The Slow Downloads Topic - Opera GX
chujkysesas last edited by
recently I am having some issues with downloading files from the opera GX browser. When i do my internet test on Ookla, it said 30 mb download and about 15mb upload, but when i am downloading, it even drops to 300kb, does anyone know any fixes or something to stabilize my internet connections?
wwwdotoperadotcom last edited by
So basically, I've been trying to download some stuff on Opera GX but honestly, it's really slow. I'm using speedtest and the results say my internets at 60MB download, 75MB upload.
When trying to download something, Opera says it's 70 KBPS. Now as you can tell that's obviously a huge difference, and I don't have any VPN or anything on. It's my main internet connection.
Any reason on why this happens? Really annoying.
burnout426 Volunteer last edited by
@wwwdotoperadotcom This was happening to a user a while back and it turned out to be Windows Defender's real-time protection that was causing the issue. I think the user installed a different anti-virus (which disabled Windows Defender) and it solved the problem. If I remember correctly, Windows Defender didn't affect Chrome or other Chromium-based browsers. It was just Opera.
chillb0i last edited by
I have been trying to download a 40gb file but sometimes it jumps up to 100kbs and says it will take 100days I have already gotten download manager and disabled firewall please can somebody help me!
maksm last edited by
I have a problem with downloading files on Opera Gx. It downloads a file with 100kB/s and my internet (tested) is around 90mbps. I turned off all extensions, turned off Vpn, turned off Windows defender, turned off my other antivirus program. When I'm downloading on steam I have at least 10mbps. I can't find the issue. Thanks
FriendlyOne last edited by
I've decided to download audio drivers from realtek(https://www.realtek.com/en/component/zoo/category/pc-audio-codecs-high-definition-audio-codecs-software the one that weighs 258mb), i have 90+ mb/s internet speed, both upload and download, tested with speedtest by ookla. But this 258mb is taking 4 hours and the speed of this download is 19kb/s on average. I don't have vpn turned on nor do i have bandwith limits set.
10inchesunbuffed last edited by
For some reason GX is throttling my download.
I do not have VPN or Network limiter on.
I saw a different thread claiming that microsoft defender was the problem, but that is not relevant here, as I am already using a 3rd party software.
I've tried with different servers, and no matter which, its only limited in GX.
jiekeng last edited by
Opera is limiting the download speed with
connection is fine
dowloading 1 thing at the time
withouth network limiter
before (some minutes ago) i was downloading 2 things at the same time and it was downloading at the same speed and when a file finished the other one was downloading at the same speed as before.
its stuck at 300kb and my connection can do better than that
When i paused and played theres a climax and you can see it can do more
Gabriel-09 last edited by
Before i update my browser my download velocity were 6.1 - 8.0mb/s, now are 200 - 400kb/s,i want to get this bug fix. I need urgently this bug be fixed.
AureliaDilys Banned last edited by
I also use Opera GX and my network plan is currently on the highest plan. But the download speed is really slow.
z8-reaper last edited by
@aureliadily so it looks like were all in the same position even after 2 years
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strip3s last edited by
@z8-reaper If it's been 2 years that this issue was first seen, then, yes, we totally are.
I'm experiencing the same problem on my side, except, it doesn't seem like only Opera GX is affected, almost anything I try somehow ends up only downloading at 280KB/s - 340 KB/s
I took some consecutive screenshots, to relay an example, in the hope that someone out there might have a fix for this.
This is one download. Now, sure, I get that KB/s and MB/s are two very different values and yes, there could be shaping or throttling coming from the server side, but there are sites that don't. And, before I forget to mention, this download was done in Chrome, after uninstalling Opera GX. However, this issue had arrived a couple months after I started using Opera GX and I first noticed the issue in Opera GX. We have a 100Mbps fibre line, with an provider issued router (Huawei H500-s).
Now, yes, I have tried other browsers, with the same result. I've tried both Ethernet and Wireless connections with the same issue. I've disabled antivirus, uninstalled antivirus, to no change. I'm about to reinstall Windows completely, just to see what happens, but I want to hold off on that for now, in case someone does have a fix.
I don't call myself a computer expert, but I know quite a lot, as I've been working with PC's nearly all my life. And I'm completely open to the fact that I may have missed something or that I am wrong about something, I just want to try and fix this issue. Any testing and the like that anyone could recommend, I'm willing to do as well.
Sorry for such a long post. I hope there's someone out there with a solution.
leocg Moderator Volunteer last edited by
@strip3s There aren't any issues, that's simply how things work.
If a server has, for example, a 100Mbps connection to the internet and there are 100 people accessing it, then each will have 1Mbps with that server, in theory. 200 people, 500kbps for each, and there it goes.
So, more people accessing the server, lower will be the download speed.
And there are servers/sites that deliberated limit the download speed, no matter its network capacity.