Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


thinhvy

136 posts

Master Geek


#28864 14-Dec-2008 16:38
Send private message

I'm not sure as I don't know why when I use a Window PC to download after 12am I can't even read 32kB/s so get around 300MB to 500MB maximum/per night.and Just bought an Apple Mac and downloading speed is quite different i usually get 150KBs to 180KBs so get around 3,5GB to 4GB from 12am to 8am.
I tested between PC and Mac at the same time for a few days and download on a Mac is amazing compare to a Window Pc.Got 17Gb within 4days so will reach 75GB soon!!!!Coolso cool!!WILL NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT XNET SPEED ANYMORE!!!Cool

Create new topic
jermsie
302 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #184054 14-Dec-2008 16:55
Send private message

Could be the TCP settings in windows causing some slow down.




– J

STI

STI
239 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

  #184059 14-Dec-2008 17:14
Send private message

thinhvy: I'm not sure as I don't know why when I use a Window PC to download after 12am I can't even read 32kB/s so get around 300MB to 500MB maximum/per night.and Just bought an Apple Mac and downloading speed is quite different i usually get 150KBs to 180KBs so get around 3,5GB to 4GB from 12am to 8am.
I tested between PC and Mac at the same time for a few days and download on a Mac is amazing compare to a Window Pc.Got 17Gb within 4days so will reach 75GB soon!!!!Coolso cool!!WILL NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT XNET SPEED ANYMORE!!!Cool


Windows xp sp2 limits the number of TCP connection attempts 10 per second to slow down infected systems from spreading to other systems. This can slow down p2p programs. But I doubt this is the cause for such huge difference.

When you say "tested between PC and Mac at the same time" you are essentially limiting your download speeds between the Mac and PC anyway... Not to mention if you are downloading the same file between Mac and PC, Mac maybe accessing your PC through a local connection rather than a internet connection.






 
 
 
 


wellygary
5004 posts

Uber Geek


  #184071 14-Dec-2008 17:34
Send private message

Stick XP on your mac and run it under bootcamp, then give us a comparison, there are alot of things that can affect download speeds,

thinhvy

136 posts

Master Geek


  #184094 14-Dec-2008 18:47
Send private message

The speed is the same at daytime between PC and Mac, vary from 350K Bs to 600KBs.but just different after midnight only eg...download the same file of 100MB,down on  PC will take 2 to 3hrs.Mac will take only about 20mins to download.


Niel
3267 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #184095 14-Dec-2008 18:50
Send private message

Have you tested only 1 PC?  Have you ever had torrenting software on it?  Check my post of a couple of minutes ago in the "jitter" thread.




You can never have enough Volvos!


thinhvy

136 posts

Master Geek


  #184136 14-Dec-2008 23:01
Send private message

Niel: Have you tested only 1 PC?  Have you ever had torrenting software on it?  Check my post of a couple of minutes ago in the "jitter" thread.

I'm not sure what is a torrenting software,but I got premium rapid-share and use the Flashget software on PC and Download Speed software on Mac
And yes,I tested on 1 PC after downloading 1 file, I unplug the ethernet cable and plug the cable to the Apple Mac to download the same file and got the different download speed.






















Niel
3267 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #184163 15-Dec-2008 06:13
Send private message

Try the same with a clean PC, then you should get decent speed on XP as well.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent_(protocol)




You can never have enough Volvos!


 
 
 
 


antbs
370 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #184424 16-Dec-2008 00:12
Send private message

Great news for you! I'm sure you could still get much faster speeds if you changed ISP, 200kb per second isn't THAT quick. Tongue out

thinhvy

136 posts

Master Geek


  #184475 16-Dec-2008 11:24
Send private message

anthonybs: Great news for you! I'm sure you could still get much faster speeds if you changed ISP, 200kb per second isn't THAT quick. Tongue out



Thanks,but I think it's fast enough for me personally,as I used to get under 32KB to Download after 12am for a few months and since now I got a Apple Mac and the Download speed jumped up to 150KBs to 180KBs, sometime 250KBs,Got 26GB of download after midnight to 8am so far (16days)the xnet user monitor show that my bill is now $76.60 as I watching movies at daytime as well.
And if change to another ISP that's a good idea!,the speed may faster and the bill to be paid also bigger!!!

Create new topic





News »

Huawei launches IdeaHub Pro in New Zealand
Posted 27-Oct-2020 16:41


Southland-based IT specialist providing virtual services worldwide
Posted 27-Oct-2020 15:55


NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of Moon
Posted 27-Oct-2020 08:30


Huawei introduces new features to Petal Search, Maps and Docs
Posted 26-Oct-2020 18:05


Nokia selected by NASA to build first ever cellular network on the Moon
Posted 21-Oct-2020 08:34


Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18


Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12


Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06


Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47


OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52


Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34


Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29


AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13


Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57


Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.