Posted 07 March 2008 - 10:15 PM
Nope. That issue is caused by how modern web browsers calculate the xfer speed.
When you start a download, your browser starts a timer based the first packet it receives, and it updates every half second or so, like this
totalBytesTransfered/totalSeconds /1024 = KB/Sec.
Because of the every half second reporting, the first packet is received as one whole piece very fast, because the time to transfer the first piece is limited by the speed of your lan, not the speed of the internet.
This makes the connection "look" like 2000KB/sec, when it is really that the packet was cached by the router/switch on your lan.
After the first packet, however, the distance between packets starts to add to that total time, even though each packet can be sent at lightning speed. So the final result you have is the speed of your connection.
- My statements do not establish the official position of Microsoft Corporation, and are my own personal opinion. (But you already knew that, right?)