So I am fairly technical but I do not understand how Upload & Download works, clearly.
I have a 45Mbps Download & 4Mbps Upload connection. Despite whatever speed I have for Upload, whenever I am uploading, I can't do anything. Browsing, chating or anything is completely slow, almost to the point where things don't load at all.
Why? Upload is not connected to Download? Or is it....and how does it affect it so much...am I the only one and this is some weird setting I need to change? WTF?
Best Answer +warwagon , 21 September 2013 - 17:40
I'm going to copy a response from another forum
When you surf on the internet, you make DNS requests, connect to the sites you are about to visit, etc. These are all small uploads to the sites. And when you download something from those sites be it a picture or a page, you always send an acknowledgment packet for every data packet they send to you.
When you upload and surf at the same time, if you are uploading with all bandwidth available to you, your computer may not be able to send these aforementioned packets fast enough and so your download speed drops down.