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I would like to ask some internet related questions like why does a speed test for instance download is 3mbps which equivalent to 375kbps when it uploads at 30kbps? What are cables, dsl and adsl means? Can my router affect my internet connection and make it slower?

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You would always want the download speed to be faster than upload speed. Download speed is the rate at which you pull out data from the internet. Upload speed is the gauge in you transferring your file to the internet. Download and Upload speed are always interconnected and your internet connection speed is quite ideal. As for cables, there are different kinds of them. LAN Cables which are either your straight through or cross over cables are the common cables used at home. Variations of these include CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6, etc. Another cable is fiber glass, which has tremendous transfer speeds are used for offshore services, primary networks in companies, etc. and there are more kinds of cables. ADSL is Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, has focus on download speed and capped off upload speed. DSL is Digital Subscriber Line, the common digital connection in this generation. A properly configured router (port forwarding settings, pool of users, etc.) can be of help in making your connection faster.

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When you access websites or use applications that try and test your internet speed, it tries to download a test file and upload a test file and calculates the speed with which the files are transmitted. The limits of your download and upload speed is dependent on the kind of internet service account that you signed up for. The result of the speed test is also affected by how many applications you have running that is using the internet connection and how many other devices are using your internet connection.
 
Cable internet service uses your cable connection (cable tv) to get internet to your home. DSL connections uses the phone lines to get internet through.
 
Routers shouldn't make your internet slower. But because adding a router, adds another 'point' before getting an internet connection, this would add a little delay to the transmission of data, but this should be next to nothing because of how little it is. If you're using a wireless connection though, it's a different story.

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