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#1 yiati   User is offline

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ISP labeled speed vs the speed I am reading on status

Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:39 PM

What is the difference between the speed that an ISP says they may offer, (ex: up to 15Mbps), as opposed to the numbers that I am reading from my "Wireless Network Connection Status". The reason I ask this is because they differ drastically. The internet plan that I am signed up for currently says that they offer speeds up to 15Mbps, yet the status I am reading says 60Mbps. I realize that this may be a dumb question, but hopefully that means someone can finally enlighten me!!

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Re: ISP labeled speed vs the speed I am reading on status

Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:55 PM

What your WiFi connection status is reporting is not the speed that your ISP is allowing you to download at, but rather the speed of the connection between your computer and the router.

If you were to connect another computer to that same router and share some files, you should be able to download the files from that computer to yours at that 60Mbps speed, but the total speed you are able to download from the internet from both computers would be capped at the speed your ISP is selling you.
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