Download Bandwidth Test Results

NOTE: Your download time was less than two seconds. A short test prevents accurate measurements; you may see large variations between test runs. Either your download speed is faster than 10 megabits/second or you are using a utility such as an "Internet accelerator" that is causing incorrect readings.

Download speed: 0 kilobits per second

Test details: 0 kilobytes downloaded in 0 seconds.
Receive buffer size: Not available

Our test determines the time it takes to download a large file to your PC and reports the resulting bandwidth in kilobits per second (Kb/s). Internet congestion can cause wide variations in your results; you may need to test several times to get accurate picture. (See About Bandwidth for a detailed explanation). In general, if your transmission speed is roughly 85 percent of the rated speed for your connection, your setup is tweaked pretty well.

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Typical rated speeds vary depending on your type of Internet connection. Dial-up users can get up to 54 Kb/s but typical connections are in the 40s. Cable modem users can expect from 1000 to 3000 Kb/s, the maximum rate may be capped by the cable company. DSL users get from 256 Kb/s to 2000 Kb/s depending on the level of service you have purchased. (Note: These are the speeds for download only; speeds for uploads are usually lower. See About Bandwidth for more.)

When you have loaded the PC Pitstop utility by running our Full Tests, we can determine your receive buffer size and it will be displayed above. Broadband users may benefit from tweaking this setting; see below.

Remember that your bandwidth measurement can vary somewhat from minute to minute, depending on traffic at your ISP and on the Internet. It's a good idea to measure your bandwidth several times at different times of the day before drawing any conclusions.

Tips for Improving Performance

If your throughput isn't what you expected, there are some fixes you can try. The problem may be due to spyware or a virus, so be sure to try our spyware scan or our full tests before deciding the problem lies in your Internet connection. Quite often, Windows systems do not perform as well as they can on bandwidth tests until some registry settings have been adjusted. All versions of Windows allow you to override these settings by editing the registry with a tool such as RegEdit. PC Pitstop PC Matic or PC Pitstop Optimize can run a quick analysis on these setting and make the proper adjustments.

There is not one universal set of registry values that are optimal for all Internet connections; to determine the right values requires some experimentation. If you would like to experiment with your registry values, see the PC Pitstop Optimize FAQ for a list of the registry values you will need to tweak. We recommend manual tweaking only for users that feel comfortable editing the registry, and strongly advise that you back up your system before making changes!

Remember that your bandwidth measurement can vary somewhat from minute to minute, depending on traffic at your ISP and on the Internet. It's a good idea to measure your bandwidth several times before drawing any conclusions.