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Downloading rar files...Please read

  • Networking
  • Windows 8
  • Internet Connection
  • download speed
  • upload speed
  • Windows 7
  • rar files
Last response: in Networking
April 6, 2014 2:38:48 PM

I have an internet connection of 120mbps and i reach 110-115 mbps with cable connection.
My torrent downloads are very fast 25-30mbps, but when i download a file (specifically rar files) directly from the internet it is very slow. For example a rar file of 200mb takes 20 minutes while with utorrent it's done in few seconds. Why is this? is there anyway to fix this? Or atleast to make it a bit faster?

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a c 1217 * Windows 8
a c 1340 $ Windows 7
April 6, 2014 2:47:04 PM

You do understand that when you 'download' something, it also depends on what the server you are connected to can give...
And that a torrent file is not from a central location, but little bits and pieces from potentially hundreds of other people.

In the past, I've had a 'torrent file' literally take weeks.

You can't 'fix' what they serve up. It is what it is.
a b * Windows 8
a c 344 $ Windows 7
April 6, 2014 2:48:35 PM

It is likely that your ISP is restricting these downloads as RARs are most often used to copy pirated software.