[CentOS] Bandwidth optimisation

Sun Nov 4 23:05:07 UTC 2007
Ioannis Vranos <ivranos at freemail.gr>

OS: CentOS 5.0 x86.

Hi, I am using CentOS 5.0 at home, ADSL ~16 Mbps/~1 Mbps Internet 
connection and my ping time to my ISP is 160-170 msec.

When downloading something with Firefox, I am getting download speeds of 
about 100-180 KB/sec (for example when downloading SP2 of XP from MS 

Are the CentOS networking settings OK for this kind of latency, or do I 
have to change some settings?

Thanks in advance.