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Hey guys, so this is slightly off-topic but I'm going to have to get it figured out if I want to try building Android at all anytime soon. So I need to download the source again as I don't have it saved anywhere anymore. Everything is set up and working fine, but I have been having a major problem with all downloads from Google servers for the past two weeks.
I have Verizon FiOS, and for some reason my download speeds have slowed to an absolute crawl in the last couple of weeks. Here is the weird thing, though: this is only happening with data coming from Google servers. Whether it's the Android source, Nexus factory images, YouTube videos, Google Play Music, or apps from the Play Store download speeds are never more than 300 KB/s. I know that's not the worst download speed, but it makes downloading the Android source agonizingly slow, and it doesn't really make any sense when Speedtest is reporting my speeds as 75 Mb/s down and 40 Mb/s up. Also, for reference, before this started happening my download speeds from Google have been around 10 MB/s. So I'm really stumped as to what's going on. This is happening with all of the computers in my house, as well as phones/tablets. Also, my download speeds at school (5 miles away) were normal, so it doesn't seem to be a geographic thing. I also tested my ping to Google and it's about 15ms with 0% packet loss. I'm totally stumped as to what this means and what I can do to fix this.
I've tried resetting routers and some other usual stuff, but nothing is making this better. Could FiOS be throttling Google connections or something like that? Just wanted to see if anyone with some more networking experience could help me out, or if someone else has had this problem in the past. I'm totally stumped and I'm willing to answer any questions to see if we can get it figured out. The other thing that I forgot to mention is that all Google file downloads through Chrome are failing at completion with "Unknown network error." Hopefully I can get this figured out soon so that I can download the source quickly and not have to worry about it being corrupt or anything like that. Thanks so much in advance!