Broadband file downloads

  Marvin Grunt 19:01 07 Mar 2005

I have aol broadband, nominally 512kbs, but when I downloaded a large file (30.1MB from, the file transfer rate started off fast enough, but by the time the file had nearly downloaded the rate had decreased to about 22.9 kB/sec, which (when multiplied by 8) gives a value of 183kb/sec. Why does this happen? Any ideas? If the file were REALLY big would the rate drop to zero?

  stalion 19:06 07 Mar 2005

it's not the broadband speed you have that causes this you could have double the speed.The slowdown is caused by how many people are on the site in question and downloading the same file.

  Marvin Grunt 19:10 07 Mar 2005

Thanks, Stalion, you may be right, but it's odd how this always seems to happen even on smaller files.

  [email protected] 19:32 07 Mar 2005

they do normally seem to start faster than they are actaully going but shouldn't drop that low providing it's not the server that is too busy.

Try click here for a speed test

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