Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: FTP Download Speed

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    2

    FTP Download Speed

    I'm hoping somebody can help me here with my math.

    I subscribe to a 10mb/1mb download/upload speed from Charter Cable.
    I have a DLink DI-634M wireless/hard-wired router

    When I run tests on speakeasy.net, I'm getting pretty close results to my subscription.

    I wanted to use this account to download some large backup files from a remote server using ftp. The backup files are around 25gb in size.

    25gb = 25000mb / 10mb download speed per second = 2500 seconds.
    2500 seconds / 60 seconds per minute = 41.67 minutes

    By my calculations the download should take less than an hour under best conditions.

    When I download the file my FTP programs says I'm downloading at speeds of 500 KB/s. Of course the download took well over 24 hours to download.

    Can anybody explain to me what's wrong???

    It's impossible to get any kind of advanced technical support from Charter Cable.

    Thank You

  2. #2
    Second Most EVIL YARDofSTUF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    70,010
    Your connection is a 10 megabit(mb) connection, not a 10MB(megabyte) connection.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    2
    Thanks for the quick reply
    Let me do some more math than


    If it's a 25GB backup file then it would have to be a 200gb backup file
    25 x 8

    200gb = 200,000mb / 10mb download speed per second = 20,000 seconds.
    20,000 seconds / 60 seconds per minute = 333.33 minutes / 60 minutes per hour = 5.56 hours

    The download still took over 24 hours to download.

    The FTP program says it is downloading at 500KB/S x 8 = 4000kb/s or 4mb/s

    200gb = 200,000mb / 4mb download speed per second = 50,000 seconds.
    50,000 seconds / 60 seconds per minute = 833.33 minutes / 60 minutes per hour = 13.89 hours


    There is a huge discrepancy between my subscription download speed which measures close to 10mb and my FTP program reposting 4mb and in reality I'm getting closer to a 2mb download connection. About 1/5th of what I would expect.

    Is my math still incorrect?
    Thanks in advance

  4. #4
    Ohh Hell yeah.. Sava700's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Somewhere
    Posts
    24,051
    Well you will never get the speeds you pay for...NEVER!

    The fine print states "Up to whatever speed"

    You might be able to tweak the connection some but other than that your getting pretty much all you can get.


    I'm on a 8meg package with Comcast, with power boost I've seen speed tests well over 27megs down, however I've only managed to see download speeds of over 1.5megs down and even then it drops in about 30seconds from powerboost turning off and levels off to around 500k -1meg.

  5. #5
    Second Most EVIL YARDofSTUF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    70,010
    Also just because your conenction is 10mb, it doesnt mean the server you're downloading from has the bandwidth free. It may say 500KB/s, but it could vary or have some slower moments.

Similar Threads

  1. Ftp upload speed sudden slow down
    By world33 in forum General Broadband Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-28-07, 04:27 AM
  2. Ipowerseb ftp upload speed
    By world33 in forum General Broadband Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-13-06, 10:54 PM
  3. FTP Speed Issues in upgrading to Cox's "Premier" package...
    By basicair1 in forum General Broadband Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-11-06, 12:28 PM
  4. TCP Optimizer issue
    By malaac in forum Broadband Tweaks Help
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-12-06, 10:34 AM
  5. Need Help Tweaking Please
    By duardo23 in forum Broadband Tweaks Help
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-07-05, 12:59 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •