If you use a file sharing service such as WinMX, Morpheus, Kazaa, etc, then the rate at which you download will depend on the connection of the other person, more specifically, their upload speed.
If you were to download off of someone with a 256kbps upload, then they can send you files at 32KB/s, at most, if you are the only person downloading -- even if you are using a T1. If multiple people are downloading off of that person, the speed divides so everyone can get an equal share. Thus, it slows down more.
by redxii edited by JMGullett
last modified: 2007-02-23 16:11:48