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    This is a discussion on Downloading within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; so my stats are looking fine but when im downloading off the internet it doesnt reach anywhere near it should ...

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      Downloading

      so my stats are looking fine but when im downloading off the internet it doesnt reach anywhere near it should bee

      Torrents - 350kb/s max
      from internet - 800kb/s from microsoft if im lucky :O

      System Up Time: 1:09:13
      Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
      WAN PPPoA 200461 238688 0 1735 625 1:07:21
      LAN 15 0 0 0 0 1:09:13
      WLAN 239985 201664 0 865 1903 1:08:46
      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 10865 kbps 860 kbps
      Line Attenuation 18.0 db 8.0 db
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      Re: Downloading

      Wireless? Bit more info needed
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      Re: Downloading

      wireless, just downladoing a torrent, went up to 1000kb/s then dropped to 350kb/s and its stayed there :S

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      Re: Downloading

      Try wired, prob a wi-fi issue
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      Re: Downloading

      Quote Originally Posted by harty10 View Post
      wireless, just downloading a torrent, went up to 1000kb/s then dropped to 350kb/s and its stayed there :S
      Don't forget that with Torrents, it actually depends on what the upload speed is from the other people seeding to you.

      Mine mostly peeks between 200-800kbps, but will occasionally reach 1.4mbps on public torrents. Rarely it reaches 1.5mbps.

      Other things that I have found to affect your speeds are:

      a. limit your upload speed to 2/3rds of your max upload speed
      b. limit the number of active torrents
      c. if on WiFi, look at where the PC/Laptop is in relation to the WiFi router

      The reason for (a) is two-fold. Firstly, others can still browse the web without any upload issues (even browsing requires upload ability). Secondly, having it too high in relation to your max upload speed actually prevents you from talking to the other seeders properly.

      Limiting the number of active torrents won't affect your ratio, but it will make better use of the bandwidth that you have. It will also improve the number of other computers seeding to yours on a particular torrent. This in turn increases the chances of you getting connected to a computer with a high upload speed.

      As for location, it is possible for errors to creep in whilst you are connected. Siting the PC/Laptop in a poor location can cause the WiFi speed to reduce whilst you are downloading. As mentioned previously, cable connections are much more reliable.

      Good Luck!

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      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Downloading

      Your speed is very low for your attenuation. You should be getting almost the full 20Mbps with that attenuation. Try plugging you sky router in to the test socket

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      Re: Downloading

      Thanks for the reply above, my torrents are all over the shop downlaoding so il give your guide a go. downloading through all internet browsers gets me max 400kb/s when microsoft gets me 1100kb/sive got an old internal wiring socket with no test socket, everytime i ring up they say that the speed i got is all i can get :/

      could the reason be that my line is with BT and the broadbands with sky :L

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      Re: Downloading

      It looks like there could well be a few other issues going on there then.

      The speeds you are reporting appear to be getting confused. IT has a nasty habit of using similar labels these days. Take a look at the Speed tests & how to get better results section. It will help you to read from the same page as everyone else.

      IMHO you are actually getting 11Mb downloads from M$ and 4Mb on the browsing (or there abouts). It is all in the b or B or m, M, k or K (don't ask).

      For reference, I set up an older desktop some years ago. The sole purpose of this PC is to manage my torrents. This way my main PC and my new laptop can do other things and I'm not worried about them slowing down. When a file has completed the download, I then copy it to my main PC from where I can do with it as I please.

      I have enough TV progs, films & music to keep me busy for a long time now.

      To make it easier, I installed 'LogMeIn' on the PC last year. Now I don't need to be at home to add new torrents to the PC. This way if I have any bandwidth issues, it is with the one PC I need to pay attention to and any others just do what ever I want when I want.

      Spec of PC: 1Ghz Intel Processor, 512Mb RAM, 40Gb main HD, 160Gb HD for torrents, Win XP.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

     

     

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