I'm hoping somebody can help me here with my math.

I have a DLink DI-634M wireless/hard-wired router

When I run tests on speakeasy.net, I'm getting pretty close results to my subscription.

I wanted to use this account to download some large backup files from a remote server using ftp. The backup files are around 25gb in size.

25gb = 25000mb / 10mb download speed per second = 2500 seconds.
2500 seconds / 60 seconds per minute = 41.67 minutes

By my calculations the download should take less than an hour under best conditions.

Can anybody explain to me what's wrong???

It's impossible to get any kind of advanced technical support from Charter Cable.

Thank You

2. Your connection is a 10 megabit(mb) connection, not a 10MB(megabyte) connection.

3. Thanks for the quick reply
Let me do some more math than

If it's a 25GB backup file then it would have to be a 200gb backup file
25 x 8

200gb = 200,000mb / 10mb download speed per second = 20,000 seconds.
20,000 seconds / 60 seconds per minute = 333.33 minutes / 60 minutes per hour = 5.56 hours

200gb = 200,000mb / 4mb download speed per second = 50,000 seconds.
50,000 seconds / 60 seconds per minute = 833.33 minutes / 60 minutes per hour = 13.89 hours

There is a huge discrepancy between my subscription download speed which measures close to 10mb and my FTP program reposting 4mb and in reality I'm getting closer to a 2mb download connection. About 1/5th of what I would expect.

Is my math still incorrect?

4. Well you will never get the speeds you pay for...NEVER!

The fine print states "Up to whatever speed"

You might be able to tweak the connection some but other than that your getting pretty much all you can get.

I'm on a 8meg package with Comcast, with power boost I've seen speed tests well over 27megs down, however I've only managed to see download speeds of over 1.5megs down and even then it drops in about 30seconds from powerboost turning off and levels off to around 500k -1meg.

5. Also just because your conenction is 10mb, it doesnt mean the server you're downloading from has the bandwidth free. It may say 500KB/s, but it could vary or have some slower moments.

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