Well actually, I had a pc 3 years installed, and when I got better conenction 40 kbytes/s is downloaded still with 5kb/s. Afther some reasons I reinstalled and I saw the speed was really 40kb/s now.
About the program for speed increase, if you buy a connection (adsl or else) that has maximum of 200 kbytes/s and use the program, don’t expect that you get more then 200kbytes/s because that’s the limit. Well actually sometimes you see your conenction hitting 50% over the limit of your connection, that’s just for a short time, afther 5 seconds or 10 it’s 200 again.
You can’t get highter download speed the the limit of your conenction from the provider. If this does, we all should use it but it isn’t that easy.
But this can be true for a part. If you have actually bought 200kbytes/s and you get only 150, it can be true that afther using it, the connection is 200 again, but not more. So to theropod, I think your limit is 1mb/s and because your pc or what ever was messed up., and the speed was 300kb/s.
Anyways I download the file, and check if it really speeds up the connection, but I think it doesn’t. You’ll get informed about it