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Extremly Slow Download Rates


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h_mike

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Ok, I am having an odd problem here, that I can't even fix myself. I use high speed "Cable", (with the Cable Modem, and I don't use a router). For a while now I have been experiencing slow download rates. Like I will try to download decent size big programs , and I only get around 5-19 kb/s. This is really odd, being that usually my minimum download rate is around 550 kb/s.
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You can't download any faster than the supplying server can upload it, so don't expect anything like that sort of speed from everywhere. For example, downloads from Microsoft are fast cos they've got the money to buy powerful servers (and more of them). Not all companies can match that. But I'll admit you should be getting more than 19 kb/sec even from the more humble companies websites

An online speed test compatible with cable will give you an indication of your actual bandwidth:

http://www.bandwidth....com/speedtest/

Edited by pip22, 06 February 2007 - 03:57 AM.

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Well, I figured out the problem. The place I was downloading from had two different mirrors, one with a mirror I don't know the name of, and the other went off a http://. So I tried the http:// protocol mirror, and my speeds were back to normal. I already know my bandwidth, I run numerous speed tests monthly, but thanks anyway.

By the way you should start trying Speed Test either that or PC Pitstop they are more accurate, :whistling:.

Edited by hayabusa_mike, 06 February 2007 - 07:32 AM.

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