slow download speed

hi all, I was advised to come here

my question is, why when I for example load vlc, for instance, in ubuntu it takes 30 seconds and in opensuse 30 minutes I have the opensuse videolan repository enabled, the rest is just as slow, what am I doing wrong, can anybody please advise me

the repositories are enabled
I have unchecked: Enable IPv6, then

downloaded Opera (6,79mb), with yast2, this took 22 minutes, I have a 4mb adsl line

I am in South Africa
the speed test results are (in ubuntu)
download 3561 kb/s and upload 405 kb/s

thank you

Try setting your repositories to use the mirror. Look down the
tree at the above site for what you need. I see ubuntu is there as
well, so maybe that is where you getting those from.

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.1 x86 Kernel
up 22:02, 3 users, load average: 0.21, 0.28, 0.18
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 177.82

Just a though too. Having suggested you start a thread here.

What about your http: speed. You know. Downloading a file from your browser. Is that equally slow?

thank you all, i shall try it later