hi this is a simple test to see if your slow d/l speed are due to conttention or problems at your exchange..
1...Start your d/l either by p2p or usenet
2...watch you speeds until the average is reach..ie 40k 50k etc
3..at this point go and d/l via http maybe a graphics driver etc fairly big about 25 meg or more, but still leave your p2p or usenet d/l running..
4... check the p2p or usenet speed against the http speed and add them together, ie if your p2p or usenet speed is d/l at 40k and you start the http d/l and thats only comeing down at 20k-40k or the 2 d/ls speeds combined only amount to 40k then you could have conntention or problem at the exchange..
5....if you are still d/l on p2p or usenet at 40k and can d/l at say 150k from a http site which i can do shows you that there is very little or no contteintion problems with the exchange.. my firgures i got was usnet d/l 50k and http d/l at 150k = 190k so no problems with my exchange