Garry's Mod will not download maps

Hi. I’m trying to join servers, but if it has a map I don’t have, it will “download” it, but then it’ll stay at one bar, sometimes zero. I’m running Windows Vista x32 bit

This is because the map you’re downloading might be oversized and your Internet download speed could be slow.

Damn. My download speed for steam games is an average of 179 kb/s. It stinks.

maybe the server you are joining doesn’t have fast-download config-ed right

[editline]19th May 2012[/editline]

maybe the server you are joining doesn’t have fast-download config-ed right
they may just have the map uncompressed and like what darkload213 said may just be a big map
and since u have 179kb/s download speed that might just be the problem trying Google-ing the map should be faster that way

I really need help getting my download speed faster. No matter what server, it won’t download the map. It’d download the .bz2 (compressed) map file and it wouldn’t download it.