How to Improve your 100mbps WiFi Connection During the Pandemic:
This sharing of one bandwidth with others creates choppy videos - I found an honest answer from a knowledgeable person and I agree with him:
Originally Answered: i have 100mbps internet. So, why can't I get full download speed up to 100mbps ?Three reasons:
- Internet service providers alway quote some theoretical “peak” speed - which is almost never obtainable in practice. If you actually read the fine-print in the contract you have with them, it’ll say just that.
- The raw network bandwidth is the speed that bits travel along the wire…but a typical “download” splits your data into packets of a few kilobits in length and adds a packet header to each one containing the source and destination addresses of the two machines, the nature of the protocol being used…that kind of thing. This overhead is important so that these packets may arrive at the correct destination…those extra bits have to be transmitted along with your data - so you don’t have 100% of the available bandwidth for your actual data.
- The network bandwidth isn’t the only limiting factor. The speed of your own computer, the speed of the computer that’s transmitting the data, the speed of the remote computer’s network connection, the number of people who are ALSO downloading from that same site…all of those things can slow the network down to below your connection speed.
Another responder mentioned these:
- Internet connections are shared, so all active devices using the Internet connection from your router have to split up the available speed.
- How are you connected to the router? WiFi connection speeds vary depending on conditions. As wireless connection quality varies the connection speeds are renegotiated. The connection may start at 100 Mbps and end up at less than 2 Mbps or drop entirely. The most stable connection would be a direct Ethernet cable connection.
- Download speeds are typically measured in MBps (Millions of Bytes per second), however Internet speeds are measured in Mbps (Millions of bits per second). There are 8 bits in a Byte so file download speeds will be at least 8 times slower than raw Internet speed.
- Internet Downloads are a two way street. Meaning, no matter how fast your Internet connection is, speed is determined by the speed of the connection and the load on the server where the file is located. I have Cox Gigablast (1000 Mbps) Internet and I achieve close to the advertised Gigabit Internet speeds using an Ethernet connected device. In most cases this provides super fast downloads, however some Internet downloads are dirt slow, especially from popular download sites with heavy traffic.
Well this could be determined by many factors. One is how your connected to the internet. A wired connection will always be faster and wireless is affected by distance from the router. Also how many walls are between you and the router. What type of internet you have makes a difference. Cable internet tend to have faster connections speeds than DSL but DSL is more efficient and your line are dedicated and cable lines are shared with users in your neighborhood. AT&T just added fiber line to my neighborhood and you can get 1000 mbps and AT&T says it probably maxes out at 940 MB.
A student from mother global school mentioned this:
the download speed is the 1/8 part of the internet speed
so everytime you buy a new a plan divide it by 8 and you will get the download speed