Downloading speed decreases drastically after upgrading to osx maverick

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by PW168, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. PW168 macrumors member

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    Hi Not sure if it is just my mac...but after upgrading to maverick, downloading a say 6G file now takes hours and hours....when before I was using SL or ML, it used to take 2 hours tops. What is happening? Are others having the same problem??
     
  2. LV426 macrumors 6502a

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    No problem for me. It's probably impossible for anyone to say what's happening for you without detailed investigation, since many many things can affect download speeds.

    I'd want to try a dedicated bandwith speed checker (e.g. http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/) with the computer plugged into two different physical networks, using different ISPs, to rule out router and ISP problems.
     
  3. PW168 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok done the test. My ISP has downloading speed of about 19 Mbps which is normal. So am not sure why actual download of big file is slow....
     
  4. LV426 macrumors 6502a

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    Who is providing your 6GB file? Are they up to the job? Many providers throttle downloads, especially when they are large.
     

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