amati
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downloading raspbian: too slow

Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:43 am

I am trying to download raspbian on my laptop to install it on the board.
but it is soooo slow. and the download process terminated multiple times.
this is the download link that I got from the official website:

http://director.downloads.raspberrypi.o ... h-lite.zip

definitely, the problem is not my internet. it is so sad to see this problem with this popular board.

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Re: downloading raspbian: too slow

Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:45 am

amati wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:43 am
I am trying to download raspbian on my laptop to install it on the board.
but it is soooo slow. and the download process terminated multiple times.
this is the download link that I got from the official website:

http://director.downloads.raspberrypi.o ... h-lite.zip

definitely, the problem is not my internet. it is so sad to see this problem with this popular board.
Downloads at full speed for me (27 Feb 08:45am).
The site usually copes fine, except briefly after they have announced a new model.

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Re: downloading raspbian: too slow

Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:51 am

amati,
I am trying to download raspbian on my laptop to install it on the board.
but it is soooo slow
What do you mean? It's quite fast enough. The Raspbian Lite images takes 54 seconds.

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$ time wget https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_lite_latest
--2018-02-27 00:43:41--  https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_lite_latest
Resolving downloads.raspberrypi.org (downloads.raspberrypi.org)... 93.93.130.214, 93.93.130.104, 93.93.135.188, ...
Connecting to downloads.raspberrypi.org (downloads.raspberrypi.org)|93.93.130.214|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_lite/images/raspbian_lite-2017-12-01/2017-11-29-raspbian-stretch-lite.zip [following]
--2018-02-27 00:43:41--  https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_lite/images/raspbian_lite-2017-12-01/2017-11-29-raspbian-stretch-lite.zip
Connecting to downloads.raspberrypi.org (downloads.raspberrypi.org)|93.93.130.214|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: http://director.downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_lite/images/raspbian_lite-2017-12-01/2017-11-29-raspbian-stretch-lite.zip [following]
--2018-02-27 00:43:41--  http://director.downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_lite/images/raspbian_lite-2017-12-01/2017-11-29-raspbian-stretch-lite.zip
Resolving director.downloads.raspberrypi.org (director.downloads.raspberrypi.org)... 93.93.128.230, 93.93.130.214, 46.235.227.11, ...
Connecting to director.downloads.raspberrypi.org (director.downloads.raspberrypi.org)|93.93.128.230|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 364724005 (348M) [application/zip]
Saving to: ‘raspbian_lite_latest’

raspbian_lite_latest                         100%[============================================================================================>] 347.83M  6.56MB/s    in 53s

2018-02-27 00:44:34 (6.55 MB/s) - ‘raspbian_lite_latest’ saved [364724005/364724005]

real    0m54.037s
user    0m0.766s
sys     0m13.313s
...definitely, the problem is not my internet.
Definitely the problem is your internet. See above. I have never know this download to be annoyingly slow.
...it is so sad to see this problem with this popular board.
No. It's sad to see the internet is slow for you.

Anyway. There is a torrent link for people with your problems. Why not try that?
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Re: downloading raspbian: too slow

Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:29 am

Just run the same test as Heater. ( 2018-02-27 10:24:32 )

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raspbian_lite_lates 100%[===================>] 347.83M  2.18MB/s    in 3m 6s

2018-02-27 10:24:32 (1.87 MB/s) - ‘raspbian_lite_latest’ saved [364724005/364724005]


real    813m38.306s
user    0m1.890s
sys     0m18.220s
using virgin media 70meg broadband I did notice some short pauses in the download but it completed no problem.
I think the time of day has a big influence on the site in general, around 1am UK time I often get the site busy page.
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Re: downloading raspbian: too slow

Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:57 am

"real 813m38.306s"

Short pauses? That's like 13 hours!
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Re: downloading raspbian: too slow

Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:23 am

Heater wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:57 am
"real 813m38.306s"

Short pauses? That's like 13 hours!
well the file downloaded in 3m 6s and as I said sat watching it I noticed the download would pause for a second or two, did this several times during the down load.

