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Most of the time, I have a reasonable download speed of between 5-8 Mbps. This morning when I tried to download a 126 MB file, It has been 20 minutes ...
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    Help please, download speed in BYTES.


    Most of the time, I have a reasonable download speed of between 5-8 Mbps. This morning when I tried to download a 126 MB file, It has been 20 minutes and it is about 2/3 of the way downloaded. My download speed is ranging from 25 bytes/s to 80 Kbps with occasional spikes up to 300Kbps.

    Anything you think I could do?

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    Kopkins

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    Busy server at the other end?
    Lots of contention on the line?
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    Is this the only file or site that give you a slower than normal download speed?
    If so, then it's as elija said.
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    It was a couple sites. But I linked to them all from the same other webpage. They were all just slow. My speed today is 5mbps

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    What is your hardware connection to the internet, DSL, cable, wireless, ? I have had similar problems with my 6mbps DSL connection, and if it persists for more that a few minutes, it has usually been traced back to a line fault, or equipment problem somewhere off-premises. What have you done to help diagnose the problem? Have you contacted your provider? Mine (AT&T) can determine if there is a problem on the line up to my house, although there have been times when that was not sufficient (such as when there was a ground fault at the terminal outside the house) and they had to do more extensive diagnostics.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    In any case, I ALWAYS monitor my internet speed, and when it drops, I look to see if my wife is uploading some videos (REALLY slows stuff down!), or whatever. If not, then I look deeper.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Thanks, everything is working fine now. I think it was the other end of the connection which was slowing it. all downloads I did today were up to speed.

    Kopkins

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopkins View Post
    Thanks, everything is working fine now. I think it was the other end of the connection which was slowing it. all downloads I did today were up to speed.

    Kopkins
    Well, as some unknown engineer once said, "Sometimes, sh!t just happens!"...
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    Well, as some unknown engineer once said, "Sometimes, sh!t just happens!"...
    could also be known knowns, or known unknowns..

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