I've signed up to the 512K download/256K upload service with Pipex. When downloading large (say over 100MB) files the rate falls to about 32KB per second, and stays there. Is this about average, or am I doing something wrong here?
So there is something wrong somewhere! Do you also have the 50:1 contention ratio? What factors would determine the speed of download? I'm new to broadband, and I want to find out how to get the best out of it.
i am also new to high speed broadband recently upgrading from 150k to 600k with ntl.i usually get 70 to 77 but sometimes more.you will notice that it changes a lot,depending on who you are downloading from.sometimes as low as 20.enjoy it,you wont go back.
thanks for the responses. I ran the test twice, averaging 55.1 down/30.2 up KB per second, which is better than I've been getting in practice! Could the time of day (ie number of users on the server) be a governing factor?