Why can't I upload at full speed with most programs?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by yhelothar, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. yhelothar

    yhelothar Lifer

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    For example, through FTP, remote desktop, skype, etc. My upload is 35mbps upload, which should yield 4MB/s, but I always only get 0.5-1.5MB/s upload max with these.

    This is where the downloader has 50mbps+ download.

    The only case where I noticed I was able to max out the 4MB/s upload was through bittorrent, and obviously speedtest.net

    Is there a limitations with most programs that's holding it back or what's going on?
     
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    alfa147x Lifer

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    Packet shaping being done by your ISP?
     
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    yhelothar Lifer

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    Possibly? I'm using Verizon FIOS.
     
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    also depends on the destination server as well. They could have limited B/W or packet shaping on thier end as well.
     
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    yhelothar Lifer

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    It happens everywhere. From uploading through ftp onto a web server to sending files to friends with skype to copy and pasting from remote to host computer with remote desktop.

    So it's happening with just about every destination server.
     
  6. remixedcat

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    could it be the router you are using?