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Ckyfan

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I've tried multiple programs limwire, bit torrent and the speeds are incredible slow try like 1kbs and sometimes 0. but when I download straight from a website its like 60-140kbs whats the deal?

Im running xp home sp2.
cable. with a linksys etherfast 10/100 5 port workgroup switch.
do you think its the workgroup switch would it be better if I was direct to the cable modem?
 

3fs

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You only download at whatever the other person's upload speed is and this can also be throttled in most P2P settings to whatever speed the user chooses.
 

sy2

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99% of those P2P programs are crap as far as high speed transfers go - chances are theres nothing you can do about it.
 

3fs

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sy2 said:
99% of those P2P programs are crap as far as high speed transfers go - chances are theres nothing you can do about it.
Not to mention the risk you're putting yourself at in legality issues and potential infection by spyware and/or viruses.
 

Ckyfan

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yea. but I have it on my other computer and was downloading at like 60-100kbs and this one is just like 1kbs. im gonna try just straight through the cable modem.
 
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