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OK, I am trying to DL the LOTRO client. When I start the DL, it starts at 3.85 Mb/s. It slowly drops down and settles in around 475 Kb/s. Why? Is it my ISP cappimg my speed? If I pause the DL for a second and resume, it goes back up to 3.85 Mb/s. I assume that if I keep pausing it when it settles, it will go faster, right?

also, anything I can do to speed up DL speeds while keeping a static IP?
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Are you downloading with torrents? If so, they're throttling you.
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It is either the server or ISP throttling you... Can't do anything about the host. You could complain to ISP (if it is them).
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What ISP do you have because my guess is that you have an ISP that has the throttling, which is just them giving you the unused bandwidth on their system for like 5 seconds. This is meant to make browsing the internet and downloading small files a lot faster, but as you can tell it doesn't help too much when your downloading large files.

2 ISP's that I know of that have the throttling are Comcast, and Cox. Roadrunner might have it now too I'm not sure.
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post #5 of 11
Well... first try to download another thing from any other server... if the slowdown happens again it is your ISP.... if not, it is the server from where you are downloading the game...


Try to look for a mirror for the game
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forgot to mention that if you want to test what your max download speed is testmy.net is a really good site for that, and about as accurate a place to test your speeds as you can find. If you think there is something wrong with your speeds there are also a lot people there that are knowledgeable and can help get your speeds maxed out (if it's due to your configuration, not a bad ISP).
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I have charter. I ran a test at speedtest.net and got almost 5000 kbps. I am pretty sure that is what I am paying for for service, so I assume that it is my ISP throttling it to my service.
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post #8 of 11
It's not your ISP. It's the server your downloading from. They don't have unlimited bandwidth.

Your second question is a bit confusing. But if you want to improve your speed, try using a download manager that can open multiple streams. Firefox has some free extensions that do this. What they will typically do is open 4 connections to the server and then merge the file when done. That way you have four connetions open at 400kbps each.
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post #9 of 11
you need a download manger to max out your speed!

you can try this one for free.

i'm sure there are other free ones out there, i just like this one.
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post #10 of 11
some isps like comcast, use this marketing tactic to fool speedtests by boosting your initial speed for 5-10 seconds or whatever, or usually when a download start itll start faster then lower down to its sustainable speed
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