Re: Downloading Stuff from xbox live

One of my posts at "Xbox Live香港(Hong Kong)討論區" dated "04-03-2006, 6:10PM":

Don’t forget that so far you only talk about point A and B (say, your provider in HK and the US located server).

You also must consider these factors:

  • How is your provider connected to the international backbones?
  • How is the traffic at time of your download there?
  • Internet is not a free-for-all realm but something like the global weather. Some routes may be bad at times where others are good. At times, you can ping a certain destination at good speed whereas at other times the same destination crawls.

In summary, there are 3 reasons for speed issues:

  1. Provider
    Can serve all its customers the promised speed?
  2. Destination
    Can handle the incoming requests?
  3. A to B line
    Are there speedy connections?

There is nothing you can do to influence this.

Get a CyberMap of HK here: "ComputerWorld HK".
(A CyberMap is the roadmap of Internet connections.)

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