Originally Posted by mammikoura
not exactly sure what u mean by that line speed thing, but atleast the way I understand it (and the way that my internet seems to work) is that 1mb connection = 100kb/s when downloading stuff.
I could be wrong.
Nope, your right. On a 1MB service you seem to get around 100kbps.
What I meant by the line speed was the actual messure of the potential speed of your line for downloads etc. So just as 2MB is 2048kb, a 2MB line seems to report back as 22**kbps when you do a line test at one of those broadband checker sites.
So if this guys line is reporting back a speed of 200k when he does one of those, that would equate to a 256K broadband service, and on that sorta speed you'l expect ya downloads to be about 20-30kbps. However in this day and age, I doubt very many people use a 256k service. Deffintly worth ringing his provider and maybe trying a few downloads from different servers over the US, as suggested.