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I don't get it. I have updated NIC drivers, rebooted the network equipment, but still suffer slow speeds. 4 weeks ago I was downloading at ~2MB/s, now I am lucky to break 600KB/s. I can do a speedtest and still get good speeds, but not on a download. Also noticed my download speeds jump around like crazy, I will be at 200KB/s, go to 700KB/s then drop to 50KB/s. frown.gif help This is a fresh install of Win7 Pro 64-bit, I have used ubuntu to test DL over http. With a torrent I will get higher average, but still jump like crazy.

To top it off my right click on my mouse just stopped working....

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post #2 of 8
Is there anything else connected to the network that is using your internet?

What router do you have?
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post #3 of 8
The server may be throttled. And you'll rarely go beyond 3MB/s with most servers. FTP/Torrent don't count as they can download from multiple servers at once.
post #4 of 8
It depends on the server you are downloading from, the distance it is away, and the current usage of the server. It will always vary. You cannot expect to always get 2MB/s DL speed even if you are downloading from the same server 24/7.
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post #5 of 8
What web browser are you using? Some only use a single connection per download. If you can download lots of stuff and your speed is low for everything, but does increase when you download more things, then it's ISP or server congestion rather than node congestion.

There's some addons that tackle this issue - here's one for Firefox:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/downthemall/
     
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post #6 of 8
Well what Speedtest.net does is it runs parallel downloads to make sure you can get the highest speed out of your connection.

Try using something like Flashget and see if you can max out your connection using that.
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post #7 of 8
Delete and re-download a Steam game, and change your server to Canada, I always get constant download speeds from Steam.
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post #8 of 8
You can only download at the speed the server is sending information, so it could have very well been that the server you were downloading from was either bogged down, or just has a slow upload speed.
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