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So I just decided to download Steam, I started downloading a games and my peak speed is so far 1.6MB/S.

Now if I download on Utorrent the highest I've seen is 600KB/S.

Also in the task bar if I put the pointer over the internet icon it says I have a speed of 54MB/S.

Why is it so much slower on Utorrent and how come i can never get 54MB/S download speeds if that's what the internet speed is?

Would be really cool to get 54MB/S D/L speeds.
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I'm guessing the 54MB DL speed is really 54Mb. ISP's always use megabit instead of megabyte (or mebibyte) to measure their speeds. Probably to confuse consumers into thinking they're getting more for their money than they are.
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sorry in advance for actually a serious answer -.-

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So I just decided to download Steam, I started downloading a games and my peak speed is so far 1.6MB/S.

Now if I download on Utorrent the highest I've seen is 600KB/S.

Also in the task bar if I put the pointer over the internet icon it says I have a speed of 54MB/S.

Why is it so much slower on Utorrent and how come i can never get 54MB/S download speeds if that's what the internet speed is?

Would be really cool to get 54MB/S D/L speeds.



w/ 1.6MB/s peaks, you have most likely ~15Mbit download speed of you connection.
The reason utorrent doesn't run on that speed is a) you have set up some limits in utorrent or b) your isp is reducing you speed on peer-to-peer transfers or c) you sipmply haven't downloaded from people w/ fast enough connection. Also 1.6MB/s is quite typical peak speed on older b/g routers, so your connection might actually be higher and your router might be limiting it by it's maximum performance

The reason it says 54Mb/s is because you're connected through wi-fi to your router. 54Mb/s is again very typical bandwidth for a/b/g wi-fi. It has nothing to do with you internet connection, it's just the theoretical speed you're connected w/ to your home network (or school or work or wherever you are)
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You don't have 54MB/s, you have 54 Mb/s. There are 8Mb in 1MB, so basically you have about 7MB/s.


Exactly this, also on Steam you're downloading off a server, instead of uTorrent where you are downloading off other peers. You can also get very high download rates off of uTorrent if there are a good amount of seeds. But since Steam has a server, it is a sustained and almost always higher download rate.
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sorry in advance for actually a serious answer -.-


w/ 1.6MB/s peaks, you have most likely ~15Mbit download speed of you connection.
The reason utorrent doesn't run on that speed is a) you have set up some limits in utorrent or b) your isp is reducing you speed on peer-to-peer transfers or c) you sipmply haven't downloaded from people w/ fast enough connection. Also 1.6MB/s is quite typical peak speed on older b/g routers, so your connection might actually be higher and your router might be limiting it by it's maximum performance

The reason it says 54Mb/s is because you're connected through wi-fi to your router. 54Mb/s is again very typical bandwidth for a/b/g wi-fi. It has nothing to do with you internet connection, it's just the theoretical speed you're connected w/ to your home network (or school or work or wherever you are)

Thanks for a real answer.
On Utorrent I only have an upload limit set, download is unlimited.
Could the upload limit effect download speeds?

Also From what I understand your saying a new router could improve speeds?
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Thanks for a real answer.
On Utorrent I only have an upload limit set, download is unlimited.
Could the upload limit effect download speeds?

Also From what I understand your saying a new router could improve speeds?


no, upload limit does not affect your download.

Yes it could, but only if your internet connection speed is faster than like 20Mb/s. First check with your ISP what connection speed you actually have. Or if you have UTP cable at hand, you can just try connecting your laptop w/ cable directly to the router and run test @ speedtest.net to see if it's any faster than if you run it over the wifi. If it is faster (like much faster) than buying a new router will improve your connection speed.
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BitTorrent clients are a pretty bad way to gauge your D/L speed because it's reliant on the number of seeders and their connection speeds.
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Ah I remember my days of piracy with uTorrent.

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The speed through Utorrent depends on how many seeds there are and how fast they seed.
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The speed through Utorrent depends on how many seeds there are and how fast they seed.


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