Normal download speed is 3-5 kbs after it gets started
and levels off.My phone line goes to a mux box
1/2 mile away- on 6 miles to little town phone exchange-
then 12 miles to bigger town exchange where my ISP is.
part of my township is on newer mux boxes, hooked to
fiber optic from little town to big town.Mine is not, it's
still hooked to old copper from little town to big,
and we want it changed, but phone co refuses.I hook up
at 26400, neighbor 3 miles away on new box hooks at48000.
And he downloads 3-4 times faster than we do.And heruns the net faster with pictures on than I can with them off, which is the
only way I can get anything done at all. Forums, ebay seller,
web store, ebay store.I'm in Central Michigan.
A few weeks ago went to a State site to get some forms that were
mainly script. One was 346 kb and downloaded in 100 seconds,
starting out about 10kbs and going back to my old slow 3kbs.
Another was 1.6 megs(1600kb) and it downloaded in 120 seconds,
starting out at 25kbs(which we never expected) and slowing to
about 15 kbs.What is going on here???My isp guy says he
doesn'tknow why. he did mention that their modems being on
main fiber optic trunk line that he thought that they get
everything instantly to their office. I don't know. These are
not zip files,just regular files. I looking for answer as perhaps
it can be used to speed up all that we do.Ed Hubel
Edited by hubel458, 17 March 2006 - 05:58 PM.