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Question about Downloading speeds

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Tiffanyj87, Feb 6, 2007.

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  1. Tiffanyj87

    Tiffanyj87 Thread Starter

    Feb 3, 2007
    Hi, I'm new to having an internet connection above 56k.

    So i never had the capabilities to really download anything big. I never even gave it to much thought but something occurred to me that will probably sound like a really stupid question.

    How come when i download say from a website, I'll get download speeds at well over 100kb, sometimes 200kb and when i download off limewire or bittorrent i'm lucky if i make 100kb but it usually averages much less.

    I always thought downloading was faster with p2p or torrents because you download from a multiple of sources. But im getting way faster downloads from Internet explorer.

    I was wondering if someone could bear with me and explain this. I want to know if this is normal or if theres something i could do. Thanks.
  2. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

    Jan 24, 2002
    Hi, Sorry but TechSupportGuy forums are not able to help with issues regarding using filesharing programs.

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    P2P Instructions - The purpose of P2P is to illegally trade copyrighted material. We do not support the use of P2P networks and any threads requesting help for them will be closed. This includes Kazaa, Bearshare, WinMX, and the like. If you're interested in the topic, you are free to discuss it on our site (and please visit StealingIsIllegal.com), but information on how to use them will not be provided.

    I am closing this thread...but, will answer your download speed question a bit: Your download speed depends not only on your computer and the connection your ISP provides... you are actually downloading from another "server" or computer so it depends on the activity at that end, as well as the condition that machine is in.
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