cant hit full upload speed from home?

January 26, 2010 at 22:34:59
Specs: Windows 7/XP
I recently upgraded my internet service to the "turbo" service my ISP offers. I didnt care so much about the extra down speed, i really wanted to extra upload speed. I run a web server and ftp server at home that i use to move files back and forth when im remote. I also RDP to the machine pretty regularly to manage it. My upload speed is about 1.6 Mbps (ISP lists it as 1 Mbps, but several tests on speedtest and dslreports all give me this speed), but the best i can hit downloading from my home server to another PC is about 75 KBps via http or ftp. I figured it should be faster than this. is there anything i can do to speed this up? or am i being capped on the ISP end?

PS. I have tried running this on both my win 7 main machine, and my extra win xp dummy box. both give me the same results, so at this point im ruling out the machine as the issue

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January 27, 2010 at 00:58:44
I think you are getting upload and download reversed. Download is the fastest speed with ADSL, the speed at which data comes in to you computer. Upload is always slower on ADSL which is the speed that data goes out.

Having said that 75Kbps upload on a download of 1,5 Mbps second is good, very good in fact. An upload speed of half the download speed is better than average by a long shot - a quarter is usually the norm.

The only way you are going to improve on that is to move to SDSL and that can be expensive.


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January 27, 2010 at 05:25:26
You could also check with your provider about a "business" class DSL package. Those usually include a static IP and better up/download rates. Of course, they're more expensive too.

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January 27, 2010 at 09:26:36
No i got it right. My download is about 15-20 Mbps, upload is 1.6. Im not on DSL i'm on cable.

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January 28, 2010 at 07:26:50
Any other ideas on this?

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