I have 1.5 to 3 mbps DSL service and to download 6 gigs, would take me about the same amount of time depending. You have to consider the upload speed of the source. If I am hosting a large file and only uploading at 400 kbps, I get a few connections, the ppl on the other end, no matter their download speed, will only get a portion of my upload speed. What you can do is go to Speakeasy Speed Test here...
These will give you a download and upload speed estimate of your connection.
It's very unlikely you will ever get to download at the rated speed. All in all, considering I get up to 3 mbps and 4 gig downloads take me as long if not longer than yours, I don't feel it's that bad of a download time for you.
I am not the really good at computers, although given step by step instructions I can usually find my way through things. My problem is my download speed on my DSL.
My plan is through Qwest which is rated at 1.5Mbps downstream, and 896 Kps upstream. I am using a Actiontec pk5000 which should be able to easily handle that. I have 2 computers - one a Acer Aspire with Athlon 4400+ and 2 gigs ram running vista and an Emachine with Athlon (not sure of the ram) running windows 7. Both are hooked up with ethernet cable through the Actiontec. The actiontec is also hooked up to my Direct TV box for downloading on demand.
However, I have been attempting to download the latest patch for WoW with consistent speeds of 80-140Kbps which seems awfully slow - also that it has taken over 24 hrs to get 6 gigs downloaded. I have tried adjusting the firewall - no help. I have turned the firewall off - which gets it from 80 to the 140kbps. I have erased all the cookies - no help. I have run scans which show no virus.
Should my computer download speed be this slow? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance