How long should it take to download?

  skell 19:39 25 Jul 2003


How long should it take, on average, to download a 256MB file using a 512k Broadband connection. It took me 1hr 45mins. Is this about right or should i expect better results? Could you point me to a site where i could possibly test/time my download speeds. I already use a Bandwith test but i would like to try one where you actually down load a file and can compare it to what the average time should be. Thanks


  bremner 19:48 25 Jul 2003

512kbits per second = 64000 bytes per second * 60 = 3.8MB per minute.

256MB / 3.8MB = 66.66 minutes.

Realtity will be much different. You will not maintain 512K it will depend on the download site, how busy your ISP is etc.

105 minutes to download 256MB means you avaraged 2.44MB a minute @ 406K

  bremner 19:50 25 Jul 2003

Sorry the last line should read

105 minutes to download 256MB means you avaraged 2.44MB a minute @ 325K

  skell 19:55 25 Jul 2003

Thanks bremmer, very quick reply. I guess im running a bit slow but nothing to worry about aye. like you say, may depend on how busy site was etc. Thanks again much appreciated.


  Smiler 19:59 25 Jul 2003

Try this program click here
to check your speed

  john-232317 20:18 25 Jul 2003

click here
try here much quicker.

Smiler yours is UK only, i did it from telefonica Spain, pretending i was NTL, came up almost the same...

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