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    Slow Download Speeds and Fast Download Speeds?

    This is a discussion on Slow Download Speeds and Fast Download Speeds? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hello. I attempted to download a file from download.com and I was faced with a 30/kbs download speed, I thought ...

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      Slow Download Speeds and Fast Download Speeds?

      Hello.

      I attempted to download a file from download.com and I was faced with a 30/kbs download speed, I thought "Heh proabaly a one off" and tried an alternate location..the same 30kb/s was ahead of me. So I tried 5 more files and they varied from 20-40kb/s. I then ran speedtest.net and got this result:
      . I have ran a TCP/IP optimizer so please don't recommend that I am using the new Sagem router and connecting to it via USB dongle.

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      Just did this.


      You are with Sky
      Your IP address is: 90.210.xxx.xxx
      Your download speed is 5048Kbps. That is 794Kbps above the average for Sky
      Your upload speed is 303Kbps. That is 92Kbps below the average for Sky
      Last edited by Perry|; 28-04-08 at 11:45 PM.


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      Re: Slow Download Speeds and Fast Download Speeds?

      Quote Originally Posted by Perry| View Post
      Hello
      no need for whole quote as it is directly above.
      Go wired and see if it changes anything.

      Also, i find speedtest to be quite.... off at times. i.e like the times it says my downstream is 32k+

      It's possible the location of the files you were downloading had lots of traffic? I've found that download.com downloads are slow because of the volume of people downloading from them.

      I always download the EvE-Online client as a test for my true download speeds as it usually starts off around 3mbps and scales down to my 215-240 standard.

      Other than that, i don't know.

      Also, you're speedtest is showing a 5k downstream and you're on Sky Base? That's a 2mb capped package....
      Last edited by richone54; 29-04-08 at 12:02 AM.

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      Re: Slow Download Speeds and Fast Download Speeds?

      I'll just go and check it on wired.

      Was the same as wireless...
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      Re: Slow Download Speeds and Fast Download Speeds?

      Please someone help

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      Re: Slow Download Speeds and Fast Download Speeds?

      Also, you're speedtest is showing a 5k downstream and you're on Sky Base? That's a 2mb capped package
      The OP, like many others, has not completed his/her profile, they are obviously not on Base. Use the User CP next to Home on the menu bar above to fill in your profile. It makes it much easier for members replying.

      I think, as you were advised above, that the sites you are using are slow, there is nothing you can do about it, except try at a different time, or look for an alternate site for what you want.

      I have just tried a test on the new AVG8 from download.com. It was coming down at 25-30KBps!!!!! (Fortunately I got it last week it direct from Grisoft at 350-500KBps). I can get 850-900 from M$.

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      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





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      Re: Slow Download Speeds and Fast Download Speeds?

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      The OP, like many others, has not completed his/her profile, they are obviously not on Base. Use the User CP next to Home on the menu bar above to fill in your profile. It makes it much easier for members replying.

      I think, as you were advised above, that the sites you are using are slow, there is nothing you can do about it, except try at a different time, or look for an alternate site for what you want.

      I have just tried a test on the new AVG8 from download.com. It was coming down at 25-30KBps!!!!! (Fortunately I got it last week it direct from Grisoft at 350-500KBps). I can get 850-900 from M$.
      I am on the base package

      I downloaded AVG 8.0 from FileHippo, however, at 500kb/s and Comodo Firewall, and Winamp at 600kb/s

      It must be download.com

      Thanks for your help.

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      Re: Slow Download Speeds and Fast Download Speeds?

      I am on the base package
      Are you sure? If you are, Sky have made a bad mistake, you should be on 2mbps which would give you a maximum download speed of about 240KBps before allowing for overheads.

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      Re: Slow Download Speeds and Fast Download Speeds?

      some router stats would confirm which connection OP has

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      Re: Slow Download Speeds and Fast Download Speeds?

      He is showing download speeds of +5000kbps, so he has got the Mid or Connect package. I suppose there is a chance he has been put on Connect until Base is available at his exchange.

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      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





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      Re: Slow Download Speeds and Fast Download Speeds?


      I just checked, we are on the mid package. For some reason I thought we were on the base package

     

     
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