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02-06-2012 03:07 PM

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Steven Wang

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hi, I always use iGetter to download http linked files, the size are about 400 mb. The normal speed is always around 100 kb - 200 kb, sometimes up to 300kb with my old 6mb bandwidth. Last week I updated my connection to 25mb fiber, but the download speed is slower than the older 6mb. The speed is be limited to 25kb/s, but I tested my connection speed with some web speedometer it is 25mb. Very strange.

02-07-2012 08:41 AM

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iGetter Support

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iGetter performance depends on several factors:
1. First, is the maximum bandwidth that your ISP can provide. You can see your current max download speed on the http://www.speedtest.net/ site. You need to choose a server near to the location from which you download.

So, after you test your connection on speedtest.net, select a proper connection type at iGetter preferences, Acceleration panel. If the test on speedtest.net shows a download speed i.e. 25 Mbps choose "100Mb Ethernet" or "20Mb Cable/DSL" in iGetter preferences.

2. Next factor is the maximum bandwidth that a download server can provide. In other words it depends from where you download. Apple servers in most of the time give good speed with iGetter:
http://support.apple.com/downloads/

3. Make sure that "Obey speed limit (Cmd+L)" function at Downloads menu is OFF.

4. Problem may arise if you start iGetter with too many segments per download. More segments require more RAM. Try to decrease them to 4.

5. If you have started a download with another app and then simultaneously start a download with iGetter, download speed may decrease. Both applications use the same connection bandwidth and you need to stop the first and then test the other.

6. Other factors may add to the download speed as well i.e. available RAM, HDD load and current system activity. Problem may occur if for example your HDD is heavy loaded at that time (this may happen if RAM is insufficient). In other words when system becomes unresponsive, iGetter download speed may decrease.

Note that iGetter measures speed in Bytes per second (B/s) which is 8 times less than bits per second (bps which speedtest.net uses to measure speed).

Regards,
iGetter Support

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