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Topic # 138870 20-Jan-2014 15:18 Send private message

I'm thinking about changing from TNZ 150GB to the Naked Unlimiyted 90$ plan.
And as I'm heavily using P2P I'd like to know if Slingshot is throttling P2P traffic or uses any other type of shaping on the plan?
How is the speed in general on this plan?
Cheers,

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  Reply # 970038 20-Jan-2014 15:18 Send private message

Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that

- you have reset your modem and router
- your PC (or other PCs in your LAN) is not downloading large files when you are testing - you are not being throttled by your ISP due to going over the monthly cap
- your tests are always done on an ethernet connection to the router - do not use wireless for testing
- you read this topic and follow the instructions there.

Make sure you provide information for other users to help you. If you have not already done it, please EDIT your post and add this now:

- Your ISP and plan
- Type of connection (ADSL, ADSL2, VDSL)
- Your modem DSL stats (do not worry about posting Speedtest, we need sync rate, attenuation and noise margin)
- Your general location (or street)
- If you are rural or urban
- If you know your connection is to an exchange, cabinet or conklin
- If your connection is to a ULL or wholesale service
- If you have done an isolation test as per the link above

Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.

A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

I recommend you read these two blog posts:

- Is your premises phone wiring impacting your broadband performance? (very technical)
- Are you receiving a substandard ULL ADSL2+ connection from your ISP?




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  Reply # 970054 20-Jan-2014 15:38 Send private message

How about Bigpipe? I'm on them and they're excellent.




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  Reply # 970061 20-Jan-2014 15:50 Send private message

michaelmurfy: How about Bigpipe? I'm on them and they're excellent.


Shame their website is just a white space, guess they are still in trial mode on their webspace software too....



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  Reply # 970062 20-Jan-2014 15:50 Send private message

michaelmurfy: How about Bigpipe? I'm on them and they're excellent.

the website is down :-). 

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  Reply # 973746 24-Jan-2014 18:34 Send private message

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michaelmurfy: How about Bigpipe? I'm on them and they're excellent.


Shame their website is just a white space, guess they are still in trial mode on their webspace software too....


We've had some reports of Ad-blockers causing this issue.  We're looking into it.

Meantime, whitelisting our site (or turning off adblock) will fix it (we don't have ads on our site)




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Reply # 975611 28-Jan-2014 10:01 Send private message

Hi guys

What about topic starter's questions? Any opinions?

I have just connected to Naked Unlimited $90 and have some troubles with p2p traffic - any torrent in uTorrent stay with "Connecting to peers" status and nothing else happen. But there is not a word about p2p traffic throttling in terms and conditions and I'm confused - is it my only trouble (modem config, my hands or something else) or it is a hidden slingshot policy on that plan.



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  Reply # 975661 28-Jan-2014 11:00 Send private message

Im on Slingshot Unlimited Plus and my P2P speeds fluctuate between 300KB's and 2.2MB's.
There doesn't seem to be any degradation in speeds on other services whilst torrenting either.

I've only been with Slingshot for a month or so, but I'm very happy with the service so far.

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  Reply # 975671 28-Jan-2014 11:08 Send private message

adresdendoll: Im on Slingshot Unlimited Plus and my P2P speeds fluctuate between 300KB's and 2.2MB's.
There doesn't seem to be any degradation in speeds on other services whilst torrenting either.

I've only been with Slingshot for a month or so, but I'm very happy with the service so far.


It's a different plan. There are two plans with homeline - Unlimited One $99 (without P2P) and Unlimited Plus $109 (with P2P). But I'm on Naked Unlimited $90 - and I'm wondering what about p2p on this particular plan.

Thanks anyway for your reply.

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  Reply # 975729 28-Jan-2014 12:00 Send private message

Hi,

I have just been on the Slingshot Naked Unlimited plan for the past two years in my flat in Wellington and I can vouch for them. We were doing around 250 GB/month and I had no trouble with my torrents. In fact, half my torrents connected to the Slingshot cache (which I found rather odd...) so sometimes I was downloading at full line rate.

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  Reply # 975790 28-Jan-2014 12:46 Send private message

My mother is with slingshot, while her connection speed is 5 x what I get, her download speeds are only 1/2 what I get.
I can only summise that Slingshot heavily throttle P2P traffic.
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  Reply # 976191 28-Jan-2014 20:05 Send private message

 so sometimes I was downloading at full line rate.

Only sometimes?! That doesn't sound good to me. I'm on Telecom 150GB plan and most of my torrents are downloaded on a full line speed at any time (the same or even better of what speedtest shows me).
And I'm pretty sure that the files are comming from the overseas peers not the local cash or something.

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