just run it again counted 5 pauses in data download ranging from 1 to 3 seconds long

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raspbian_lite_latest     100%[================================>] 347.83M  2.27MB/s    in 2m 59s

2018-02-27 11:21:30 (1.94 MB/s) - ‘raspbian_lite_latest’ saved [364724005/364724005]


real    3m0.139s
user    0m2.030s
sys     0m22.450s

third attempt resulted in this. 2 connection closed errors

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time wget https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_lite_latest
--2018-02-27 11:25:38--  https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_lite_latest
Resolving downloads.raspberrypi.org (downloads.raspberrypi.org)... 93.93.128.133, 93.93.130.104, 93.93.130.214, ...
Connecting to downloads.raspberrypi.org (downloads.raspberrypi.org)|93.93.128.133|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_lite/images/raspbian_lite-2017-12-01/2017-11-29-raspbian-stretch-lite.zip [following]
--2018-02-27 11:25:38--  https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_lite/images/raspbian_lite-2017-12-01/2017-11-29-raspbian-stretch-lite.zip
Connecting to downloads.raspberrypi.org (downloads.raspberrypi.org)|93.93.128.133|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: http://director.downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_lite/images/raspbian_lite-2017-12-01/2017-11-29-raspbian-stretch-lite.zip [following]
--2018-02-27 11:25:38--  http://director.downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_lite/images/raspbian_lite-2017-12-01/2017-11-29-raspbian-stretch-lite.zip
Resolving director.downloads.raspberrypi.org (director.downloads.raspberrypi.org)... 93.93.128.230, 46.235.227.11, 93.93.130.39, ...
Connecting to director.downloads.raspberrypi.org (director.downloads.raspberrypi.org)|93.93.128.230|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 364724005 (348M) [application/zip]
Saving to: ‘raspbian_lite_latest’

raspbian_lite_latest      52%[================>                ] 183.92M  1.32MB/s    in 58s

2018-02-27 11:26:37 (3.19 MB/s) - Connection closed at byte 192856064. Retrying.

--2018-02-27 11:26:38--  (try: 2)  http://director.downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_lite/images/raspbian_lite-2017-12-01/2017-11-29-raspbian-stretch-lite.zip
Connecting to director.downloads.raspberrypi.org (director.downloads.raspberrypi.org)|93.93.128.230|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 206 Partial Content
Length: 364724005 (348M), 171867941 (164M) remaining [application/zip]
Saving to: ‘raspbian_lite_latest’

raspbian_lite_latest      92%[+++++++++++++++++============>   ] 322.93M  1.55MB/s    in 31s

2018-02-27 11:27:09 (4.46 MB/s) - Connection closed at byte 338616320. Retrying.

--2018-02-27 11:27:11--  (try: 3)  http://director.downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_lite/images/raspbian_lite-2017-12-01/2017-11-29-raspbian-stretch-lite.zip
Connecting to director.downloads.raspberrypi.org (director.downloads.raspberrypi.org)|93.93.128.230|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 206 Partial Content
Length: 364724005 (348M), 26107685 (25M) remaining [application/zip]
Saving to: ‘raspbian_lite_latest’

raspbian_lite_latest     100%[++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++==>] 347.83M  8.67MB/s    in 2.9s

2018-02-27 11:27:14 (8.67 MB/s) - ‘raspbian_lite_latest’ saved [364724005/364724005]


real    1m36.193s
user    0m1.230s
sys     0m10.110s
I am doing this using stretch lite via ssh but dont see how that could make that much difference.
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Re: downloading raspbian: too slow

Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:49 pm

That is just weird then.
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Re: downloading raspbian: too slow

Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:58 pm

pcmanbob wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:29 am
Just run the same test as Heater. ( 2018-02-27 10:24:32 )

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raspbian_lite_lates 100%[===================>] 347.83M  2.18MB/s    in 3m 6s

