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Big difference in Download speed

by jevenew / July 8, 2010 4:06 AM PDT

I have a question regarding Built in LAN connections. I have two desktops that are being readied for use in my shop. Both have Win 7 64 bit, one Professional and one Home premium.
When I wanted to download a file to install on each of them, a 350Mb file, one desktop took over an hour and a half to do so, where the other desktop came in at about 8 minutes. Same LAN, Realtek RTL8111D on both boards, although different manufacturers. One Gigabyte board, one MSI board. Any ideas what might have caused this? Perhaps a bad driver??

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sounds like you have a caching proxy/gateway
by ramarc / July 9, 2010 9:49 AM PDT
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Not the case
by jevenew / July 10, 2010 2:37 PM PDT

The computers were built at different times, and the downloads were done at different times. I use a KVM to hook up the new builds for my customers, and was updating Adobe software. At first I thought it was just the server, but the second PC D/L the software through the same router/modem setup as the first PC, only at light speed.

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the second pc was faster
by ramarc / July 12, 2010 9:49 AM PDT
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if the second pc started the d/l after the first pc completed, it sounds like your isp is caching the dl. this is a good thing! test both pcs at dslreports or speedtest to make sure there's nothing wrong with the "slowpoke"

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