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Chuato
02.01.2012 , 05:00 PM | #1
Hi everyone,

Was just wondering if its common for my download speed to fluctuate so greatly when downloading components of the game?
I was downloading the 'Main Assets 1' file at a steady 3.75mb/s and now im onto 'English Assets 1' and the speed has dropped to 333kb/s
Speedtest has shown no changes in download speed at my end.

Thanks in advance.

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lordtwinkee
02.01.2012 , 05:02 PM | #2
Could just be the server stuff, I don't really know to be honest.

Connections fluctuate here and there, are you on a wireless....if so that could be it.

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Chuato
02.01.2012 , 05:06 PM | #3
I'm not using a wireless connection..

hmm ive just closed and reopened the launcher twice and am now back up to 3.5mb/s

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Chuato
02.01.2012 , 05:37 PM | #4
It seems to continually slow down as a new file begins to download..

*sigh* Now at 162kb/s, this is quite frustrating

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Rahl_Windsong
02.01.2012 , 05:40 PM | #5
I have the same problems and I have called my cable provider to come and have a look at my end so I can make sure there is nothing wrong here and then I may try to contact Bioware if I can get a hold of a red phone some place....
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Chuato
02.01.2012 , 05:44 PM | #6
Its quite annoying considering my playtime started yesterday, yet ive spent a day trying to download the game and setup my account

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funkiestj
02.01.2012 , 05:50 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Chuato View Post
Hi everyone,

Was just wondering if its common for my download speed to fluctuate so greatly when downloading components of the game?
I was downloading the 'Main Assets 1' file at a steady 3.75mb/s and now im onto 'English Assets 1' and the speed has dropped to 333kb/s
Speedtest has shown no changes in download speed at my end.

Thanks in advance.
I downloaded it twice. Yes, the speed is all over the place. The tube to my house is quite fat and can get 20 Mb/s. For some parts of SWTOR I got 20Mb/s and for others (most) I got 1 Mb/s or less.

EDIT: BTW, doesn't the SWTOR downloader display speeds in B/s not b/s? The game is friggin huge (25 GB is more than 3 double layer DVDs) so if you download in 24 hours that is ~ 2 M bits / sec on average (250 M bytes / sec). My downloads probably took between 12-18 hours.

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ssebarod
06.12.2013 , 05:47 PM | #8
yeah i got the same flactuation one
strange huh? got new comp too window 7
i downloaded both games
i taught swtor would be finish first since its not as big as wow and its 5 expansions (lost all my cds sooo i am downloading that thru client too
wow is like 400/300
swtor is like now its lioke 90/75/40/9 /22/11/9 then it goes ip to 44/60/90 /55

not i should panic my game time is about to expire so i'll just patiently use the clein to download for weeks maybe

still wanna toss it up there

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MSchuyler
06.12.2013 , 06:23 PM | #9
The terminology can be confusing. I have a DSL connection that SAYS the download speed is 1.544Mb/ps, which is the same as a conventional (American) T-1 line (EU is 2.0 Mb/ps), but it's a small "b" meaning it's BITS per second.

The download speed is measured in KB/ps, a capital "B" which means BYTES per second. 8 bits to a byte, of course, but there's error correction in there as well (Don't know what kind they use), so the bottom line is that if you're getting 165 KB/ps on a 1.544 Mb/ps DSL, that's about as fast as you can expect.

Mine fluctuates, too, and frequently hovers between 50 and 70. There are too many factors and choke points to put blame anywhere here. It could be your ISP. It could be a provider down stream. It could be Bioware.

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ssebarod
06.13.2013 , 11:09 PM | #10
is it just me or main asset 1 is the longest and biggest file?

its definetly worth i though