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How Fast Should Cable Internet Download?


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#1 Sterling14

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 06:53 PM

I am downloading a demo for that new battlefield game and I was wondering if my internet should be downloading it faster. Its a little over a gig file but its taken like 15 minutes to download 4% (around 45 mb). At the same time an update for adobe reader came up which was about 30 megabytes and downloaded in a minute. this is only downloading at around 30 kilobytes a second shouldn't it be going faster? Oh and I'm useing mozilla firefox if that helps.
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Posted 09 October 2006 - 08:03 PM

It would help to know what your providers posted/advertised bandwidth speeds are? Not all cable internet providers are created equal. :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 08:05 PM

oh it advertises 5mbps
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Posted 09 October 2006 - 08:32 PM

It is obvious that the game is not downloading as fast as the Adobe download. The game's server is the weak link in the chain. If you have a choice of download sites, pick one the closest to you geographically. If not, try to pick a less busy time to download.

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 08:38 PM

ok thanks.
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Posted 09 October 2006 - 08:41 PM

Dont forget that some sites cap the free download speed at their server. This may be the web site, not your computer or internet.
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