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1answer
23 views

Download speed and ping suffers during PC to PC file copy

Why does the ping and internet download speed suffer on PC#1 when files copied from PC#1 to PC#2? During file copy, my ping goes from 20ms to 600ms+, Download speed goes from 1.8MB/S to 250 KB/S give ...
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0answers
30 views

KB/s: distinguish KByte/s and KBit/s [duplicate]

When I see a transferspeed given as KB/s i always wonder which of the following the "author" means: Kibibyte/s (=1024*8=8192 bit/s) Kibibit/s (=1024 bit/s) (does this even exist?) Kilobyte/s ...
1
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0answers
38 views

Download speed from AmazonAWS

I've noticed that download speed to my laptop (via Fibre broadband) is very slow (3-400kbps) from AmazonAWS when downloading the Hortonworks HDP environment (VMWare OVA file, 2.5gb in size). When ...
0
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2answers
46 views

Office network bottleneck

At work our IP is the devil Comcast. When I do a speedtest I get a jump of upwards of 20Mbs and then it slowly goes down to average out at around 10Mbs. The upload speed stays at stead 2-3Mbs. My ping ...
1
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0answers
55 views

Looking for an internet usage meter to track usage on separate network connections [closed]

I still live with my parents who are split, so I live between two houses. At one house we have an 8GB/month cap and the other, 12GB. I also go to TAFE (like uni) were I use their internet heavily. I ...
1
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2answers
96 views

Something is downloading in background Linux

My laptop boots normally to LinuxMint and immediately I like to open gnome-system-monitor but the shock is that something is downloading (the problem has been out 2 days ago) and nothing I run yet! I ...
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2answers
4k views

Why is my actual download speed lesser than that found by by speedtest.net?

I ran my internet connection through speedtest.net which claims that it finds out the actual internet speed, much lower than that promised by my ISP. But, while downloading, the speed is much lesser ...
8
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3answers
5k views

Can't download .exe, stuck at 99% for all browsers

I can't seem to finish downloading any .exe files. When the download starts, it will proceed as per normal except that it will be stuck once it hits 99%. I've tried using Chrome, Safari, Opera, and ...
1
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0answers
82 views

Fast HTTP downloads freeze frequently

I've been having a problem recently when it comes to downloading files with fast speeds (of any size) using HTTP. The problem is mostly happening on a specific file-hosting site that I bought a ...
1
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1answer
70 views

Why are my downloads up to ~1500KByte/sec only, when the ADSL connection locks at 13611Kbit/s?

No uploading is going on other than the overhead of downloading which appears to be not high for the abilities of the connection: Only about 30-40KByte/s when the router locks at 1012Kb/s and other ...
2
votes
1answer
355 views

FTP download speed drops after a few dl's [closed]

For 2 and a half year, I've downloaded, on average, 2-3 GB of data per day from this FTP server (astronomy data from an observatory - nothing illegal). Since Saturday I've been experiencing a weird ...
1
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1answer
91 views

See/compute long-term network stats in Ubuntu (e.g. how many megabytes downloaded during last month)

On Ubuntu, I'd like to know how many megabytes have come in (download) or gone out (upload) of my computer via the network in the last month, or week or whatever (the longer the better). Is there any ...
1
vote
1answer
442 views

Troubleshooting a bad download speed on great Internet connection [closed]

I have a couple machines experiencing an awful download speed on an awesome Internet connection, and for the life of me I can't come up with a rational explanation as to why. Speed test to the local ...
25
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5answers
2k views

What gets uploaded when I surf the web?

I am using a modem, and it shows a download speed of n kbps and an upload speed of m kbps. When I check its logs, it shows the amount of data downloaded and uploaded. I'm wondering why it shows that ...
1
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2answers
295 views

Download resume support blocked by isp?

Can ISP block resume support for downloads ? I'm using IDM (internet download manager) to download of the internet from resume supported websites, yet I am unable to resume downloads. I tried ...
6
votes
4answers
2k views

All downloads being interrupted

System: Windows 7 Professional 64bit. 8GB RAM, Intel i5-2400 CPU, +300GB free on the hard drive. AVG Internet Security 2012 (enabled & disabled, with firewall enabled and disabled - no effect for ...
2
votes
1answer
920 views

Downloads stall and won't resume

I have a shaped 384kbps ADSL connection (entry-level "broadband") with an ISP, which runs over the compulsory analog voice line provided by the only telephone provider in the country. "Shaped" means ...
2
votes
1answer
131 views

What data is sent when downloading a file?

I recently downloaded XCode. The file size is 1.7 GB. In Activity Monitor, it indicated while downloading, that my upload speed was basically 50% of my download speed for the entire duration of the ...
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2answers
233 views

HTTP downloads stall/hang after 1-5MB

I'm having a very strange problem with the shared network at the flat I've just moved into. It occurs on my Windows desktop and my Macbook, and it occurs on both the wifi and the ethernet. Basically ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How to limit my Windows network transfer rate?

Downloading a 2 MB file in my LAN using HTTP is going to fast, and I need to slow it down so I can debug one app I'm developing. Is there any way to do this?
14
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3answers
778 views

Why is the download speed slow in the early seconds?

When you download a big enough file, you can see that in the early seconds, the download speed increases to finally reach its mean value. Why?
1
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3answers
879 views

Solution for noisy network that corrupts downloaded files

The network on the company where my wife works sucks BIG TIME. Almost every single file bigger then a few hundred kB is corrupted during download and even web pages are sometimes garbled. We checked ...
1
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2answers
1k views

How to limit download speed per port on the network?

Greetings, I have several computers accessing the Internet at once. And with one download a file using a download manager (either bittorrent, orbit, etc.), the computer with that softwares grabs ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

How do I check what processes are actively using the network? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Monitor all and any internet traffic from my home PC - what should I use? Recently, I discovered that something is downloading on my computer even if I doesn't do ...
0
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1answer
294 views

how to limit downloading or web browsing according to the usage of DSL traffic (not the time of it)?

i'm using win7. i want to divide my monthly DSL traffic into the specific ( limited ) size for each of my kids using username & password for each one of them. is it possible? any softwares? (my ...
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votes
2answers
737 views

How to download large files when the download size is restricted?

? In my office, the network admin has restricted the download limit to a size of 1.8MB for any file. This is for sub ordinates accounts only. But for my manager's PC, there are no restrictions. Is ...
1
vote
1answer
456 views

Mac download speed keeps decreasing

I have a Mac that is getting extremely low connection speed from my WiFi. The other 3 computers in this house have a fast connection. However, on this Mac, once I connect to WiFi it's fast, but as ...
4
votes
2answers
158 views

Why do dial-up downloads speed up at first?

I've noticed that with dial-up downloads, the download speed at can be several times faster. But I though the fastest dial-up can ever throughput is 53 K. But I've definitely seen speeds over that at ...
4
votes
7answers
4k views

URL sniffer/downloader

Some websites have Flash content that plays music or videos. Most of the time they don't show you the URL of these music or videos, but for example, you can sniff a YouTube webpage and find the flv ...
1
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3answers
532 views

Shutdown computer when download/upload ends

I often want to turn the computer off for the night (yes I'm one of those) but am in in the middle of uploading or downloading something. Is there a utility that shuts a windows computer down when the ...