Upload speed stinks, not sure why

Maveric169

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#1
Ok, I am using RoadRunner cable internet service with a 1.5MBit/250KBit bandwidth. But no matter what I do I cannot seem to upload at a rate faster than 45k/s. I called RR and they say everything is fine, but then again they always say their stuff is fine.

Is there a way I can check and see if anything on my end is bottlenecking my upload speed? I recently (last night) install a trial of Bulletproof FTP server to transfer a few very large files to my wife in CA and I couldn't get the connection to upload faster than 45k/s. We both have the same cable connection type.

I have also tried to upload large image files to other servers for testing but it still don't exceed aprox. 45k/s.
 

Kush

High On Life!
#3
i wish i could even upload at a quarter of that speed without choaking my connection, cherish what u have my friend haha!
 

fitz

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#5
Bits != bytes.. know which one you are talking about.

Most ISP's state bandwidth in terms of bits.. most programs (like IE and mozilla) usually default to stating download/upload speed in terms of Bytes.

8 bits = 1 Byte

You do the math and see your 45KBytes is roughly equal to 360KBits which means RR is giving you MORE than your alloted bandwidth.

<sarcasm on>
That makes you one of the few people that have ever called their cable company to complain about them giving you more than what you asked for.
<sarcasm off>

--ftiz
 

Maveric169

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#7
You know what, your right! Crap, I got all my KBits and Bytes messed up with Megabytes and Bits when I was checking the specs. They are giveing me what I am supposed to get, but I miss read/understood the specs at the time and was thinking it was Megabytes, but that can't be cause my DL speed is only 1.5 megabytes/s.

DOH! I can be such an idiot sometimes.

And ofcourse my wifes DL speed from my FTP will be limited by my max upload speed, damn.
 

j79zlr

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Political User
#9
fitz said:
You do the math and see your 45KBytes is roughly equal to 360KBits which means RR is giving you MORE than your alloted bandwidth.
--ftiz
Thats because RoadRunner's speed is 2000kbps down and 384kbps up, not 1.5/256
 

Maveric169

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#11
Xie said:
Yeah your speeds are right on unless you upgrade to that new crazy pay out the arse level. :p
yea, but I don't use my FTP server enough to justify the additional cost. Plus I am too poor for more than $45 a month....LOL
 

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