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Check with your service provider to see what upload speed you should be getting. A lot of times, they advertise fast download speeds, but don't bother to tell you they upload speed is slow. Speedtest.net is a good site to test it.

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I'd also try to find a generic place to try uploading just for testing, such as a free Dropbox account or similar. Try any kind of file that has some size because a teeny text file might seem okay but that's because it's small.

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Your ISP may also be throttling the speed based on your usage.

 

My ISP in the UK used to cut the upload speed to about 25% of normal once you'd used a certain amount of bandwidth within a single day (I think - as best as I could work out).

 

Might be worth leaving and trying again tomorrow if you've been doing lots of uploading.

 

But if you can upload photos OK, which I presume are fairly big files, I don't see why MP3s are a problem.

 

Maybe check with your ISP in case they've got some weird kind of anti-piracy system that spots MP3s being uploaded? I've never heard of that, but it might be worth checking.

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Check with your service provider to see what upload speed you should be getting. A lot of times, they advertise fast download speeds, but don't bother to tell you they upload speed is slow. Speedtest.net is a good site to test it.

I get an error message for upload speed.

 

It's like it will work for 3 seconds and conk out. When speedtest starts the upload part, it will rev up a bit for a few seconds then crash down to .11 then eventually I get an error message.

 

I send mp3s by email every day, it takes less than a minute. Downloading is fine. I uploaded a picture today and first it failed then I tried again, it's like it will work for enough seconds for 100kb and then no more. I'm frightened, hold me. :(

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Contact your internet service provider, as long as all the files you're transmitting are legal, that is. ;)

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Contact your internet service provider, as long as all the files you're transmitting are legal, that is. ;)

Original songs.

 

I'll give em call, but I'm guessing it's something to do with my system.

 

Try This. Make sure you click on the "BEGIN TEST" button, not any other (ad-based crap).

 

Let us know what you discover.

Download: 1.36 mbps. Upload I get an error message.

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Contact your internet service provider, as long as all the files you're transmitting are legal, that is. ;)

Original songs.

 

I'll give em call, but I'm guessing it's something to do with my system.

 

Try This. Make sure you click on the "BEGIN TEST" button, not any other (ad-based crap).

 

Let us know what you discover.

Download: 1.36 mbps. Upload I get an error message.

 

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Could very well be a modem issue. A call to the ISP could be helpful to diagnose. Sounds similar to a problem I had back when I had DSL when the Modem had a faulty power supply.

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If you're using a laptop with WiFi, do somewhere else with free WiFi and try it.

 

If you are using a desktop computer, have a friend with a laptop come over and try it, if the friend has WiFi and you do as well, or if the friend has an Ethernet port on his laptop.

 

You do have friends, don't you? ;)

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Could be traffic shaping on part of the ISP - my employer does that for certain kinds of content. A service call is in order.
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Check with your service provider to see what upload speed you should be getting. A lot of times, they advertise fast download speeds, but don't bother to tell you they upload speed is slow.

 

We have that issue here. :mad:

 

Is there a good reason that download speeds are so much faster than upload speeds? Seems illogical to me.

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Thanks fellers. Out of curiousity, what's the difference between email and internet as far as functionality? I'm able to attach mp3s and send them via email at normal speeds.

 

My guess is that your connection is being interrupted (dropping/reconnecting). The mail server probably has the ability to pick up packets of data where it left off, where as a web server probably just returns an error as soon as the connection is lost. Just a guess. But you ARE talking about the difference between a mail server and a web server.

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Check with your service provider to see what upload speed you should be getting. A lot of times, they advertise fast download speeds, but don't bother to tell you they upload speed is slow.

 

We have that issue here.

 

Is there a good reason that download speeds are so much faster than upload speeds? Seems illogical to me.

 

Bandwidth is bandwidth. Most people download way more than they upload. So they invest their money in download bandwidth. Excess upload bandwidth would just be extra overhead.

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