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    Slow upload speed

    Welcome to the 80s!

    My Win7 Dell laptop connecting by a CAT-5 cable to a router (connected to a cable modem) gets 49 Mbps download speeds (per Speedtest.net) but only 0.4 Mbps or less UPload speed! That's 400 kpbs, folks! I'm dying here.

    It hasn't always been that way but as I don't upload large files very often, I'm not sure when it started.

    I do run Dropbox, but still…

    I've reset the modem, the router, and the computer. Nada.

    Is there a setting somewhere that throttles upload speed? Comcast swears it isn't them.

    AL

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    Hi Al,
    I wouldn't worry about your upload speed, this is mine:-

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    What is your contracted upload speed?
    Have you tried multiple servers on speedtest.net?
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    Currently one UK cable company has a ratio of 15:1 for maximum download:upload speeds, and the newcomer is doing about 4:1.
    Over here, the uploads are almost always rock solid at the expected/actual speed, it's the download speed which tends to vary significantly because of contention/congestion.

    As suggested by ruirib, I'd check with your cable company what upload speed to expect.
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    Cool

    Your lucky.
    On my fiber broadband i get 4599.8 Kbps download but only 220.8 Kbps upload (matches my quoted speed from ISP so not unhappy) so your nearly twice as fast upload than me.
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    Comcast service man just left. It's not them, nor my router, nor my cable modem, nor my CAT-5 cable -- it's my computer!

    He was getting 55 Mbps down, 12 Mbps upload! Same everything. Moved the network cable from his laptop to mine and the slow upload remained.

    We've eliminated everything but my laptop.

    Does anyone have a clue how to start debugging this one? I've got some chops, but this one has me stymied.

    AL

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    Do you have up to date network adapter drivers?
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    I have the same ones I've had since I got the laptop. I haven't updated them. What would make working drivers slow down? On the other hand, I guess I could check for later versions anyway. It couldn't be much worse.

    Thanks for the idea, R4.

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    Cool

    The later drivers might have fixes that speed up the network card so always a good idea to keep them up to date.
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