Re: downloads start fast, then slow down
Date: 17 Nov 2004 06:59:06 -0800
"/dev/null" <dev.null@BeginThread.com> wrote in message news:<sjumd.94936$HA.64884@attbi_s01>...
> > My system has been running fine for a while, but now when I download a
> > large file through my web browser it starts off fast (>300 kB/s), but
> > then suddenly the speed drops down to 5 or 6 kB/s. I've found that if
> > I use an ftp client like ncftp, then this doesn't happen. Any ideas?
> usually this is because the browser initiates the request, then starts
> drawing the download dialog etc... While it's drawing all this the file is
> already coming in, so at first it appears when the dialog catches up with
> the download that the first part was coming pretty fast. In reality it's
> just catching up with the amount of the file that has already been
> downloaded. Your ftp client doesn't have to do any special dialogs or
> anything so it doesn't exhibit this "feature".
I don't think that this is the problem because when I use my FTP
client, I get download speeds of >300 kB/s. Also, I used to (last
week) get these speeds using my browser as well (for the entire
download). Any other ideas?
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