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Re: Downloads abnormally slow?

Postby Max Rambone on Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:59 am

You failed to mention that these were the only downloads you were talking about.

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Re: Downloads abnormally slow?

Postby Magyk on Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:40 pm

Magyk wrote:Everything else seems to run fine (steaming movies, playing games, browsing the net, etc)


I guess this should have been a red flag.

Magyk wrote:My Firefox download window constantly says I'm downloading at about 200-250 kb/s.

Firefox will say things have an estimated download time of like "One hour thirty minutes" or something - but then take 8 hours to download.


This still seems weird though.
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Re: Downloads abnormally slow?

Postby Max Rambone on Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:06 pm

Oh, my bad....

I'll just yews the excuse that I'm old.

Glad you figured it out.

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Re: Downloads abnormally slow?

Postby GUARD!AN on Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:32 pm

Magyk, they are probably inducing like 90% packet loss. So even though you are still transferring shit at regular speed, they are intentionally marking packets as bad so you have to keep grabbing the same packets over and over again. It also explains why the connection sometimes gives up.

That's why it thinks it's downloading at 250 kbps or whatever, but its effective successful packet transfer speed is only 30.
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