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Master Geek
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Topic # 54415 17-Dec-2009 09:14
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This morning (about 8am), I was updating my Linux packages from a server in Australia (, sadly, there is no NZ mirror for Arch Linux), the download speed was a bit slow at 60~100KB/s. What's also strange was that I get frequent failed http requests to get the files. This doesn't happen at all when I was downloading using Auckland University's internet, and the download speed can reach 3~4MB/s.

I'm not saying I expect the same speed I got from the university, but I expect at least 400+KB/s during off-peak hours. If I do a speedtest to Sydney, I get about 6Mbps, which is about the maximum line speed I can get.

Downloading attachments from Google Mail is also slow. During peak hours I get 40KB/s, which I understand, is due to traffic shaping, but I still get the same  speed (40KB/s max) this morning at 8am.

Is the kind of speeds I get normal at all on the Big Time plan?

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  Reply # 283337 17-Dec-2009 09:23
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Use some sort of download accelerator, its the only way that works for me. E.g. Safari will get only 40 kbps, Folx will give me 600kbps. Its weird but it works.

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