I just upgraded to OS X 10 .4 .10. It seems that my downloads have becomer much slower. Can anyone help me with this one?

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What bitrate does your web browser report when downloading a file, and what did you expect it to be? (Look in the download window, it should say something like xx KB/s.)


I just downloaded a file that was 13 mb which took 24 minutes. Prior to my upgrading to 10.4.10, it would have done that same size in approx 4 - 6 minutes.


Can you please open Terminal (located in /Applications/Utilities), and enter the following at the command prompt, hitting return/enter to execute:

curl http://website.com/your-file-to-download > somefile

Replace http://website.com/your-file-to-download with a direct link to a file that you wish to download. After hitting 'return', you should see something like the following appear:

% Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
  0  646M    0 6402k    0     0   116k      0  1:34:35  0:00:54  1:33:41  126k

What's your average download speed (Average Dload)? Is it any faster than before?


Thanks for the information Joeprogramer. I'll try it out the next time I'm having problems My slow downloading mysteriously quit. It now seems faster then ever.. The 13 mb file which was taking 24 minutes now takes about 2 minutes.

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