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Old 01-25-01, 12:37 AM
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Just curious, if both sides are sporting a DSL or Cable connection, what's an average download time for a 4MB file?

(picked 4MB at random as an average size)
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Old 01-25-01, 01:06 AM
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really depends, sometimes I get 15+kb, but on average I get about 6-8kb, sometimes I can't even connect to it
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Old 01-25-01, 01:43 AM
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2 min to dload a song.
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Old 01-25-01, 09:11 AM
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I normally DL on Napster at 20-30kb Anything less and I cancle it.
I wanted to make a cd will all of the songs on the Go movie (21 total), and it took me less than 25 min total to get them all.

I would think that I get a 4 meg song in just under a min. Have to love cable.
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I usually get anywhere from 30-150 kb/s on my cable modem, if I hook up to a T1. I did see it hit 175 for a song two days ago. Probably around a 4 meg file in under 20 seconds.

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Old 01-25-01, 10:11 AM
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Most of the time it seems like I get a better conncetion when I hook up with a cable person. Most of my T-1 DL's are slower than adverage.
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Old 01-25-01, 03:01 PM
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I've had most downloads in the range of
75-180KB/s with some going up to 240KB/s, just depends on the person i'm getting it from
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Old 01-25-01, 03:49 PM
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When I look for a song to the first thing I do is sort by speed. The UNKNOWN and 14.4's are usually the fastest connections. These folks like to keep a low profile with their ample bandwidth. Then right-click "view information" on the UNKNOWN user until you find one with a s*load of songs and not too many concurrent dl's. If it is truly a slow connection the user will not have many songs. You will find a lot of +100kb/s using this method.
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anywhere from 1-200K
it depends on who I'm connecting to and how many connections I and they have going at once

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I get on average 300-400 kb/s
Old 01-25-01, 06:07 PM
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I sort the list by connection type, if i dont get at least a 30 kbs i go to someone else.. i've found dsl connections are faster then cable for downloading. But if you get a real t1 or t3 things just fly. Keep in mind people lie about there speed (usually state faster) and never try dling from a sended using a modem...

so to sum it up, it usually takes a minute or two for a 4 meg file, and move on to a new download if it is going slow..

Edit: i have dsl...

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Old 01-25-01, 08:57 PM
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Don't go by user speed, go by ping, the lower the ping the other user has, regardless of their connection, the faster you'll get your file.
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Old 01-25-01, 10:01 PM
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Originally posted by Feneant:
Don't go by user speed, go by ping, the lower the ping the other user has, regardless of their connection, the faster you'll get your file.

not necessarily ... i've had a lot of pings in the 800-1000 range that DL at 30+ k/s, as well as pings of 20-30 that registered at 1 k/s ...

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Old 01-26-01, 04:59 PM
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For a 4MB file? About 1 minute. DSL, roughly 75-100k/s

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Depending the user and their connection - I usually download a typical 4MB file under 1 min (30-160kb/sec). The fastest I've downloaded was 445kb/sec from one user.

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