Hey everyone, I have 256k internet connection and I usually get 25kb/s download. Ive been trying to download the latest version of the forgotten hope realism mini mod lately and wherever I try to get it from my connection slowly drops down to almost 1 or 2 kb's. I seem to be getting this alot on filefront. On the Filefront Australian download server, sometimes I got 28kb's. Someone help me! I want to download again!
Try browsing around, and check for a site that has a Speed test, or try downloading from another site. See if it is just FileFront, or your internet period. Then try downloading at a different time of day. When fewer people are online.
Perhaps the wires need to be replaced in your area?
I've heard about "Bad" IP addresses making the rounds on an Australian ISP (Telstra???). Apparently certian IPs coincide with certain quality web servers. Some are Pick of the Litter, and Cream of the Crop, and others are slow, and buggy.
The recommended fix, was to leave your modem unplugged for a few days, untill the IP was reassigned.
I am with telstra and they aint too good. Im waiting for my contract to finish up with them then Im going to get my T2 internet. And its other sites, not just filefront too, it just seems to happen alot worse with filefront. ill try a speed test. I use the internet alot for work and I cant leave the modem unplugged.
Victim of Forgotten HopeForum bystander
26th April 2004
Your ADSL-modem, newest bios?
I wouldnt have a clue, and I aint touching BIOS unless they install themselves and I dont have to do anything.
Well, Here are a couple of sites to test the speed with. The first is Telstra's Speed Test page. http://www.iapselfhelp.com/customer/index.cfm
This is an American Speed Test Page. http://www.dslreports.com/stest/0
Another thing you can do, is try to pick File Front Serves closer to Australia. Most are here in the US.
A few things I've noticed: small files come in faster than large ones. Browsing acts like "small files". When I initiated my download of the FH .67a patch, it started at speeds well above what I should be getting, and quickly dropped to something like 15kB/s, where it remained. Large files are notoriously bad for slowing down unless you've got university-level backplanes behind you. At any rate, this sound suspiciously like a server issue, but for kicks, have you turned off your modem? Don't reset it (that just makes for all kinds of annoyances, as I've found), but turn it off or unplug it for half an hour or so. For some odd reason, this can often help fix random problems and sometimes speed up your connection on the client side.
Thanks everyone, and I left my modem switched off overnight, hopefully its done something.