Download speed boost.
Posted on 2000-03-02
A while ago, I downloaded a number of files between 5 and 10MB off of the net using my standard 56K modem. I connect at 43.3K to my ISP and usually have a download speed of approximately 4K/sec. One of the files, to my surprise and delight, downloaded at approximately 21K/sec. Near the end of this download I stopped the transfer and then resumed it and I was back to a painful 4K/sec. I'd really like to know if there is some way I can ensure that all downloads happen at about 20K/sec. It only makes sense that if I connect at 43.3 that I should be able to download at a speed that is at least close to that. What can I do to boost the speed without changing or adding hardware (ie no second modem or cable modem)?