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Speed up downloads?

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#1 MickinPlymouthUK


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Posted 08 July 2009 - 03:42 PM

My AOL connection is standard 2Mb, and some programs, patches and uploads etc download quite fast at over 200 kb/s, but every so often I have to dowmload something that takes literally hours, for example it just took me 2 hours 11 mins to download a 116Mb game upgrade at 15 kb/s!
Is there any way to speed up sluggish downloads by tweaking something at my end or what?

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 03:51 PM

There are a multitude of factors that could come into play with regards to a slow download. One being the server you are downloading from. Also it may be a a traffic problem with routing from the server to you. Multiple 'hops' where it gets bottle necked somewhere along the line. If it is a chronic problem with every download then it may be on your end. If it is a random thing on occasional same sized downloads. It quite likely is not a problem on your end. But anywhere along the digital pathway between you and where ever the download comes from.

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