Browsing while downloading

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Romeo26222, Jul 7, 2002.

  1. Romeo26222

    Romeo26222 Guest

    Hello everybody
    I have noticed something in winxp pro..that when I start to download any thing from the internet, the Browsing speed becomes very slow and I can't browse almost any site while downloading :(
    any help in this
    thanx
     
  2. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    Dialup or Broadband?

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  3. Romeo26222

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  4. Romeo26222

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    So nothing I can do for this :(
     
  5. New Disease

    New Disease Whatever...

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    browse while you are awake, download when you sleep , simple :D
     
  6. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    theres nothing you can do about it besides get broadband
     
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    If you are using a download manager you can limit its speed & still be able to get around, albeit slower. :(
     
  8. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

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    Not too much other than that

    Dial up speeds are limited to 53Kb on standard lines. When you start downloading, you download will consume most of your bandwidth. The only good way around it is to get broadband. Most broadband ISPs burst your connection speed. This means that although you are limited to a set download limit, you connection can burst beyond it. This is how it is possible to have 10 or 15 downloads going at the same time all at high speeds.
     
  9. Romeo26222

    Romeo26222 Guest

    i get it now but why this not happens in winme??
     
  10. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Happens to me no matter what OS I'm running. :eek:
     
  11. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Trust me it DOES happen in WinME. Why you never noticed I don't know. On a 56K there's only so much bandwidth. On broadband the effect is unnoticable.
     
  12. koko

    koko Got Root?

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    i d/led 32mb yesterday in 2 minutes, 36 seconds.

    /me reads this thread

    /me hugs cable modem
     
  13. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    mmmmmmmm 32 mb would take me about 3 hours. Stoooopid dial up. :( It is cheap though, like me. :p
     
  14. Romeo26222

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    Ok I read in this site that I can modify the percentage of connection bandwidth that the system can reserve..it is 20% by defualt
    so im my case Should i make it 0%?OR 100%?
    thanx
     
  15. koko

    koko Got Root?

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    xp pro reserves 20% of your bandwidth. you should defin set it to 0%.
     
  16. Romeo26222

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    I did it but nothing happens the same problem:confused:
     
  17. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

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    The reserve is for the Quality of Service and not actual downloads.
     
  18. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    That's the QoS myth. Changing the value won't have any effect. The 20% isn't "removed" while you surf. It's just how much QoS can reserve for QoS programs if they need it. As far as I know, noone uses QoS (yet?).
     
  19. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    Someones been reading my posts. No QoS is still an inative being pushed by microsoft to make bandwidth more effiecient