Weird speed issue
This is a discussion on Weird speed issue within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; if i go to the ftp mirror site that wheelie often mentions ( ftp://ftp.mirror.ac.uk ) i can download at 820KB ...
- 30-09-06, 11:46 PM #1
Weird speed issue
if i go to the ftp mirror site that wheelie often mentions ( ftp://ftp.mirror.ac.uk ) i can download at 820KB constantly, which i reckon is excellent for an 8mb connect package. But if i go to microsoft and download SP2 for XP it reaches 400KB, most speed test sites are struggling to hit 400KB, other websites ati for example, i get 400KB. is this simply that this is as fast as these sites can upload or some other reason?
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Could be the bandwidth from their servers that is limiting your speed.
If you are getting 820KB from Wheelies link I would be pretty pleased with that
Better than you would ever of had on PN tho~ Never, ever, argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience ~
- 01-10-06, 11:20 AM #3
Yep the ftp I post very rarely gets hammered and so makes for a far better speed test than anything but websites and especially the MS one gets hammered all the time, from memory MS do have a public ftp server where you could get things like the SP2 from so use an ftp client and have a lookRay
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