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Internet_Spee15's avatar
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The internet speed difference

Hi there,

My internet plan speed is 10MB upload and 100MB download. I tested the speed check in the cox website and it showed only 2MB upload and 6MB download. Do you know how to improve my speed as it is supposed to be in my plan?

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  • Tecknowhelp's avatar
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    Do you mean MB or Mb? MB=MegabYte Mb=MegabIt 1MB=8Mb

    Also, what model modem and router do you have?

    Last, have you tried connecting direct to the modem with ethernet and testing here?

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