Speedtest.net Weird Results

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Alright, so I've been having problems with my dsl connection for the past few days which as per bsnl were fixed today morning.The thing is my net doesn't feel slow at all, all videos work fine and torrents and direct downloads are also as per my line speed, yet a speedtest to various servers in India (Hughes, Vodafone, and Aride Ocean) shows a speed of 380kbps max. My line speed is 2mbps.




The Hughes speedtest show 0.35 mbps and a ping of 222 ms.

Here is a screen shot from utorrent :-



Anyone else facing similar issues ?
 

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No problems from Chennai (on Airtel). Pings to Delhi & Mumbai seem to be marginally higher, but not too bad. Maybe a problem at your local exchange?
 


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Ping to Google Mumbai 50 Ms, downloads from multiple sources at over 2mbps, I guess I'll let speedtest.net be.
 

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Problems here in Bangalore too, speedtest.net averages around 0.2 to 0.4 Mbps D/L & 0.2 to 0.3 Mbps U/L, with latency ~300 to 350ms. Already contacted BSNL about this but nothing seems to have changed even after changing the lines etc
Also to be noted is that speeds get back to normal around midnight at about 3.2 to 3.6 Mbps with 90-100ms of latency, i think this was being discussed in another forum as well

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BTW i'm on a 4Mbps line
 


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Problems here in Bangalore too, speedtest.net averages around 0.2 to 0.4 Mbps D/L & 0.2 to 0.3 Mbps U/L, with latency ~300 to 350ms. Already contacted BSNL about this but nothing seems to have changed even after changing the lines etc
Also to be noted is that speeds get back to normal around midnight at about 3.2 to 3.6 Mbps with 90-100ms of latency, i think this was being discussed in another forum as well

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BTW i'm on a 4Mbps line

You cannot know the actual speed of your network unless and until you d/l a file from microsoft and check it.You cannot get the actual results by just performing speed tests, whether it is speedtest.net or mybroadbandspeed.co.uk or any other site.
 

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Even well seeded torrents won't give you the max. data transfer rate, it will still be less(it decreases with the rise of bandwith) than from what you will get by direct d/ls.