View Full Version : How can I maximimize/increase my upload speed?

07-05-2007, 06:30 AM
Whenever I do a speed/bandwith test I always get a very good number on my upload speed.

On my tests it says my transfer rate is 334.1 KB/sec.

Howevfer whenever I'm actually uploading, the most I can get is no more than 45 KB/sec.

If i'm uploading a video on youtube, it only gives me 40 KB/sec. If I'm using torrents, the most I can upload altogether is 45 KB/sec.

Today when I did torrents, it actually went to 150 KB/sec for like 10 seconds before shrinking back to 40 KB/sec.

So how can I maximize/increase my upload speed? Is my router the problem? It's a brand new router and I get pretty good download speeds.

07-05-2007, 08:51 AM
Chances are thats the limit of your connection. What plan are you on, and what speed does your router say you're connecting at?

07-05-2007, 09:05 AM
You may be confusing bits & bytes, your connection and some speed tests are reported in bits, however windows and many applications report speed in bytes.

1 byte = 8 bits, 45 kilobytes (KB) = 360 kilobits (Kb) which sounds like what you're getting.

Occasionally you can see bursts of speed higher than what is actually possible due to windows initially miscalculating, or some data being in the cache etc

07-05-2007, 09:25 AM
Well the max I can get on Utorrent is about 45 kB/s (that's what it says).

I'll upload screenshots in a second.

07-05-2007, 09:33 AM
Ok here's what I normally get, abuot 40-45 kB/s max.


A few minutes ago my upload speed had another surge before it shrunk down to teh first picture.


07-05-2007, 09:59 AM
Ok here is the test results from speakeasy so you can take a look at it,


07-05-2007, 04:35 PM
Just out of interest, are you in NZ or some other country?
Also, what type of internet connection do you have?

Because those connection speeds would make anyone here in NZ drool (I know I am!).

I don't know what would make your uploads so slow, maybe youtube/your torrent program are limiting your upload bandwidth?

I'm green with envy now. My poor 128Kbit/s upload is like a tiny little trickle compared to yours. And lets not even mention the download speeds...

07-05-2007, 07:12 PM
Looks like he's from the USA and I indeed an drooling gahhhhhh:D

07-05-2007, 08:56 PM
You are not happy enough with your current speeds? :O They're pretty damn fast for NZ standards =P

07-05-2007, 10:58 PM
firstly, you're getting kilobits and kilobytes confused, as mentioned earlier.

secondly, remember that youtube/utorrent will only allow you to upload as fast as the server/whatever's on the downloading end.

thirdly: OMFG :horrified can i run a few thousand miles of fibre optic from your house to mine? despite the latency inherent in that it'd still be faster than broadband here lol

then again if you're paying $400 for it i guess it's reasonable, not that you can get more than 2mbit in the majority of nz anyway. apparently the fastest possible speed in nz is 7.6mbit. fastest i've ever got was 1.8, average 1.2

fastest i've ever seen is 3mbit

08-05-2007, 05:27 AM
Well I am in the US, this NZ PC world forum is mroe helpful and better than the other one. :)

Anyways I pay $42 (american) for this connection monthly.

My cable company advertises internet downloadn speeds faster than T1

08-05-2007, 08:15 AM
Well I am in the US, this NZ PC world forum is mroe helpful and better than the other one. :)

Anyways I pay $42 (american) for this connection monthly.

My cable company advertises internet downloadn speeds faster than T1The terms T1, T2 and T3 don't mean a lot here in NZ (other than Arnie movies :D); what sort of speeds do each of these support (I know I can google this, but its aimed at helping those who are googley-challenged :D )

08-05-2007, 09:04 AM
from a Telecommunications standards point of view T1 = 1.5 Mb/s, T2=4 x T1, T3=4 x T2 etc

in NZ we are based more on european standards with E1, E2, E3 which equate to 2, 8, 34 Mb/s etc

However you can't buy Broadband connections using these speeds except for expensive commercial offerings

08-05-2007, 09:15 AM
Seems to me the trouble is with the servers you are uploading to.
My upload speed is always over 700 kbps to my ISP.
But from then on it drops to anything from 40 to 400.