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I'm new to testmy.net and I am having a download problem.  I took the Download Test:

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Download Connection is:: 4569 Kbps about 4.6 Mbps (tested with 6144 kB)

Download Speed is:: 558 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Main)

Test Time:: 2009/08/29 - 11:16am

Bottom Line:: 80X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 1.84 sec

Tested from a 6144 kB file and took 11.016 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: May need help : running at only 58.27 % of your hosts average (cox.net)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-9KC8NG2RY

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30618) [!]

and I would be happy with that because my average downloads are ~50 Kb/s and I don't understand what the problem is.  If you could help that would be great... also I don't know a lot of the abbreviations and other tech stuff so if you don't mind please write out everything.

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So it the slow download on all sites , do you ever get decent download ?

What speed should you feel you be getting, in other words, do you know what bandwidth your paying for  ?

There's a great registry editor  (don't let that scare you , it's really easy gui)  << graphical user interface , you'll be ok with it. The program name is "cablenut" . So you'll have to post what operating system your using. As well as the above mentioned information.

One you have that info, then someone will direct you to the proper settings.

So no worries, there's a bunch of generous mouths here to get the most out of your system, and connection.  :)

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If the file is greater than about 100 mbs i don't get a very good download speed.  I don't know exactly what bandwidth I'm paying for but I believe I'm paying for the fastest quality one (if it helps my connection speed is 54 Mbps but fluctuates sometimes because I'm using wireless).  As to my system... I'm using Vista 32-bit Operating System.

Although,  quick question- if I download something such as an installer or a torrent, etc the download from the site is fast but when I open it and start installing etc, I only get that really low download speed.  Is this the same type of problem?

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Well I know cox has some pretty fast connections, so if your paying for the highest they have , then yes, you have a real issue. But at the same token, not all packages are available in all area's . *shrugs*

 For now, skip thinking about that wireless router, just for a minute, yea, i will limit the download capacity, but Iv'e gotten 20000 mbps on my wireless router, so you see you have to understand the math of it.

Anyhow , so your on vista, there is a cablenut "tweak" for vista. The link is as follows, just do what it says, it's very self explanatory, though if you get stuck, just post it.  

http://www.testmy.net/t-18907.msg214387#msg214387

I see that in the first line of instructions, he missed telling someone that may not know, that you must  goto "start>run>cmd> then type in what he says.

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Not sure what you mean by gadgets but

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Download Connection is:: 8563 Kbps about 8.6 Mbps (tested with 12288 kB)

Download Speed is:: 1045 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Main)

Test Time:: 2009/08/29 - 3:16pm

Bottom Line:: 149X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 0.98 sec

Tested from a 12288 kB file and took 11.756 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: Looks Great : 9.19 % faster than the average for host (cox.net)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-WDOQ92CRJ

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30618) [!]

big improvement!

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Not sure what you mean by gadgets but

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Download Connection is:: 8563 Kbps about 8.6 Mbps (tested with 12288 kB)

Download Speed is:: 1045 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Main)

Test Time:: 2009/08/29 - 3:16pm

Bottom Line:: 149X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 0.98 sec

Tested from a 12288 kB file and took 11.756 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: Looks Great : 9.19 % faster than the average for host (cox.net)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-WDOQ92CRJ

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30618) [!]

big improvement!

Well thats a start.  How many machines / network printers voip blah blah do you have running on your network ?  Because you could do static and get rid of the net bois traffic as well, if it applies. Either way, Personally I set everything as static, makes just that much difference.

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Well the router, or if none, then the modem has whats called  DHCP server , that leases IP addresses to the machines that connect, each time that you turn the machine on, it gets leased an IP , or an address so the data knows where to to. This can be set to what is called static, the IP never changes, it's set in the router, and in the machine. It's not really practical unless your running a server of some kind off the machine. Other then you can then change other settings to clear up the available bandwidth on the network. It doesn't really make that much difference to be honest, other then the security issues of netbios, which can be argued till daylight. In my case, I like to have as much control over what moves through the network as possible.

If your close to what speed you should be getting, and your not having any issues, unless you want to get a bit deeper involvement, then it's probably not for you, it is entirely not necessary.

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