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11-10-2013 09:48 PM

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Jon

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As soon as I stop using the computer and leave it on, the download speed downloads drastically from 800 KB/s to 50 or 100KB/s. Why could this be happening? As soon as I start surfing the web again, it speeds up again.

Thanks!

11-11-2013 11:15 AM

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iGetter Support

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This is the first report of such kind, so we will need some more information as OS X and iGetter version as well as any scheduled background processes.

There are several possible reasons:
1. OS X limits iGetter resources for some reason. For example the Mavericks AppNap could be the culprit. You can easily disable it for the iGetter app using Finder "Get Info (Cmd+I)" command and then turn on "Prevent AppNap" option. See this info: http://www.tekrevue.com/tip/disable-app-nap-os-x-mavericks/

2. Another possible reason may be that OS X system update starts a download in background and takes some bandwidth, so iGetter can't download in full speed. The option for this is "Download newly available updates in the background" or "Automatically download apps purchased on other Macs" available at OS X System Preferences -> Software Update.

3. It's unlikely, but there could be some software or hardware equipment that prioritizes packets (i.e. QoS Packet Scheduler).

Regards,
iGetter Support

01-11-2014 06:27 AM

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Jan

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Hi all,

same behavior here since I updated my MacBook to Maveric. As suggested I disabled AppNap and iGetter seems to work as it should again.

Kind regards,
Jan

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