download very slow

Just got back from my vacation armed with new PSU, DAC, USB cables etc etc etc trying to get this working.

Starting again from scratch with new download.

So simple question.

I’ve started a download, and after 50 minutes its only about 10% complete (the part file shows 35kB). Is this normal? Is there a mirror site that works better?

fwiw speedtest shows 5mb/s and I don’t use a VPN. I can surf quite normally

it completed. 1 hour 50 minutes.

I notice this 2.444 is about 50MB smaller than 2.389 on my system.

newer versions usually contain extra functionality and are bigger.

is this normal?