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HTTP downloads (only) are always slow (~6000Bps)

New Member

HTTP downloads (only) are always slow (~6000Bps)

HTTP downloads (using any of a number of browsers/programs) are
consistently around 6000Bps (6000 Bytes Per Sec / .06 Mbps). But HughesNet
speed tests and FTP downloads are *much* faster (> 30000BPS).
So it's *not* hardware or weather.
I suspect that my HTTP downloads are being permanently throttled.
What else could explain this ?
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New Member

Re: HTTP downloads (only) are always slow (~6000Bps)

It's not FAP. I am a software developer and am fully aware of my quota status at all times.
Sophomore

Re: HTTP downloads (only) are always slow (~6000Bps)

I'm no expert, but I've seen similar things. When this happens I have usually suspected that the download server is limiting the speed. Is this possible?
Assistant Professor

Re: HTTP downloads (only) are always slow (~6000Bps)

Your numbers don't make sense. Do you mean 6000 kbps and 30000 kbps or 6 Mbps and 30 Mbps? Downloads are normally measured in kbps and either way 6000 is not that bad on satellite and 30000 is pretty much not possible on residential HughesNet service.

If you are saying 6 kbps and 30 kbps then you have a big problem.

And the server you are downloading from makes a huge difference in speed.
New Member

Re: HTTP downloads (only) are always slow (~6000Bps)

It's not the server. The speed is the same, regardless of where I am downloading from

6000 Bps(Bytes Per Sec)  = 60000bps(Bits Per Sec) = .06Mbps
New Member

Re: HTTP downloads (only) are always slow (~6000Bps)

Same result if I connect directly to the modem (bypassing router).

Note: Immediately after my last call to tech support, I connected directly and acceptable speed was restored. So I reset my router, reconnected it, and all was good.
But the next day,  the problem was back.
So I connected directly (again), only to find that the problem remained.
So it appears that HughesNet made some change that temporarily fixed it (after my call).

Also:
If I launch numerous downloads *concurrently*, each one downloads at ~6000kBs.
This is more evidence that HTTP downloads are being (individually) throttled.
Assistant Professor

Re: HTTP downloads (only) are always slow (~6000Bps)

Um, 6000 Bps=48000 bps=.006 MBps=.048 mbps

Calculator here:  https://www.easycalculation.com/bandwidth-calculator.php
New Member

Re: HTTP downloads (only) are always slow (~6000Bps)

i think it takes 10 bits to transmit 1 byte.
regardless, not much diff btw .06 and .048 MB !
Assistant Professor

Re: HTTP downloads (only) are always slow (~6000Bps)

Megabyte and megabit is big difference but I'll quit now. Was only trying to get an understanding of what speed you are really getting but we seem to speak in different language when it comes to data speeds.
New Member

Re: HTTP downloads (only) are always slow (~6000Bps)

yes - you speak the correct language and i don't :-) (or didn't).
thanks for link - great site !