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BitUbique: Supercharge Your Download Using Axel and LFTP

Sep 22, 2006, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Xiao Feng)

[ Thanks to Ken for this link. ]

"If you happen to be the customer of Malaysia's leading ISP, sooner or later you will discover they wide disparity between the bandwidth that they advertised and the real, day-to-day, 'normal' speed that you actually get. Usually the variance is about 60%, where if you subscribe to the 1 Mbps ADSL package, you can normally get only around 200 kbps if you download files from any overseas site.

"But I noticed that if you have multiple download running at the same time, you can actually reach the theoretical limit of your package (e.g. reaching around 900 kbps for 1 Mbps package). So somehow I suspect along the line this ISP does some traffic shaping probably (my wild guess)..."

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