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Speedtest shows decent speeds, but downloads are slow

When I do a speedtest, it shows around 4-5 Mbps download and 7-8 Mbps upload but when I am downloading a game from steam it is about 700 kbps download. I am using a WiFi to lan adapter (similar picture attached) because my router is downstairs and I have no way of plugging my computer directly into the router. How could this issue be resolved?

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4 minutes ago, Dumpst3rF1r4 said:

When I do a speedtest, it shows around 4-5 Mbps download and 7-8 Mbps upload but when I am downloading a game from steam it is about 700 kbps download.

Speedtest.net reports speeds in Mb, which stands for Megabit.

Steam reports speeds in MB, which stands for Megabyte.

 

1 byte consists of 8 bits, so 1MB = 8Mb, or in your case it's 4-5Mb = 0.5 - 0.7MB/s (500 - 700KB/s).

The speeds you're getting between the test and Steam download line up, it's just a different way of representing the numbers.

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15 minutes ago, minibois said:

Speedtest.net reports speeds in Mb, which stands for Megabit.

Steam reports speeds in MB, which stands for Megabyte.

 

1 byte consists of 8 bits, so 1MB = 8Mb, or in your case it's 4-5Mb = 0.5 - 0.7MB/s (500 - 700KB/s).

The speeds you're getting between the test and Steam download line up, it's just a different way of representing the numbers.

Thank you!

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700KB/s is about 5mbps.

So that's normal.

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