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Why do I have such a bad upload speed?

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So I have 500 mbps download speed to my desktop (according to speedtest). But my upload speed is around 20 mbps. This seems off. Is there a specific reason that it is low. When I did a speedtest on my phone, I got 30 mpbs up. I think it is weird my phone got a higher score wireless that my desktop wired. All tests were done with speedtest.net and the mobile app. Thanks, and sorry I am a novice at networking.

 

 

Update: My ISP limits me to 20 mbs up. Dumb cause I have 500mbps down.

 

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3 minutes ago, TheGreatGamesby said:

So I have 500 mbps download speed to my desktop (according to speedtest). But my upload speed is around 20 mbps. This seems off. Is there a specific reason that it is low. When I did a speedtest on my phone, I got 30 mpbs down. I think it is weird my phone got a higher score wireless that my desktop wired. All tests were done with speedtest.net and the mobile app. Thanks, and sorry I am a novice at networking.

 

When ISP do you have?
Verizon tends to match the speeds or come really close where as Comcast/Xfinity tends to have very fast download speeds with trash uploads.


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Well a good first start would be checking what your plan is with your ISP. Not everyone does symmetric UL/DL and not everyone delivers what they say (someone I know has 400/25 and gets that and I've got 200/15 but only get 160/15).


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It's fairly typical I believe for ISPs to offer much more download speed than they do upload

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Cable and DSL providers have low uploads. On the cable side it’s due to the fact they are limited to 5Mhz to 42 MHz on the upstream side. Docsis3.1/4 is supposed to fix this. But this requires a lot of investment on the ISP’s side. 


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