2018-02-27 10:24:32 (1.87 MB/s) - ‘raspbian_lite_latest’ saved [364724005/364724005]


real    813m38.306s
user    0m1.890s
sys     0m18.220s
using virgin media 70meg broadband I did notice some short pauses in the download but it completed no problem.
I think the time of day has a big influence on the site in general, around 1am UK time I often get the site busy page.
That's the time all the backups are run. We are about to change some stuff that should make that downtime a lot shorter.
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Re: downloading raspbian: too slow

Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:12 am

Meanwhile in Australia where the only internet access I have is wireless broadband I can never get Raspbian from the same link to download either. Not sure what is going on but it coughs and splutters and stops. If by chance it does download then it fails to install due to some checksum error.

What I have to do is get someone else with a better internet connection to download it for me.
Once installed I never have any issues upgrading. It is just the initial download that fails.

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Re: downloading raspbian: too slow

Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:20 am

Have you tried pinging the download mirrors? Sounds like lost packets due to excessive jitter.
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Re: downloading raspbian: too slow

Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:29 am

I too am experiencing super slow downloads. First one failed after 4 hours. Second attempt is still downloading after 2.5 hours so far.

It's definitely not slow internet. I regularly test at over 150mbps from comcast. Is today special?

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Re: downloading raspbian: too slow

Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:10 am

Just downloaded stretch lite, 350MB in a minute or so. So seems OK at the moment,
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Re: downloading raspbian: too slow

Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:28 am

Yep, here is Scandinavia a Rasbpian Lite download just took a tad over 5 minutes.

Bit slower than normal but quite OK.
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Re: downloading raspbian: too slow

Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:49 pm

I'm in australia and its always a horrible problem for me too. I'm getting a speedtets of 11MBs-1 but its downloading from this director. at about 27kBs-1. and its always like this. See this image screenshot Image

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Re: downloading raspbian: too slow

Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:24 am

smartyworld wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:49 pm
I'm in australia and its always a horrible problem for me too. I'm getting a speedtets of 11MBs-1 but its downloading from this director. at about 27kBs-1. and its always like this. See this image screenshot Image
Try the torrents (as previously suggested in this thread).

Direct download took around 2 minutes for me, which is a bit slow on a 100Mbps pipe.
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Re: downloading raspbian: too slow

Sat May 04, 2019 9:23 am

I'm in Australia too and for me it takes between 1 - 2 Hrs

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downloading raspbian too slow

Sat May 04, 2019 10:38 pm

I've struggled to find some kind of correlation over the years and it just seems random.

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Re: downloading raspbian: too slow

Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:42 am

i have gigabit internet, and can download a 5gb iso in less than 5 minutes.

However, the raspbian download times out repeatedly.

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Re: downloading raspbian: too slow

Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:09 am

As has already been said, if you have trouble with the direct download, use the torrents.
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Re: downloading raspbian: too slow

Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:22 am

Can you get it using wget -c <URL> on the command line(?).

(See man wget)

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Re: downloading raspbian: too slow

Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:12 am

k-pi wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:22 am
Can you get it using wget -c <URL> on the command line(?).

(See man wget)

Yes you can with for example the lite version

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 wget https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_lite_latest
file will be saved in your current directory with the file name " raspbian_lite_latest " with no extension , you just need to rename it and add the zip extension if you intend to copy it to a windows PC.

even works on a pi if you have space on your SD card to save the resulting file.
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Re: downloading raspbian: too slow

Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:32 am

Yeah, bit slower today. Full Buster image took all of 11 minutes here in Finland.

