Slow download?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by ahostmadsen, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. ahostmadsen macrumors 6502a

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    It seems to take forever to download El Capitain. Speedtest.net says my download speed is 90 Mbps, which should be pretty fast. Yet, in 3 hours I have only downloaded 300 Mb of El Capitain. Is this a problem with Apple servers?
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    More than likely. There are a lot of people downloading El Capitan at once.
     
  3. ahostmadsen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if I should try to restart the download in some way?
     
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    That is a gamble. You may end up with the same slow speed right now. It took me over an hour to download, and I have a very fast internet connection.
     
  6. sohaloh macrumors regular

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    I second this. Use googles on open DNS servers 8.8.8.8,8.8.4.4
     
  7. deany macrumors 68020

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    just close app store and reboot the download will restart from where it left off but be much quicker- mine stopped completely I rebooted and it started at 2 gb its nearly finished now 10 mins later
     
  8. TheIguana macrumors 6502a

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    Been downloading for the past hour and it still lists mine as being 4 hours and 46 minutes till completion. :/
     
  9. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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    19+ hours for me. Paused it and now it says waiting.
     
  10. MetalCores macrumors regular

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    Hmm strange. Took me about 2.5 hours for the download. 60MBPS download speed
     
  11. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

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    Just paused mine. 152Mb internet connection, time to download 23 hours. But, on the off chance it gets a move on I don't want it completing while I'm at work and rebooting the Mac, waking the better half.
     
  12. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    kind of in the 1hr 20 minute ballpark, but started at 6PM eastern. Not fast on a 40mb line, but no worries ;)
     
  13. Antoni Nygaard macrumors 6502a

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    Mine said hours then days. Tried to pause it and start it again but it just kept saying waiting. This worked for me try hold ALT (option) then press pause it will ask to if you wanna cancel press yes and start downloading again. Just downloaded mine in 30 min
     
  14. RockSpider macrumors 6502a

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    Don't try setting your DNS to 8.8.8.8 it'll make it come down too fast.
     
  15. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't work. Actually its worse now (over a day). In Canada if that makes a difference.
     
  16. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    Mines been going for over 3 hours. Currently at ~5GB. The suspense is killing me lol
     
  17. m.x macrumors member

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    Pause the download, go into internet settings and change your DNS to 209.244.0.3. For meGoogle DNS is not working but Level3-DNS makes a huge difference, since it always connects to the nearest server operated by Level3. Give it a try!
     
  18. deany, Sep 30, 2015
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    deany macrumors 68020

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    its worth the wait, i'm made up.

    First thing I did was add notes back to dock (I have had notes hidden nice 9.0 beta, it synced with iCloud by itself, perfect.

    Also I went apple + system preferences + general + tick automatically hide & show menu bar

    just like

    apple + system preferences + dock + tick automatically hide & show dock

    love the extra screen area.
     
  19. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

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    Mines seems fine. Just started around 30 minutes ago. Estimated at 40 minutes from now which sounds about right.
     
  20. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's an issue with the Apple servers as w/ speedtest, I get 53.44Mbps download speed with Telus Internet (Canada). It's a bit better though w/ 8.8.8.8 DNS; however, its still hovering around 12-16 hours. :(
     
  21. deany macrumors 68020

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    I would pause and reboot, you don't lose what you have already downloaded
     
  22. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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    Paused and rebooted 2 times now already. I'll let it run while I'm working tonight. Joys of working from home
     
  23. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think its Apple? Maybe some are just getting unlucky

    19.29 Mbps (because I'm still downloading El Capitan).

    Now its 17 minutes remaining. Went up to like an 1 hour while I used speedtest but then dropped back down to normal.
     
  24. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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    The way Apple is not allowing features to Canadian users (Apple pay, IPhone news app, etc), wouldn't be surprised is if Apple is limiting Canadian OS X users from downloading El Capitan quickly.
     
  25. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

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    Aren't those different though? If Apple can't get businesses/publishers to support them like they can in US, they're not going to get it.
     

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