Incorrect internet speed in Firewall window

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  1. onlyra

    onlyra Registered Member

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    Hy!
    I have a 6Mbps(=750KBps theoreticaly) internet connection speed. I tested my conection speed many times (http://www.beelinebandwidthtest.com/ , http://www.speedmeter.de/), asked my internet provider and I cant have more than 6Mbps(except with my ISP's clients from my town with who I have a 100Mbps connection).
    But in the ESET Smart Security's firewall window I can usualy see 1.0MB - 1.1MB for a long tine(not as some spikes) even if Opera or firefox says 650-700KB/s for the same connection :eek: . And I sure I am not navigating some pages hosted by my small ISP.
    What is the explanation?
    thanks
    I am very familiar with computers and internet.
    :)
     

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  2. NOD32 user

    NOD32 user Registered Member

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    750KBps theoretically is more like 600KB/s (divide 6 Mb/s by 10 instead of 8 to allow for overhead) in practice unless you are just receiving UDP streams.

    I can see what you're asking about though - it seems as though ESS is reporting double the actual transfer rate - in your case that would be about ~600KB/s X 2 = 1200KB/s or 1.17MB/s if it is peaked out.

    I'll see if I can find out some more.

    Cheers :)
     
  3. onlyra

    onlyra Registered Member

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    any ideas? :)
     
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    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    You may want to try installing ESET Smart Security v4.0 public beta 1. It contains improvements to network monitoring and may provide more expected results.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
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