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$ time wget https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_full/images/raspbian_full-2019-06-24/2019-06-20-raspbian-bus
ter-full.zip
Will not apply HSTS. The HSTS database must be a regular and non-world-writable file.
ERROR: could not open HSTS store at '/home/michael/.wget-hsts'. HSTS will be disabled.
--2019-06-30 14:17:09--  https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_full/images/raspbian_full-2019-06-24/2019-06-20-raspbian-buster-full.zip
Resolving downloads.raspberrypi.org (downloads.raspberrypi.org)... 46.235.231.111, 93.93.130.214, 93.93.128.230, ...
Connecting to downloads.raspberrypi.org (downloads.raspberrypi.org)|46.235.231.111|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: http://director.downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_full/images/raspbian_full-2019-06-24/2019-06-20-raspbian-buster-full.zip [following]
--2019-06-30 14:17:09--  http://director.downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_full/images/raspbian_full-2019-06-24/2019-06-20-raspbian-buster-full.zip
Resolving director.downloads.raspberrypi.org (director.downloads.raspberrypi.org)... 93.93.130.104, 93.93.135.188, 93.93.128.230, ...
Connecting to director.downloads.raspberrypi.org (director.downloads.raspberrypi.org)|93.93.130.104|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 1945084391 (1.8G) [application/zip]
Saving to: ‘2019-06-20-raspbian-buster-full.zip’

2019-06-20-raspbian-buster-full.zip          42%[=====================================>                                                     ] 794.79M   460KB/s    in 4m 47s

2019-06-30 14:21:53 (2.77 MB/s) - Connection closed at byte 833396736. Retrying.

--2019-06-30 14:21:54--  (try: 2)  http://director.downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_full/images/raspbian_full-2019-06-24/2019-06-20-raspbian-buster-full.zip
Connecting to director.downloads.raspberrypi.org (director.downloads.raspberrypi.org)|93.93.130.104|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 206 Partial Content
Length: 1945084391 (1.8G), 1111687655 (1.0G) remaining [application/zip]
Saving to: ‘2019-06-20-raspbian-buster-full.zip’

2019-06-20-raspbian-buster-full.zip          65%[++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++=====================>                               ]   1.19G   425KB/s    in 2m 52s

2019-06-30 14:24:45 (2.50 MB/s) - Connection closed at byte 1282736128. Retrying.

--2019-06-30 14:24:47--  (try: 3)  http://director.downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_full/images/raspbian_full-2019-06-24/2019-06-20-raspbian-buster-full.zip
Connecting to director.downloads.raspberrypi.org (director.downloads.raspberrypi.org)|93.93.130.104|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 206 Partial Content
Length: 1945084391 (1.8G), 662348263 (632M) remaining [application/zip]
Saving to: ‘2019-06-20-raspbian-buster-full.zip’

2019-06-20-raspbian-buster-full.zip         100%[++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++==============================>]   1.81G  4.63MB/s    in 3m 33s

2019-06-30 14:28:21 (2.96 MB/s) - ‘2019-06-20-raspbian-buster-full.zip’ saved [1945084391/1945084391]


real    11m12.314s
user    0m0.781s
sys     0m13.391s
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Re: downloading raspbian: too slow

Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:22 pm

pcmanbob wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:12 am
k-pi wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:22 am
Can you get it using wget -c <URL> on the command line(?).

(See man wget)

Yes you can with for example the lite version

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 wget https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_lite_latest
file will be saved in your current directory with the file name " raspbian_lite_latest " with no extension , you just need to rename it and add the zip extension if you intend to copy it to a windows PC.

even works on a pi if you have space on your SD card to save the resulting file.
Try this option:

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wget --trust-server-names https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_lite_latest
That will use the actual name of the final file when saving it. When I just tried that command the file was saved as "2019-06-20-raspbian-buster-lite.zip"

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Re: downloading raspbian: too slow

Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:17 pm

I do not see a problem. Use a build of wget that will auto reconnect with infinite retries, regardless of timeout, and you should have no trouble.

I have a very unreliable internet connection, very unreliable. Though it only takes about 30 to 40 hours to download the full Raspbian Desktop Lite Distro from here. Still a lot faster than dial up.
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Re: downloading raspbian: too slow

Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:26 pm

Heater wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:32 am
Yeah, bit slower today. Full Buster image took all of 11 minutes here in Finland.

I have never understood why people complain about slow Raspbian downloads.
Most of the people in here complaining have poor internet connections.
Thankfully mine has improved, but when I first bought a Pi, downloading Raspbian (which was a lot smaller back then) took a whole day.
You'd probably complain too.
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