View Full Version : What causes spikes?

15-12-2006, 10:13 AM
Ive been downloading off the australian iinet ftp server at some pretty good speeds. Averaging around 520kB/s but spiking around 700kB/s +
Here is a screenshot (http://www.jerms.orcon.net.nz/files/speedtests/high.gif)
I expect errors with a meter, but I understand that spiking occurs, obviously. My question is, what causes this sudden burst?
My line rate is 6624kbps but usually only get 4.6mbit max peak + offpeak