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zuratai

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    How to make downloads go faster
    « on: September 21, 2008, 08:52:15 PM »
    hi i was wondering how could i make downloads go faster. Right now my download from megaupload is going at 83.3kb but before it used to go at like 400kb. I noticed that when i download stuff now i can still go on to sites pretty fast but when it downloaded at like 400kb my browser sites would load slow. i was wondering if there was anyway to change it so my download get full priority.

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      Re: How to make downloads go faster
      « Reply #1 on: September 23, 2008, 09:59:50 PM »
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      Re: How to make downloads go faster
      « Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008, 11:07:56 PM »
      Ok, since no one has answered, here is one.

      You haven't exceeded your bandwith, have you?

      Have you tried resetting your Router and/or Modem?

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        Re: How to make downloads go faster
        « Reply #3 on: September 24, 2008, 04:58:19 AM »
        No i will try that

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          Re: How to make downloads go faster
          « Reply #4 on: September 25, 2008, 05:15:00 PM »
          Ok i tried that i also did a speed test it said 3000 but when i download i only get like 80kb now

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          Re: How to make downloads go faster
          « Reply #5 on: September 25, 2008, 05:45:01 PM »
          Your speed test at 3Mbps has not much to do with real download speed.
          Speed test servers are dedicated to do just that - speed test. It's like having almost perfect download enviroment.
          When you try to download some real file, the speed depends on quality of servers, quality of your connection, time of the day, how many users are accessing that file, etc.
          What type of connection do you have, and what is your ISP advertised speed?
          Post also a link to some download, and we'll see, if we're getting similar download speeds.

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            Re: How to make downloads go faster
            « Reply #6 on: September 25, 2008, 08:28:17 PM »
            I have a 3mb connection or at least that is  what my internet provider says i have. its kinda weird right now i am downloading at 380kb but i want to know why it keeps changing. Do i have to reset my router and modem after a certain time or something? Its the same site i tried to download from b4 megaupload.com

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            Re: How to make downloads go faster
            « Reply #7 on: September 25, 2008, 08:32:40 PM »
            Kilobytes per second = KB/s
            Kilobits per second = kbps

            Your browser reports speeds in KB/s, the speed tests here at BroadBandreports.com report speeds in kbps.

            1 kbps = 1000 bps
            1 KB/s = 1024 B/s
            1 KB/s = 8.192 kbps
            1 kbps = .1221 KB/s

            KB/s to kbps
            Take KB/s and multiply by 8.192
            Example
            100KB/s = 819.2kbps

            kbps to KB/s
            Take kbps and divide by 8.192 (or multiply by .1221)
            Example
            1000kbps = 122KB/s

            Your browser reports speeds in KB/s, so if you see 500KB in your browser your speed is 4096kbps or 4.096Mbps.

            The dslr speed tests report speeds in kbps, so if you see 5000kbps, that's equivalent to 610.5KB/s in your browser.


            In your case, 380KB/s = 3113kbps = 3.1mbps

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              Re: How to make downloads go faster
              « Reply #8 on: September 25, 2008, 09:06:26 PM »
              ty but can you tell me why sometimes My downloads go so slow like at 80KB/s sometimes? Should i reset my router/modem when it does this... it does it on any site i go to fileplanet megaupload sendspace

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              Re: How to make downloads go faster
              « Reply #9 on: September 25, 2008, 09:12:47 PM »
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              When you try to download some real file, the speed depends on quality of servers, quality of your connection, time of the day, how many users are accessing that file, etc.

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                Re: How to make downloads go faster
                « Reply #10 on: September 30, 2008, 08:14:15 AM »
                it mostly depends on the site, some sites limit their download speed pretty low,...you could download two files at the same time, first one file to know the speed for download 1 file. wait a minute download a second file just to see if the speed splits, if your first download was running at 80kbps for 1 minute and then when you downloaded the second and the speed splits so the files run at 40kbps then your connection speed has decreased and you should call your internet company dudes... but if not then 80kbps must be the site download speed limit, or it could be that you have limited the max download speed for your computer and theres no doubt there is such a function somewhere, ....