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    Fast torrents & newsgroups, slow HTTP??

    This is a discussion on Fast torrents & newsgroups, slow HTTP?? within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I've been activated today on sky's mid LLU . Torrent speeds are great. Newsgroups are also fast But all speed ...

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      Fast torrents & newsgroups, slow HTTP??

      I've been activated today on sky's mid LLU.

      Torrent speeds are great.



      Newsgroups are also fast




      But all speed tests & http downloads are sub 2mb, is this normal with sky?


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      Re: Fast torrents & newsgroups, slow HTTP??

      Namesco BroadbandMax Bandwidth speedtest | Test your ADSL connection speed

      Date of Speed Test: 2007-11-13 13:58:08
      Download Speed: 6094 kbps (761.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
      Upload Speed: 354 kbps (44.3 KB/sec transfer rate)

      I've just followed the tips in this post which fixed my HTTP issue, I'm not sure how but it worked

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      Re: Fast torrents & newsgroups, slow HTTP??

      No, not at all. Was that the closest server to you when you were testing? have you tried the sky user speed test?


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      Re: Fast torrents & newsgroups, slow HTTP??

      The speed I can get is only about 400kb/sec, in Manchester aswell.

     

     

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