So this is what I'm facing. I have the basic AT&T DSL service which claims speeds of 768k bps. In the few years I have had this service, I max out at 160k bps tops. I live in a small town about 20 minutes outside of Little Rock in Arkansas so I wasn't expecting to be blown away with the speeds here but this is pretty bad.
I ran 3 speed tests (flash) and all of them came back with results of 700+ kbps which blew my mind since I've never seen a download even touch 165. I ran the tweak test and it had some suggested tweaks but I'm on Windows 8 and there's not an option for that OS so those suggestions are probably off. After seeing the speed tests come back with speeds like that, I loaded up Steam and started to download a game. 140-150 max. Loaded up my World of Warcraft downloader, 165 max.
I don't really know what the issue is. Obviously my connection is capable of producing the advertised speeds if the speed test can reliably hit 700+ but the second I try and download something from another source, I'm right back to the slow speeds I've been getting.
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Links to my recent speedtest and tweak test. Any help or input would be great.