Hi, I have been a few weeks away. I wanted to download the latest nightly and it seems the download location has changed. Before I was able to download a reasonable speeds. But now it seems to hover around 13KB/s or less and disconnects frequently. Have other people seen similar problems? And yes it is not my connection
Where are you downloading from? The main download server was changed a little ago to cern, so if you are using a bookmark you might have the old server. Here is the CERN server direct link for windows nightly:
I currently downloading the latest nightly and was getting around 250K/sec. Kinda slow as well… Hmm. Maybe the server is being hit hard with people downloading now that 5.1 is tagged. Or just general network congestion somewhere.
(FWIW I down loading to Mid-Atlantic USA.)
I am not sure if KiCad uses mirrors in the USA. (The cern servers will be located in europe.)
I seem to remember that there was talk that Digikey might be prepared to create mirrors. I don’t know if this has been implemented yet.
Today it’s 8kB/s for me and disconnecting
I get 500kB/s (Which is about the maximum that i get with my internet provider.)
So it really seems to be the case that there simply is a slow line between europe and the rest of the world. (A few mirrors might be in order)
For me, in Europe, speed has changed radically from day to day.
Thanks for your replies. I am in Western Australia and before the change I was able to reach speeds of up to 5MB/s with a multi thread download manager. Oh well, at least I know it is not my fault.
I asked over at the mailing list for advice about that. Maybe there is a problem with the server or it really is a sideeffect of moving the download over to cern servers.
It’s only today and I have not seen problems with other European servers from Malaysia.
Right now fetching a big file from CERN is impossible.
3 - 3.5 MB/s, download to Germany, from the address given above.
7 - 8 MB/s download speed average from France.
Since you and others get high speeds it is seems not to be a server issue. It must be something along the way.
And @hansd is probably on the same cable path as me to Europe. Nothing on the web about cable faults, but they like to keep them secret.
Back on March 2nd I posted a similar question on the slow nightly download.
I hope we can use the Digi-Key mirror soon.
I’m downloading again today and am getting 5M/sec. Probably was congestion somewhere.
There is this (US hosted mirror?), but it has not been updated (8-(
Still impossible from SE Asia
Sourceforge would work if updated, their main server for me is in Japan
Still the same for Australia on the 10/3.
That’s not official. Be wary.
I do not experience issues from western US locations (I max out my download bandwidth at about 8MB/s). This generally runs over the cogentco route across the US before getting to Europe, so 20 hops before hitting CERN.
I’m curious to hear whether people who experience issues see the same slow speeds when they disable their download managers? If they do, it would be informative to see the output of the command
Mine looks like (removing the first hop with my actual IP)
3 ae-101-rur02.davis.ca.ccal.comcast.net (126.96.36.199) 14.289 ms 12.960 ms 17.773 ms 4 ae-33-rur102.sacramento.ca.ccal.comcast.net (188.8.131.52) 14.128 ms 16.242 ms 14.839 ms 5 ae-2-ar01.fresno.ca.ccal.comcast.net (184.108.40.206) 25.318 ms 19.773 ms 20.015 ms 6 be-33667-cr02.losangeles.ca.ibone.comcast.net (220.127.116.11) 26.272 ms 25.186 ms 26.631 ms 7 be-11599-pe01.losangeles.ca.ibone.comcast.net (18.104.22.168) 27.200 ms 26.371 ms 25.872 ms 8 22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199) 26.067 ms 27.302 ms 25.439 ms 9 be3271.ccr41.lax01.atlas.cogentco.com (188.8.131.52) 26.151 ms 25.914 ms 25.705 ms 10 be2932.ccr32.phx01.atlas.cogentco.com (184.108.40.206) 37.721 ms 38.038 ms 38.404 ms 11 be2930.ccr21.elp01.atlas.cogentco.com (220.127.116.11) 54.430 ms be2929.ccr21.elp01.atlas.cogentco.com (18.104.22.168) 49.576 ms 50.491 ms 12 be2928.ccr42.iah01.atlas.cogentco.com (22.214.171.124) 61.639 ms 63.418 ms 61.979 ms 13 be2687.ccr41.atl01.atlas.cogentco.com (126.96.36.199) 70.660 ms be2690.ccr42.atl01.atlas.cogentco.com (188.8.131.52) 71.172 ms be2687.ccr41.atl01.atlas.cogentco.com (184.108.40.206) 71.937 ms 14 be2112.ccr41.dca01.atlas.cogentco.com (220.127.116.11) 99.357 ms be2113.ccr42.dca01.atlas.cogentco.com (18.104.22.168) 82.263 ms be2112.ccr41.dca01.atlas.cogentco.com (22.214.171.124) 83.884 ms 15 be2807.ccr42.jfk02.atlas.cogentco.com (126.96.36.199) 92.013 ms 89.015 ms be2806.ccr41.jfk02.atlas.cogentco.com (188.8.131.52) 91.413 ms 16 be3627.ccr41.par01.atlas.cogentco.com (184.108.40.206) 160.785 ms be3628.ccr42.par01.atlas.cogentco.com (220.127.116.11) 161.875 ms 160.682 ms 17 be2471.rcr21.lys01.atlas.cogentco.com (18.104.22.168) 177.840 ms be2472.rcr21.lys01.atlas.cogentco.com (22.214.171.124) 165.770 ms be2471.rcr21.lys01.atlas.cogentco.com (126.96.36.199) 168.898 ms 18 be3056.rcr21.gva01.atlas.cogentco.com (188.8.131.52) 174.498 ms 172.321 ms 173.623 ms 19 be3557.nr51.b022783-0.gva01.atlas.cogentco.com (184.108.40.206) 173.482 ms 172.896 ms 173.676 ms 20 cern.demarc.cogentco.com (220.127.116.11) 172.201 ms 179.144 ms 170.985 ms 21 e773-e-rbrxl-2-ne10.cern.ch (18.104.22.168) 175.495 ms 184.778 ms 177.642 ms