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download speed problem

Postby lspmaster » Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:20 am

how come when i dl from an http site i can dl up to 200 kbps
and when i dl from mirc no matter what chan
and even the bot speed limit is a lot higher i can get only to 40 kbps max

please help
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Postby orange1 » Fri Nov 12, 2004 12:51 pm

this is hardly the place to ask about this [we don't support warez here].
but, assuming, since you never specified, that you're downloading legal stuff, the reason is that not everybody has great uplinks. if you're downloading from someone on a cable connection, you're not going to get as fast as if you download from a web server on an OC3 connection.

if you want it faster, i suggest you walk down to the store and buy it.
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Postby lspmaster » Fri Nov 12, 2004 3:26 pm

it;s doesn't matter what i am downloading
the thing is even when i am downloading from a guy with 9000 kb\s
uplink speed i still get 40 kb/s
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Postby munky » Fri Nov 12, 2004 3:41 pm

possibly rate limiting by your ISP. otherwise, try this:
http://www.mirc.net/newbie/dcc.php
A common complaint about DCCs is their lack of speed. mIRC's default DCC options leave the speed at a pathetically low level; to speed things up, try the following commands-


/dcc packetsize 4096
/fsend on
/pdcc on

The first command tells mIRC to send files in 4096 byte packets, the largest possible, and usually the most efficient. (if you are on a slow or noisy connection, you may find a smaller number provides better results.)

The second command tells mIRC to send data without waiting for the other end of the connection to acknowledge the received data. This means packets get sent in groups or streams instead of one at a time, and usually greatly speeds things up. This also disables mIRC's error checking of files being sent. The error checking is redundant. The Internet Protocol already has error checking.

The third command tells mIRC how much to 'pump' the DCC. This will cause mIRC to send data ahead, before the recipient has acknowledge the data that was previously sent to them. This speeds up the transfer by not having to wait between packets for an acknowledgement.

Once these options are set, they should stay set unless you reinstall mIRC.
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Postby lspmaster » Fri Nov 12, 2004 5:27 pm

thanks

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