50 Mega Bytes of Download speed not helping..?

April 17, 2012 at 01:14:27
Specs: Windows 7
I have 50 Mega Bytes of Download speed yet most of my Downloads only download at 1-5 Mega Bytes Per. Second and I need some assistance in upping the maximum DL Speed for my browser... it is Google Chrome.

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April 17, 2012 at 02:09:46
Correct me, if I'm wrong, but I guess you meant 50 megabit not 50 megabyte.
In that case, 50 megabit/second divided by 8 gives you the value in megabyte and is 6,25 megabyte/second.
This is the maximum speed you can get.
But at all internet communications, you need to subtract the so called overhead, which is needed to ensure the correct communication on up- and download including error correction a.s.o.
So if you get 5 megabyte/second (is 40 megabit/second), you got a good speed.
But keep in mind, that the speed also depends on the source, where you are downloading from. You may also experience lower speed on weekends, where a lot more people get the time, to extencively use the internet.

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April 17, 2012 at 09:32:30
You are correct about the megabit thing and everything else, so thanks, and I realized it was 6.25 or something :P

But I thought I might as well ask :P

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April 17, 2012 at 10:00:02
You are welcome.

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