 200 to 300 MB in size, the download starts at 12.5 to 17 Kbps and at times a maximum of 25 Kbps but nothing more than that.
I want to know that how could I speed up my download speed. I’ve already tried the limit reversible bandwidth scheme by using the QoS Packet Scheduler using gpedit.msc application in QoS packet scheduler. I enable it and decrease it zero per-cent, but it does not work. My friend has the same ISP and the same scheme with the same speed but when I downloaded 311.5 MB file from his computer it shows 167 kbps download speed. The 311.5 MB file downloaded within 25 min. Please suggest me how could I get the max speed. Can you give me some suggestions?

Souvik Mukherjee

DIGIT ANSWERS: A 256 kbps on most ISPs will give you between 25 and 30 KB (kilobits) per second. If you are getting 12.5 to 17 KB/s, then that is more or less the equivalent of a 128 kbps (kilobits per second) connection. If your friend gets 167 KB/s, then that most definitely isn’t a 256 Kbps connection but it might be a 2 Mbps connection.
The connection speeds also depend on the state of your telephone line, the amount of load between you and the site you are downloading from. It could also be some kind of server end issue on BSNL’s end. Contact them for your problem and ask them to rectify it. You can also check your connection by going to this page or some international services such as Ask your friend to do the same.

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