Is my ISP throttling my connection?
October 24, 2011 7:50 PM Subscribe
I'm in need of advice to determine why I never get close to the download speeds I'm paying for.
posted by medarby to technology (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm trying to diagnose my internet connection and why I never get anywhere close to my advertised speeds. I'm paying for a 2MB download connection, but I only ever get 250k download speeds. I've checked my connection on various sites (e.g. Speedtest and Speakeasy) and they show that I am getting the 2MB download speed. I've also ran Namebench and DNSbench to see if those would help, but nothing. In a local forum on Topix, some users were complaining of poor speeds, while others were reporting consistent traffic. Am I missing something, or is my ISP throttling my speed? Any help is appreciated.