download speeds

  john1000 00:28 10 Jul 2003

i have a adsl broadband connection with freeserve my connection speed is 800 kbps the thing i am puzzeled with is on some sites my download speed is 55 to 60 kb/sec and others fall down to 5kb/sec why is this i know sites can get busy but for some reason i dont think that is the problem i am running xp home help much appreciated

  AndySD 00:50 10 Jul 2003

Its not just the site bieng busy it can also depend on the number of hops to a site and their response times... (how many servers it go through)

Try going Start then All Programs then Accessories and choose command prompt. Type in


and hit Enter

  hugh-265156 01:54 10 Jul 2003

i have ntls 600k service and this normally translates to around 65-70kbs download speed.

it will vary depending on the location and the server your connectiog to.

check your connection click here

  -pops- 06:09 10 Jul 2003

In addition to the above, be careful as well to distinguish between bits and bytes.

Bits are often used when referring to download speeds because it gives a much better impression. The things you see in the boxes on screen whilst you're downloading are most likely bytes.

Remember 8 bits = 1 byte so your 800KbS dosn't look nearly as impressive when it really means 100KBS.


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