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Continuing slow downloads

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I have posted a few times over recent weeks about slow download speeds which I didn't experience during most of 2004.This evening I am trying to download a scenery file which has so far taken well over an hour for a 20MB file. I am on broadband with a 750Mb link.During this download I have frequent time-outs and speeds as high as 10kB/s and as low as 0.1kB/s.During the download I did a tracert and ping.Tracert shows 9 hops, longest time was 93msPing shows longest time of 94ms, no dropped packets.If tracert indicates bottlenecks in the path then those figures suggest there is no bottleneck, unless I have it wrong.Before starting the current download I had downloaded from the 'other site' at 60kB/s and within minutes (maybe 10 minutes) came back to AVSIM to download only to find speeds in the order of 2kB/s.Task Manager shows my download program using 1% CPU time and System Idle at 97%.I use Firefox and not IE but in the past I have switched to IE and find download speeds just as bad.Any advice welcomed.

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Yes, its the load on the system. Yesterday was particulary slow because of the over 4,000 downloads of the HNC A300 at 48 megs each (do the math, that's a lot of bandwidth just on that file alone). We don't have limitless resources. We could if we were a "pay for" or charged for "1st class access" like the other site does, but we don't.

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Thanks for the reply Tom.>Yesterday was particulary slow because of the over 4,000 downloads of the HNC A300 at 48 megs each

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BTW you don't need to visit other places, you can find all you want on AVSIM.Thanks AVSIMMartin:-wave

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The Library is currently extremely busy due to a combination of the Pimental et al Airbus, the LGAV scenery, and the ISD Rome scenery.We are currently putting out over 50Mbit/s just in Library traffic. As a result, download speeds will be slow, and some downloads may fail entirely (although sensible browsers should report the "We are currently very busy" message").Matt

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