My broadband claims download speeds of up to 8mb/s, however when I conducted a test at click here my speeds hit just 1960kbit/s.
Never has it even ever hit 1960kbit/s during any download. It rarely even gets 300kbit/s. It also seems the larger the file to download, the slower the download speed. For example, I tried to download a demo of Eragon and got speeds of just 10kbits/s.
If anybody could inform me of how to speed my downloads up that would be great.
'up to 8mbs' depends on all sorts of factors, contention, line condition, extension cables. It will rarely hit 8, and, at times, can be down to close to zero! It's the way rate adaptive technology works - ask Dipso!
I just don't understand why download speeds drop when I attempt to download something large. This isn't just a small drop - would be at 240kbit/s for a small download and then down to 10kbit/s for a large download.
However, when I download things from Xbox 360 live, speeds are constant regardless of file size. I can download a 470mb file in around 40 minutes under this.
Is there any way I can force it to run constantly fast on my computer, rather than slow down when I download something large?
Service: ( dsl for me ) Download Speed kbit/s: ( 8128 for me ) Operating System: ( winXP for me ) Connection: ( pppoA for me )
it then shows you your stats and recommends what settings you can use , if your stuck you can copy the url and log into thier forum and ask for advice , i did and get consistant speeds on dowsnloads and speed tests.