Strange download speed question for you in the know.

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Trulen, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Trulen

    Trulen GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 27, 2007
    United States
    Alright. I'm trying to download some rather large files from my newsgroup.

    But, the speed instantly goes down to no more than 300 or so KB/S.

    Which is odd, for I've got a 10 mb/s connection I'm paying for. But, when I speed test, I get a 8 mb/s speed. Not what I'm paying for, but certainly faster than 300 KB/s. Should be hovering 1 MB/s if anything.

    When I start downloading and the speed drops like that, my bandwidth suddenly turns to crap. Even though the newsgroup is using 300 KB/S of the 1 MB/S available, my internet basically grinds to a halt as if it only has 300 KB/s worth of badnwidth to dish out!

    Anyone got any theories?

    Edit: Fixed it by rebooting my router.
    It's a darn'd shame things gotta get fixed that way.
    I rebooted it 12 days ago!
  2. Mazor

    Mazor Z80 master arch

    Feb 14, 2008
    Out of interest, what router are you using?
  3. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Do you know the difference between bits and bytes?
  4. Mazor

    Mazor Z80 master arch

    Feb 14, 2008
    Seems like he does as his theory that his 8Mb connection should be closer to a download speed of 1MB/s than 300KB/s is accurate and he also seems to have solved his problem acquiring his desired download speed.
  5. Bently

    Bently GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 17, 2009
    Do you know the location the server of the newsgroup is hosted on? If you do, then try speed test near that location and compare.

    It may also be the newsgroup site that actually sets a limit for upload rate (download rate in your case). It certainly isn't uncommon for many sites to limit the speed.
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