What's the best way to download Xamarin for Visual Studio? RRS feed

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  • User317094 posted


    I'm trying to download Xamarin for Visual Studio, but the it is going painfully slow. The launcher is currently at: "Downloading Xamarin.VisualStudio_" with a speed between 40 and 80 KB/s. A 800MB file is estimated to take half a day to download. There is nothing wrong with my own network (300MB up/down).

    Is there a mirror I can use or any other location to download this from? The download already failed once and I really don't understand how the download speed can be so insanly low.

    Friday, April 14, 2017 6:02 PM

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  • User37696 posted


    Which version of Visual Studio are you using?

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:36 PM
  • User317094 posted

    Visual Studio Community 2015. But I don't think it is related to the Visual Studio version. I've found the direct link the installer is using to download the xamarin.visualstudio msi and when using that directly, the max download speed is still around 40 to 80 kbs.

    Downloading/installing on my mac to see how that goes. So far so good. Strange stuff

    Friday, April 21, 2017 10:33 AM
  • User317094 posted

    Never mind, the download speed was around 10 MB up untill the mac started on the Xamarin part.. 40kb tops.

    UPDATE: Just finished the download with a VPN... No problems there.

    Friday, April 21, 2017 11:36 AM