App for improving network speed?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by maz-o, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. maz-o macrumors member


    Jul 16, 2010
    I've got this weird thing going on lately. Whenever I download a file, no matter 100mb or 10gb, no matter if the DL is going "full speed" or not (i'm on a 40mb connection). The download speed regularly "peaks" either at my own maximum download speed, or at the sending server's maximum upload speed. It then drops down to less than half of that, and after a while it peaks again, etc.

    Basically my problem lately is that, no matter what the download speed I'm getting, it won't stay consistent. And this happens when I have multiple downloads on too.

    example: downloading a 4gb game on steam:

    example: downloading something on uTorrent:

    So to the main question. Is there some software to improve/bypass this network behavior? Somebody suggested something like CfosSpeed, but that's unfortunately PC-only.. Thanks!
  2. hwojtek macrumors 65816


    Jan 26, 2008
    Poznan, Poland
    No locally-installed software will bypass ISP throttling.
  3. benchlegs macrumors member


    Apr 22, 2011
  4. TonyK macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2009
    There are other issues besides your maximum DL speed or that of the source. Your or their ISP could throttle download speeds for any number of reasons.

    Then there is the issue of "hops", meaning how many points between you and the source it takes to make the connection and their capabilities.

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