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Very low download speeds.


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Hi, I supposedly have a 2M/bit broadband connection with virgin but for some reason I only get about 16Kb/s max when downloading. I'm sure this should be in the hundreds. I am using a NetGear router with 3 PCs on the network. any ideas?

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The download speed of a computer will vary if more than one computer is actively downloading. If all are downloading at the same speed the download rate eventually evens out between the three. If only one computer is on and downloading, then slow speeds can be down to the server you're downloading from, an ISP issue or congestion on the local exchange. Also if you're downloading other things on your computer as well, that has an effect on your download speeds.

Typically download speeds on a 512kb connection are around 60kb/s so it goes that on average a 2Mb connection should download around 240kb/s, it being four times faster.
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This download speed of about 16 kB/s is when both other computers are turned of and even unplugged from the router. Any ideas?
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Is this the case only on one computer or does it happen on all of them?
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All of them have this problem.
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Then that points to a provider issue or a router issue, most likely a provider issue. Contact them.
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