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Old 11-27-06, 20:24
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Just got a broad band connection a few hours ago and am getting very slow download speeds. Around 75-100kb/s I ran some free speed tests on a couple of sites and found that Im actually getting around 950-1000kb/s up and down. Any one got any ideas as to whats going on hear.
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Old 11-27-06, 20:29
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Exclamation Re: slow download speeds?

Maybe your upload speed is faster than your download speed, did you try to upload any file and see how long it takes???
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Default Re: slow download speeds?

A lot of download servers limit your download bandwidth, if the speed tests are showing your correct download rates then I would say it is just the download server limiting bandwidth from its end. No problem with your connection
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Default Re: slow download speeds?

I have an avilable speed of 1.5mbps but most downloads are in the range of 130-200kbps... I think alot of it depends on network traffic and the location of the server you're downloading from. I've noticed when downloading from a Taiwan or China based site, the speeds are about half of what I usually get...

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Default Re: slow download speeds?

Firstly what is your given speed, ie. what BB speed are you being sold. BB can vary from company to company 1MB up to 10MB in UK. What Firewalls do you have running? Speeds can vary from site to site depending on flow of traffic. In UK if you are using a BB via British Telecom it depends on your local BT exchange as what speed it can handle and that can vary significantly. So you need to do a bit more research into your companies promises.
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