Visualizing DL rates in AOL?

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  1. About2SwitchOvr macrumors regular

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    Hello, real quick question here. I found the thread where I can toggle between rate and time remaining on DLs from Safari, but didn't see one for AOL. I feel as if AOL DL speeds are MUCH slower compared to when I was DLing on a PC from AOL using the same connection. Any input? BTW: iMac 20" brand spankin new :)
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    If you're using 10.3, try opening Activity Monitor, and bringing up the main window; one of the tabs at the bottom gives you an option of showing the network activity on a graph. Use this to compare the same file being downloaded using AOL and Safari, and seee which is really faster.

    Can't say it would surprise me if AOL downloaded slowly, though--there's a lot of overhead with their system, as I understand it.
     
  3. cb911 macrumors 601

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    which thread was that? i haven't found it :p anyone have a link? or remember what it was called? i'd like to find out about that...
     
  4. About2SwitchOvr thread starter macrumors regular

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    Weird...

    That's weird, I can't find it now either. If I find it, I will PM it to you...

    This AOL is really bugging me now. The AOL dls were SOOO much faster on the PC, than on this MAC AOL platform. I am using the SAME cable modem, service, etc. I'm wondering if the AOL software for the Mac is different in a way that it affects DL rates? Any input?
     
  5. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    I dunno if this is it, but when something is DLing in Safari, hold Option and click on the active DL, it'll switch bewteen time remaining & DL speed.
     
  6. About2SwitchOvr thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cool, thanks

    Thanks buddy. i Will try that once I get home... Just wondering because AOL seems to DL soooo much slower on the MAC, than on the PC, with the SAME connection...
     
  7. About2SwitchOvr thread starter macrumors regular

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    hmm no luck on the Option link..

    How about this, and I will drop the subject...

    Can anyone estimate for me, time wise.. how long it takes you to DL a 14.4 mg file off of your cable modem? (mine is hardwired, no router, and is estimated at 6-7 minutes...) is that about the avg?
     

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