Why do downloads go faster on one pc and slower on another?

Jasmine457

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Have two Acer computers, one is about a year older than the other, but downloads are much faster on that one than on the new one, why is that? Is there some way to fix it?
 

Rogue Leader

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There is many things that can affect download speed from a "bad"cable to the ports on the device. Its possible the older computer has a slower ethernet controller on it. Torrents explain themselves as mentioned one would seed the other. The only way to really check this is to use speedtest.net from each device.
 

getochkn

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do a speedtest.net test from each PC using the same test server and see if the results are the same. I don't know what you mean "downloads" but if your talking about torrents, they are not a reliable speed test, and if you download the same torrent on both PC's, the one PC will actually seed the other PC and make the speeds look way faster.
 

Jasmine457

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Yep, I do mean torrents. We have 5 laptops in the house and only 2 download torrents really quickly, the 1 is old and the other was really cheap, but downloading torrents on them is a dream.
 

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There is many things that can affect download speed from a "bad"cable to the ports on the device. Its possible the older computer has a slower ethernet controller on it. Torrents explain themselves as mentioned one would seed the other. The only way to really check this is to use speedtest.net from each device.
 
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