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    Slow Dowloads (IE 5.5)

    My download speeds have dropped from almost 5 KB/Sec to a little under 2 for no apparent reason. Win98se, IE 5.5 Any suggestions (other than a download accelerator) or do you need more info ? Thanks in advance for any help !!!

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    Re: Slow Dowloads (IE 5.5)

    A few things spring to mind, clear out the Internet Temp directory, defrag, "noise" on the phone line (assuming dial-up connection).

    I'd start with the clean up and defrag, if not already done.
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    Re: Slow Dowloads (IE 5.5)

    I am generally faithful about cleaning my IE Temp files and I defrag often. How can I test the phone line ?
    Thanks for your thoughts !!!
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    Re: Slow Dowloads (IE 5.5)

    I knew they were a bit too obvious, but you never know.

    Short of picking up the receiver and listening, or having the appropriate equipment, I don't know how you would do that. You could contact your telco and ask them to check. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

    How long has this problem been with you, I've found that the "unknowns" can effect download times - how busy the phone systems are, number of users on your ISP's server, etc.

    And that's about my limit without getting "hands-on".
    Granville

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    Re: Slow Dowloads (IE 5.5)

    I also have a similar problem, slow downloads, alto mine have never been much better. I have lots of free, defraged disk space.
    When I start a download it will start out high, maybe 10k/sec, but then gradually drop as the d/l proceeds. Usually ending up at about 3K/sec. I know my phone line is not the greatest, but why the decreases? Is this because error are detected and require resends?
    Or what..?

    Using IE 5.0 & Win 98se.

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    Re: Slow Dowloads (IE 5.5)

    You did NOT state if you are on a dial up or not, but the phone company may have switched lines on you and gave you a slower line because some one else complained. If your your line (wire) is not tagged as a modem line they will move things around to please the last complaint.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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