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Windows 7: 12 mbps download speed, but programs take a long time to download

07 Mar 2015   #1
matt965

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
12 mbps download speed, but programs take a long time to download

For some reason programs and files are taking a very long time to download (about 30 kbps), but youtube plays fine, I can go to any website and troubleshooting shows nothing wrong. I went to speedtest.net and I'm averaging about 12 mbps so files should be downloading fast.

At this point I'm stumped. This PC has a fresh install of Windows 7, up-to-date. It is a Dell OptiPlex 780.

I should have also mentioned that the Network drivers are also up-to-date.


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07 Mar 2015   #2
badcrc

Windows 7 Pro x64 sp1
 
 

are you using torrents ? you might be throttled
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07 Mar 2015   #3
matt965

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I don't use torrents. I set up this PC for a friend since her other one broke down for good. It was working fine when I had it set up with a USB WiFi card. I hooked up the cable at its new home and it started behaving like this. So far, this is happening with Flash Player, Reader, Java, and Shockwave. I'm going to install iTunes later and see if it crawls.
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08 Mar 2015   #4
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

With downloadslike that, there's a good chance that they are held in a transparent proxy by your ISP, and it's actually from there you're downloading them.
Try getting less-used files for out-of-the-way places as a better test of the transfer speed.
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08 Mar 2015   #5
matt965

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Not sure what you mean...
Try getting less-used files?
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10 Mar 2015   #6
NoelDP

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Many commonly-downloaded files are held on transparent proxy servers by ISPs to reduce their bandwidth usage. less commonly used files tend to come direct from the source. The exception is anything from a secure site, which will always come direct from source. It all depends how your ISP is structured as to how fast their proxies are.
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