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Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by vinay, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. vinay

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    hi all

    can some one help, i'm new to this download stuff, i have a 512 adsl connection but when ever i try to download anything i only get 41kbs , i have firewall turned up and no spyware on my computer but why is my downloads so slow?
     
  2. mdawkins

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    It all depends on the connection speed the other end, you normally find that if you leave the download going overnight it will get faster and be finished by the morning!!!
     
  3. SDHoward

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    Also note that 512 is in bits per second.. so the most you can expect is around 50kbs
     
  4. vinay

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    also when i go to torrent sites i dont understand , what leeches, seeds, adn dls mean?
     
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    Leeches are people that are downloading and are sharing what they have already downloaded

    Seeds are people that have the whole image

    not sure about the other two, the more seeds the better.
    Speeds all depends on others. As someone else said night time is the time to do them,
     
  6. vinay

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    finally one last question should i still use bit torrent 3.4.2 or can someone recommend a better peice of software?
     
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    Azureus + peerguardian plugin

    8kb/s = 1kB/s

    download rate measured by ISP = 512 kb/s
    download speed measured by rest of world = 512/8 = 60kB/s

    (or 64kB/s for nitpickers!)
     
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    erm ..... 512/8 = 64kB/s. Just being picky :D
     

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