Fluctuating download speeds

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by milkman12345, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. milkman12345

    milkman12345 Newbie

    I'm a premium member of a certain rom site. I downloaded a 1.1 GB iso and the download speed was constantly changing. It would go between 200kb per second all the way to 1mb. I can't help but wonder why is this. I know next to nothing about computers.
  2. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks

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    Could be the connection from their servers to you that's lagging.
  3. BORTZ

    BORTZ Tired of being the good guy

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    What kind of internet connection do you have? I have DSL. The connection speed is like yours and fluctuates all the damn time for any number of reasons.
  4. Fishaman P

    Fishaman P Speedrunner

    Jan 2, 2010
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    With the vast majority of downloads, my connection fluctuates ±30% speed.
    However, downloading LibreOffice gives completely stable speeds, and torrents are pretty stable too considering how they work.

    tl;dr Stop being a premium member of that site. It sucks, and it offers nothing for being paid.
  5. milkman12345

    milkman12345 Newbie

    I have ADSL 2+. Come a few days later I found myself downloading from the same site at between 0.9 and 1.1 MB each second. Perhaps downloading early morning rather than in the evening makes a difference?
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    Dec 4, 2013
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