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# 214072 26-Apr-2017 21:07
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So i went to download the beta of a new game called "Ironbound" ">[/url] and the download speed quickly dropped from an initial 70kb/s (yes bits not bytes ^^) to 8kb/s reporting an 8 hour download time for a 108MB file???




tried dropping and resuming the download (same result) and restarting it from the website again (same result) and even switched from my Skinny BB to a VF "Fixed wireless" and then a 2D iPhone hotspot with roughly the same results ever time!


Finally in frustration I switched on my PIA VPN and connected to their California server and downloads ramped up to 700+KB/s immediately! (ruling out serverside overload issue?)




I have now finished downloading the Beta in roughly 3 minutes instead of 8 hours.




Why on earth could this actually have happened this way???

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  # 1770914 26-Apr-2017 21:13
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That can happen, i commonly see it on VF routing, not often on spark




Personally testing here, i have a 1.7MB/s and 2.6MB/s DL on the default link

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