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This is a discussion on Strange within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Right guys, need help. my router is syncing at just over 10mb but when im downloading files off the internet ...
- 24-12-10, 11:39 AM #1
Right guys, need help. my router is syncing at just over 10mb but when im downloading files off the internet wireless or wired its capped at 400kbps which seems strange as it should be around 900kbps :/
- 24-12-10, 12:34 PM #2
First thing to check is if anything/anybody else is using the connection. Any P2P or torrents running?
Remember that all servers are not capable of maxing out your connection and even the ones that can might be very busy.
You might also want to try running netstat /b in a Command Prompt and see if anything is running you don't recognise.
- 24-12-10, 12:39 PM #3
i dont have any torrent programs installed and when i run that command prompt i found every tcp 192.168.0.8
- 24-12-10, 12:48 PM #4
That will be the address of your PC. You should be seeing the EXE that is making the connection.
It might be worth starting in Safe Mode with Networking and going to a fast site like MS and downloading a file. This one would do - Download details: Windows XP Service Pack 2 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers see what speed you register.
This will show if your software is causing a slowdown.
- 24-12-10, 01:56 PM #5
ive just downloaded a torrent program and tried a download file and its hitting 1.1mb a sec (: but off the internet i can get 400kbps max /
- 24-12-10, 04:34 PM #6
As I said it depends on the server your are downloading from. A torrent will usually max out your connection but a server will only give you the speed it can. Downloading from MS I get between 8-900KB/s, from Adobe I am lucky if I get 100KB/s.
- 30-12-10, 07:21 PM #7
I notice fishy things too. I think Sky randomly block sites. Example: RapidShare would often say 'Not enough download slots available at this time" so I would just to tap into my neighbours unsecure Tiscali connection and, bingo, download slots would be available again. Both ISP's do it, I use to switch back and forth. ISP's throttle and often block popular download sites to stop you downloading so much
- 30-12-10, 07:30 PM #8
- 31-12-10, 10:06 AM #9
Re: StrangeExample: RapidShare would often say 'Not enough download slots available at this time"
- 31-12-10, 10:32 AM #10
I would assume that RS would only give out a limited amount of slots to Sky users given that with the unlimited usage that it is attracting more and more large downloaders.I'm a PC, and Windows 7 Backup saved my sanity when BitDefender imploded !!!