download speed eratic on ntl

  yorky925 19:48 06 Apr 2003

In the past few days my download speed as varied between 3kbs/s to 14 kb/s the latter being only for short time,though the optimum is quoted as 16kb/s
I am using xp home and on ntl broadband 128.
Could bearshare be contributing to this problem? I have used it for past couple of months with no problem.

  Wak 14:21 07 Apr 2003

Hi Yorkie, I have this problem with 128Kb but I believe the download speed depends upon the bandwidth of the particular site you are downloading from and has nothing to do with your system.
Test your speed on click here on both World and UK areas.
If you have AVG antivirus, that is usually a fairly good download speed on the updates.
Hope this helps.

  pinka 17:47 07 Apr 2003

thats just the way it is , my in laws are on 128 ntl and it kills me when i have to do something on their computer going from a 512 but my average is only about 60 kbs so youll either have to put up with the speeds or upgrade

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