fibre download speed slow

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I am on a 4mbps dowload 2mbps upload uncapped package.

when i download a movie, i get download speed of 100-400kbs, (500kbs) being the highest i ever got.

i contacted afrihost end of Oct, and was advised that i reached my fair usage policy limit of 80 gig, which will reset on the 1st of every month. 

so on the 5th Nov, i downloaded a movie, and it was 2gig in size and it took around 5 hours to download, this was around 08:30am, no other devices was contacted and using data except for the PC.

note the pc is connected via LAN cable.

i did run the speed tests as advised by one of the afrihost agents, speed test shows speed of 4mbps download.

 PING and Tracerouter tests was done (can forward the email).


IP Address is:

My pc IP address

IPv4 Default Gateway:

Day of Test: Friday

Date: 26-Oct-2018

Time: 18:45pm


Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=58
Reply from bytes=32 time=37ms TTL=58
Reply from bytes=32 time=60ms TTL=58
Reply from bytes=32 time=77ms TTL=58

Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 3ms, Maximum = 77ms, Average = 44ms


Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  dlinkrouter []
  2     1 ms    <1 ms     1 ms []
  3    41 ms     4 ms     2 ms []
  4     1 ms     1 ms     1 ms []
  5     1 ms     1 ms     1 ms []
  6     2 ms     2 ms     2 ms []
  7     2 ms     2 ms     1 ms []

Trace complete.
asked Nov 7, 2018 in Fibre by Kubenmd (120 points)

3 Answers

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Good day

Usually, we refer to file sizes and file transfer speeds in megabytes.

However, when testing your speed on, you'll see it noted in megabits per second instead.

To convert the download rate to the same measurement as your speed test(megabits), multiply the transfer rate by 8.

A transfer rate of 100kbs implies that you are downloading at 0.8mbps, a transfer rate of 400kbs implies that you are downloading at 3.2mbps, a transfer of 500kbs implies that you are downloading at 4mbps.

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answered Nov 7, 2018 by Rocky (3,540 points)
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If you like to download movies, I can advise you Show Box program, it allows you to download movies and series for your phone for free, it has regular updates and many useful features! For example, you can add subtitles to your favorite movies and start learning a foreign language with their help.

answered Mar 13, 2019 by TopKek (300 points)
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You left out something important. Even though you have fiber to your house, it is slowed down because you have Copper wires throughout the house to your computers. you should check out this site

answered May 31, 2019 by wowak (140 points)