Is it just me or do downloads slow significantly when a computer is left completely unattended for a while?
One day this week, I downloaded a file overnight. It was going at around 200-300 Kb/s when I went to bed. when I woke up and opened the laptop back up, it was doing around 30 but instantly began climbing to 350+ and the file completed in no time.
Now tonight, I started a download and it was going at 500 Kb/s. After leaving the laptop for maybe an hour and a half, I open the laptop to check the progress and it at 20ish again, but shoots straight back to 500 (well not straight but climbs at say, 50KB/s a second).
So, am I crazy? has anyone experienced this? What could be the explanation?