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# 107536 14-Aug-2012 10:26
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I have noticed recently that my downloads have been slow.   I usually get  1.2MB/s consistently but I now notice that it's often at exactly 500KB/s.

    I can fix it by restarting my router and off I go back at full speed.   A quick google of 'orcon speed limit 500kb/s' lists this as a problem going back years.

    Is this something they actively do?  I am on the 200GB plan and over the last few days I have not been approaching the kind of data usage that would eat through 200GB so why the speed throttle?   It's as if sometime overnight the throttle goes on and I would be stuck with that if I did not reset?


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  # 672140 14-Aug-2012 10:45
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jasonh: I have noticed recently that my downloads have been slow.   I usually get  1.2MB/s consistently but I now notice that it's often at exactly 500KB/s.

    I can fix it by restarting my router and off I go back at full speed.   A quick google of 'orcon speed limit 500kb/s' lists this as a problem going back years.

    Is this something they actively do?  I am on the 200GB plan and over the last few days I have not been approaching the kind of data usage that would eat through 200GB so why the speed throttle?   It's as if sometime overnight the throttle goes on and I would be stuck with that if I did not reset?



AFAIK Orcon don't throttle - and if they did then surely a router reboot would NOT get you back to full speed.   

You might find this article useful: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/sbiddle/7872

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  # 672161 14-Aug-2012 11:02
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Can you post your line stats when you are getting this "500kbit/s" throttle.

Chances are your line degraded and your modem gets CRC errors and drops the line speed down. A reboot would cause a higher sync rate to restore.


 
 
 
 




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  # 672200 14-Aug-2012 12:01
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Thanks guys, yes I will post when it drops down again.

    I just found it a very strange number for it to drop down to when my downloads would sit around 498-502 kb/s.  It certainly seemed more of a ahnd picked number than a random one.

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  # 672587 15-Aug-2012 05:58
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I'm getting 1.3MB/s. The only time i get less is if there arent enough seeds or they are seeding slowly.

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