The Slow Downloads Topic - Opera GX
Ranof last edited by
@leocg Ive read through the entire thread and made sure to check everything which was said to be the issue behind the slow downloads. That being sad nothing said here worked, my downloads are awfully slow in Opera GX. Ive just tried to download the same thing through Chrome and Opera GX and the results arent surprising to be honest. Opera GX isnt finished with the download and Chrome finished in less than a minute. And yes VPN is off, everything above is read and looked at, no network limiter is activated, Windows Defender and the Firewall are even turned off for testing purposes. Its actually concerning how all blame is put to the Website servers regarding slow downloads while they are working completely fine with any other Browser. I like the features and look of Opera GX very much, especially the limiters but without being able to download things this Opera GX seems to need some work. Is there anything i missed or are there any other ideas on how to fix this problem?
burnout426 Volunteer last edited by
Is there anything i missed or are there any other ideas on how to fix this problem?
There's another test you can do. Goto the URL
opera://flags/#reduce-user-agent, enable the flag, and restart opera. This will make it so the server thinks you're using Chrome. Then, when you download something in Chrome, goto the URL
chrome://downloadsand copy the link to the actual file it downloaded. Then, paste and enter that URL in Opera's address field so you know that you're getting the same exact file. Maybe test with a specific link like https://releases.ubuntu.com/impish/ubuntu-21.10-desktop-amd64.iso or https://mirror.math.princeton.edu/pub/ubuntu-iso/impish/ubuntu-21.10-desktop-amd64.iso.
TheSmashKid last edited by
My internet is supposed to have 5 mb/s download speed, but Opera GX averages 200kb/s. I turned off network limiter, and I let Opera GX through windows defender firewall. What do I do?
kirbythederby last edited by leocg
so i needed to download a file it was around 900mb so i first tried it with opera and it was semi normal around 60kbps but after around a minute it dropped to 0kbps Zero, and it wouldn't get faster and when i tried chrome it downloaded in an hour and yes i did all the setting changes and stuff, but it didn't help.
Treio last edited by
So i was downloading a 500 mb file and i had a slow downloading speed and i tested my internet speed and It was around 41 Mbps Which is about 4 Mb/s downloading speed
But when i was downloading i had around 200 to500 kb downloading speed Please help
masromer last edited by
I've been trying to download mods for games but it is taking for ever even with what some people consider nasa speeds and when downloading from opera the most ive gotten is 1000kb/s
what do i do?
strip3s last edited by
@leocg apologies for not replying back sooner, just been busy.
I want to point out that, despite what many may think, the issue is not the browser. When I had posted this, I was experiencing the same issue many of you are describing. However, almost a couple days after creating this post, it was found that there was actually a hardware issue with our ISP's network, which had limited most of my downloads, here and there, but not all of them. Before learning this, I was sure it must have been either a local issue, or it could be from where the downloads were originating from.
I took a look at most of the comments being made here and I cannot say for certain that the issue is either with your local networks or not, because, that would take some extensive testing, which I don't think many of you would be willing to do (and even if you were willing to do it, just know that it's going to be a lot of back and forth with your ISP and this forum, which is going to be a waste of time, considering that we all still have lives to live).
I want to say that I'm sorry if that comes across as harsh, but my point in creating this post was to see if there was an issue with Opera GX and if someone that is more familiar with the backend would know of any possible causes, or if the issue may have been a product of something else. In my case, it was something else, but I would also suggest to many of you to not look at this as an issue with the browser only, but a possibility that the issue could originate from elsewhere. At the moment, my downloads have gone back to normal, I haven't had many issues at all.
This might not be very helpful, but I want to stress this again, I am a major fan of the Opera GX browser and I wish that there was an easy way to fix all of the issues that people have mentioned they have. But with the way the Internet works and the way your browser and everything else works, it's just not so simple to fix such an issue. I'll do my best to keep watch on this post and will suggest fixes here and there, if I know of anything.
Sorry for the veeeeeery long post here's a potato for your trouble
mohamm11 last edited by
So recently I started to receive slow load times/download speeds no matter what site I visited and this never happened before. A 10 second youtube video will take 10 minutes to load or a 5MB file just won't download until I restart it after a while. Sometimes sites that would work fine now just take so long to load they eventually just stop. I tried checking to see if VPN was enabled but it wasn't, already disabled battery saver with no luck, even tried disabling windows defender but that solved nothing either. I tried microsoft edge and it seemed to load videos just fine. I have also tried reinstalling this browser but that didn't seem to fix it either.
mohamm11 last edited by
ok so I tried the following from this post : https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/very-slow-internet-speed-since-the-new-windows/de98e260-8d5d-4ff6-a2f9-014dc63dfb5e
-Click Start, type CMD and run as administrator
-Copy and paste each of the command below and hit enter.
netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disable
netsh int ip reset
netsh advfirewall reset
netsh winsock reset
ipconfig / flushdns
ipconfig / release
ipconfig / renew
Restart your computer and check the speed.
And that seems to have fixed my issue!
cesaream-2022 last edited by
when i try to download a file it uses around 400 kbps and i have a very good internet, i tried in another browser and this didn't happen.
Giancaradonna00 last edited by
I found this solution that worked for me, you have to go first to the task manager and search for "service host: network service", then select "Delivery optimization" and stop the process (or stop it from the services tab). It will automaticaly recover your download speed, I dont really know if this service actually affects anything else, so i do not recommend stoping it permanently, just during your downloads.
If someone knows more about the subject, I need you to explain it more thoroughly so I don't cause any problems with your systems. Hope it helps
burnout426 Volunteer last edited by burnout426
@giancaradonna00 In Windows 10 and 11 at least, if you go into the Windows Update section in Settings and goto "Advanced options", you'll see a Delivery Optimization section. If you go into it, you can turn it off to disable peer-to-peer sharing of Windows Update downloads, which could be using some of your bandwidth.
Ishxxnanim last edited by
I'm using a Macbook pro 13" (M1), I have decent internet despite the fact i'm in a different country with download speed around 10mb/s and upload speed 4mb/s.
I have been downloading some 480p mp4 files but the speed is always throttling
No urgency but would appreciate any help in making the speed faster.
(i have read most of the messages in this thread alrdy)
bigmanae last edited by
my normal speed is 37mb/s and in opera its 600 kb/s, its so slow
IkariAce last edited by
Hello, I know everyone complains about this a lot and it's been answered multiple times through google, Reddit, discord, and the FAQ, however, none of the solutions work for me. When installing emulated games I find my speed to be at a KB level instead of a normal MB level, I usually get decent download speeds when I'm on google however now it suddenly bumped all the way down to KB which is inconvenient when you want to install 50 GB games and can't do it for weeks according to the browser. Yes, I've disabled the VPN, Yes, I've run speedtests, Yes change my IPV4 and IPV6, Yes, I've cleared my IP cache, Yes, I close every app and/or tab I'm not currently using when installing the game, I've gone far and beyond to fix my upload speed on the browser and nothing has worked and it gets so bad to the point of stopping the installation because of a network issue, yet I can install a multitude of things from apps like Steam or Epic games or Battle net without any issue and under 30 mins and it used to be like that on google too but my friend told me to switch to opera, So does anyone have suggestions on fixing the problem apart from the ones I've listed