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adamjc
5th August 2009, 07:31 PM
Hi All,

I have been getting really slow iTunes downloads especially on movie downloads.

Normally iTunes would show the download speed at around 19Mb/s but I have only been getting around 2.8Mb/s

I am on Bigpond Extreme Cable and have the Motorola SBG900 connected to an airport extreme, and then an ethernet cable from the airport to my iMac.

The strange thing is the other day I downloaded some HD stuff from the US store and the SD versions were flying through, but the HD versions were lagging behind at around 2.5Mb/s

Any ideas?

adamjc
6th August 2009, 08:21 AM
Any ideas?

adamjc
10th August 2009, 06:32 AM
Bump...

Still having issues here...

craigc
10th August 2009, 03:50 PM
I doubt if it is a problem on your end. The fact that SD isn't an issue, would suggest that there may just be a temporary problem with the servers that hold the HD content.

I have noticed variable speeds in downloading iTunes content in the past.

How long has this been a problem for?

adamjc
10th August 2009, 06:39 PM
Ok I have been playing around with it a bit, and when I have the ethernet cable plugged directly from the modem to the Mac I get normal Extreme speeds.

But when I plug it back into the airport extreme I get the slower speeds.

Now I am thinking it must be an issues with the airport extreme...

chaosboi
26th February 2010, 08:00 PM
My iTunes have been very slow over the last few weeks...What's going on?
I'm on ADSL2 with 12Mbps, but iTunes downloads are about 20KB/s!!

Geoff3DMN
17th March 2010, 02:10 PM
I'm having this problem now.

My node internet connection is working at full speed (20Mbit plus) but iTunes is now taking 2 hours to download a 1.4 GB file (used to take 12 to 15 minutes).

Maybe the Apple servers are limiting speed?

chaosboi
17th March 2010, 04:09 PM
I'm having this problem now.

My node internet connection is working at full speed (20Mbit plus) but iTunes is now taking 2 hours to download a 1.4 GB file (used to take 12 to 15 minutes).

Maybe the Apple servers are limiting speed?

I fixed this issue by using my ISP's (TPG) web proxy. Super fast again now.

deadants
13th April 2010, 10:15 AM
Download speeds from Apple's iTunes Store are crazily slow. Five hours for *the guns of Navarone" http://img.skitch.com/20100413-ny8r6sgjbjgcgfqcd7rn8rt5t6.jpg

jboy
23rd April 2010, 12:27 AM
Yep, same here. 3-4 hours for a 600MB TV ep. That's about 50kb/sec.