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By slieberg@cityofwenatchee. ·
Over the past month or so we have experienced very slow downloads from Microsoft. We have a T1 pipe to the web. We can expect 160+k from sites at 3com and HP but Microsoft comes in at around 4k! I have asked friends in the business around town totry the same downloads and they get at lease 90k. What could be slowing me down for a specific site? DNS seems to be working fine. We don't have any problems accessing the site just download speed.

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by MindGate In reply to Slow downloads only from ...

The best way to begin researching this problem would be to do a traceroute (tracert under NT) from the command line. This will show you your bottleneck (to a point...they may have ICMP blocked at their end) if it is internet-based. It will show youthe time, in milliseconds, that it takes to get from one point to the next. Additionally, they (MS) appear to have been having some technical problems lately with their server farms, so d/l rates may be a bit unpredictable (sometimes fast, sometimes slow - I've personally observed this behavior). Hope this helps!

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I have used tracert but all I get are timeouts to the ftp site. This also happens when I point it at 3com. It seems odd that I would use such a different route every time to Microsoft than the other networks in Wenatchee. It certainly is a possibility.

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by rawright In reply to Slow downloads only from ...

You may not have a problem. I've noticed the same slowdown over the past month or so. I probably wouldn't have noticed with my former dialup line, but using a wireless connection to a T1 now, the speed (and congestion) at the other end of the pipehave become important factors. If most sites don't exhibit this problem, you are most likely fine at your end.

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