Why does my cable modem start dloading at 350kb/s and gradually keeps dropping to about 250 after some time on large downloads? I never understood why cable modems are so fast out of the gate and then slow down. I remember way back I had dsl which was the opposite, it started off slow and gradually accelerated.
Well i do have a linksys D wireless router but this computer connects directly to it as opposed to my brothers who utilizes the wireless connection. I have always noticed that my modem does this ever since I got it. It is a motorola surboard thats probably over 4 years old now. You think I should have Charter give me a new modem? I've been a loyal customer for years and have also got there mvp package for their digital cable.
While you are choosing a location to save a file your browser has already started downloading part of it. That little chunk shows up as a big burst of speed when you actually hit save and it shows your download rate. Then it will slowly level off to your actual download rate as it collects more correct speed data.
I dont know that for an absolute fact but that is what seems to happen to me on every download through IE, mozilla, etc. I sorta doubt it is an internet connection issue because I get the same thing at work and we have a 10MB DS3. Downloads start at 1.2mb/s and slowly level off to about 1mb/s
Awsome that is exactly what I was looking for thankyou. I even realized this myself today when I had a window for the BF2 Demo download where you choose to save it to which folder. I had it sitting there for an hour by mistake and when i clicked save and it began its download, half of it was already done. I still might look into another modem though this thing is ancient.
LOL. We have 12 sites (on one network ) with probably 1000 machines so we need a big internet pipe. Just to make it more fun it is a school district so we get it at 95% discount, lol. Unlike some DS3s it is a nonstop unbroken fiber going directly from our building to the SBC distro building for the city.
On the other hand I was contacted by a company for an interview on a Windows Administrator position.
They were running all Unix, ripped it out because they couldn't find support for it and put windows in. They said they want someone with a couple years of admin skills but not someone really indepth.. assuming they want to do it their way and not someone else's hardcore ways.
Yeah.. it's on the north side of detroit, 2500 employees.. Not a big fan of a lot of areas of detroit since it's really an ethnic town.. I'm used to being a little more diversified.
Right now it stands at about a 75 minute commute.. but with traffic it can go up to 2 hours each way.. but I might be able to get relocation if I try hard enough. But detroit doesn't lack Windows Administrators either..