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Actually, they're not really slowing down. After you click on the download button, the download begins while you're typing in the file name. If you take a while to do that, a considerable amount of data will be saved before the download speeds start registering. That's why it seems to be zipping along at first. But, after the buffer has caught up, it will then start showing your true download speed. Speed, too, will fluctuate as the servers that you're downloading from get busy, and your speeds will go up a little, then down a little.

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originally submitted by Santa Fe

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  • Transmission might actually be slowing down over time as a result of traffic shaping, the intent of which is to give priority to short downloads like web page elements. The shaper allows a certain burst of data through, then queues and delays subsequent packets.

    2013-12-24 22:52:32 (j7n See Profile)

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last modified: 2007-02-23 16:36:35