SUSE :: Firefox Download Manager Faster Than KTorrent ?

Apr 10, 2010

Friend of mine without broadband asked me to download the latest stable release of Mandriva. I started the download with KTorrent and after about 45 minutes came back to check progress and found that the ETA had gone up to around 10 hours for a 4.3 odd GB .iso. Wow thats a long time., I checked network utilization using the graph is System Monitor and we were running around 80 KB/sec. Paused KTorrent and opened Firefox, telling it to download the .iso from the ,edu site. I was very surprised when network utilization went to around 1000 kb/sec and the time to finish was much less (according to the Firefox download manager I have 13% of the file on hand and time to go is 1 hr 11 minutes). I had always been under the impression that any torrent client would be a lot faster than a straight download.......

The ISP here is Comcast. We pay for 6 mb down and around 2 up and routinely get it. The machine is a core quad with 2 GB of RAM. OS is OpenSuse 11.2-64 bit.

So what gives here. Is the torrent site that much slower than a straight download?? Or or could it be something the ISP is doing with torrent activity? I dont know enough about network protocol to know but I found the time difference and the amount of network utilization very surprising.

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Jan 14, 2011

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Dec 22, 2010

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I need this so that I time my downloads at certain hours and have them run automatically, due to the fact that my ISP allows some uncharged hours at night which I basically never made use of (but now I have to, as my free data download limit is close to being used up).

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Nov 9, 2010

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May 8, 2011

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Lastly, I am currently running through a VPN server, however I this issue happens even if I'm running a normal connection.

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Feb 24, 2010

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Jul 8, 2010

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Mar 23, 2011

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Jun 24, 2011

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Oct 1, 2010

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Jan 21, 2011

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Mar 17, 2011

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Mar 2, 2010

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Dec 15, 2010

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I began to uninstall Gnome, and it just started trying to change everything about Kde4, and when it said Yast and keyring manager I was unsure if I should continue, even letting Yast decide what to do. Numerous of the programs I installed also would have been broken such as gstreamer codecs, google programs, gimp, everything had to change from attempting to remove the Gnome Desktop.

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