Getting your max download speed?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Necross, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Necross macrumors member

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    So, I'm at work downloading some super high res images for a project, the files are all 100-200 MB each. I start downloading the first file, and it's topping out at 100 K / Sec. I click to start downloading the 2nd file, it adds it to the download manager list thingy, and suddenly my first file drops down to 80K/sec, but the new file is also 80k/sec. The more files I add to the list, the more it seems my max can go, up to like 500k if I do the math right.

    So, if my speed can go that high with multiple files, why is it so low when I download just one? Is there any way I can tell my mac to always use it's max download speed no matter what?

    I know my speed can also vary based on the server it's hosted on and whatever is happening between us, but it just seems like my Mac is able to download a lot more when there's multiple files than when there's just 1.
     
  2. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    It's because the server is set up this way. Nothing you can do about it.
     
  3. Necross thread starter macrumors member

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  4. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    You can test the speed of your connection here: http://speedtest.net/
    If the result matches what your connection speed should be, there is no problem with your computer.

    And yes, I am getting my max download (and upload) speed on my MacBook Pro. 50 Mbit/sec down and 50 Mbit/sec up. Sometimes a little more, actually.
     

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