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Topic # 89148 26-Aug-2011 10:57 Send private message

hey guys

i have payed for a membership premium for fileserve and im getting the same speeds as where i was a free user.

i am not getting any faster download speeds.
my crap speeds are under 100kbs i can never download any faster than 50kbs and with torrents lately, i been getting a max of 5kbs and i usually download with torrents cause its the fastest way for me and the new law which means i cant download

would it be slingshot slowing me down or is anyone els having slow file hosting speeds even with premium

Thankyou for your help guys

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  Reply # 512337 26-Aug-2011 11:02 Send private message

Change ISP's if you have speed issues. There are plenty of threads that discuss Slingshot speeds on here, and you will have to decide for yourself whether paying a cheaper price gives you the service you're expecting.






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  Reply # 512342 26-Aug-2011 11:08 Send private message

well, im on the unlimited plan so the speed should be unlimited??

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  Reply # 512343 26-Aug-2011 11:11 Send private message

sm1ff: well, im on the unlimited plan so the speed should be unlimited??



Do they advise Full speed unlimited?

Sounds like you are expecting unlimited speed




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  Reply # 512348 26-Aug-2011 11:17 Send private message

I'm assuming the unlimited plan you are referring to is the All you can eat plan?

If so, that plan is heavily throttled, so i wouldn't expect good speeds.

Im on the Pro plan from Slingshot.

File hosting tests:

Wupload: 320kb/s max
Fileserve: 380kb/s
Filesonic: 310kb/s 
Rapidshare: 1.1mb/s

All were on free accounts. Files were just random ones i found

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  Reply # 512408 26-Aug-2011 12:28 Send private message

sbiddle: Change ISP's if you have speed issues. There are plenty of threads that discuss Slingshot speeds on here, and you will have to decide for yourself whether paying a cheaper price gives you the service you're expecting.





Apparantly it's not always possible to change ISP's??
I am currently with Slingshot and Snap told me they were unable to connect me as the exchange can't handle any more connections! But I said it isn't a new connection as I already have broadband...does this sound right?

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  Reply # 512416 26-Aug-2011 12:34 Send private message

Switching providers should be fine, it's just new connections.


IN response to original poster, the all you can eat plan specifically throttles filesharing and http downloads. That's the only way slingshot can offer that sort of plan in NZ, having a paid account iwht megaupload or wherever wouldn't make any difference there.

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  Reply # 512417 26-Aug-2011 12:36 Send private message

From Slingshot's terms of use

"6.3
If you are on an “uncapped” or “unlimited” plan the total amount of data you can upload or download is unlimited. We may use traffic prioritisation policies for these plans and our capped plans at any time to improve the overall performance amongst our customers." 

I can get as high as 60% of line speed on the Naked Broadband plan during normal peak hours.

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  Reply # 514035 30-Aug-2011 18:28 Send private message

Also those http sites are classified as filesharing, so they're prioritised as such. I'm guessing you're downloading in the free data period as well. If so try downloading at another time of the day and see if your speeds are better.

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  Reply # 523736 20-Sep-2011 20:26 Send private message

sm1ff: hey guys

i have payed for a membership premium for fileserve and im getting the same speeds as where i was a free user.

i am not getting any faster download speeds.
my crap speeds are under 100kbs i can never download any faster than 50kbs and with torrents lately, i been getting a max of 5kbs and i usually download with torrents cause its the fastest way for me and the new law which means i cant download

would it be slingshot slowing me down or is anyone els having slow file hosting speeds even with premium

Thankyou for your help guys


I'm getting the same thing on telecom with fileserve and filesonic. both premium accounts

I always used to get upto 2mb/s now I get 100-200kb tops.

I'm getting better results with fileserve download manager from fileserve.com but filesonic doesn't ever exceed 200kb anymore using IDM or jdownloader.  

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  Reply # 523748 20-Sep-2011 20:46 Send private message

mattoktanz:
sm1ff: hey guys

i have payed for a membership premium for fileserve and im getting the same speeds as where i was a free user.

i am not getting any faster download speeds.
my crap speeds are under 100kbs i can never download any faster than 50kbs and with torrents lately, i been getting a max of 5kbs and i usually download with torrents cause its the fastest way for me and the new law which means i cant download

would it be slingshot slowing me down or is anyone els having slow file hosting speeds even with premium

Thankyou for your help guys


I'm getting the same thing on telecom with fileserve and filesonic. both premium accounts

I always used to get upto 2mb/s now I get 100-200kb tops.

I'm getting better results with fileserve download manager from fileserve.com but filesonic doesn't ever exceed 200kb anymore using IDM or jdownloader.  


Telecom NZ don't shape or restrict traffic on any of their plans so it won't be their doing.


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  Reply # 523931 21-Sep-2011 10:39 Send private message

sbiddle:
mattoktanz:
sm1ff: hey guys

i have payed for a membership premium for fileserve and im getting the same speeds as where i was a free user.

i am not getting any faster download speeds.
my crap speeds are under 100kbs i can never download any faster than 50kbs and with torrents lately, i been getting a max of 5kbs and i usually download with torrents cause its the fastest way for me and the new law which means i cant download

would it be slingshot slowing me down or is anyone els having slow file hosting speeds even with premium

Thankyou for your help guys


I'm getting the same thing on telecom with fileserve and filesonic. both premium accounts

I always used to get upto 2mb/s now I get 100-200kb tops.

I'm getting better results with fileserve download manager from fileserve.com but filesonic doesn't ever exceed 200kb anymore using IDM or jdownloader.  


Telecom NZ don't shape or restrict traffic on any of their plans so it won't be their doing.



www.speedtest.net still shows my adsl speed as 16Mb/s down and 900Kb/s up - yet the fileshare and filesonic speeds are constantly low - 100-200 kb

Can you qualify that though?  They may not state it on the plans doesn't mean the don't shape or prioritise traffic.

Unless you work in their networking team? I work for Telecom (Gen-i) but I don't even pretend to know how they have configured things, and I doubt call centre/helpdesk staff do either.

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  Reply # 523968 21-Sep-2011 11:31 Send private message

The speedtest sites all lie, they seem to be whitelisted. Wrong forum but Telecom do appear to be managing traffic flows at some level.




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  Reply # 523972 21-Sep-2011 11:44 Send private message

Wellingtondave: The speedtest sites all lie

Would you care to back that up with anything?




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  Reply # 524022 21-Sep-2011 12:40 Send private message

Wellingtondave: The speedtest sites all lie, they seem to be whitelisted. Wrong forum but Telecom do appear to be managing traffic flows at some level.




This is not the case, unless it's related to genuine network congestion in which case it won't be targetted at a particular user, plan or protocol.

Cheers - N

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  Reply # 524123 21-Sep-2011 15:17 Send private message

I'm going to try downloading while tethered to my phone .. unfortunately its on Telecom (XT) too so not the best test in the world

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