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#159757 11-Dec-2014 18:31
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last couple of nights during peak hour i've noticed even my local traffic is pathetically slow. round 1-2 meg to auckland (im in auckland - downtown) router is syncing at 14 meg.

Rebooted - same.

maybe im wrong but i've not noticed it until now..normally if there is a fault the sync rates are low, not the throughput, throughput normally means a bottleneck somewhere, and being in downtown seems to only be during peak hours as well.


1. there is a bottleneck at the exchange (unlikely im on the airdale street exchange) 
2. there isn't enough bandwidth for all the users on the unlimited plan during peak hours

this isn't torrent traffic either, normal http is slow as well.

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  #1195797 11-Dec-2014 19:41
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Are you using WiFi or Ethernet?
What kind of router do you have?
How are you conducting the tests?
Are you sure that your upstream bandwidth isn't congested by something like torrents uploading or your router getting maxed out by TCP connections?

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  #1195869 11-Dec-2014 21:24
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as you would be on their own msan, call them and ask for a port reset, the level one guys can do it. If it is a congestion thing that wont help though.


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  #1198440 16-Dec-2014 14:00
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Are you getting any packet loss?

Download WINMTR, and do a trace to somewhere like Google DNS This will help identify where the problem lies ( but you have to be a bit careful interpreting the results.)

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Wannabe Geek

  #1198480 16-Dec-2014 15:51
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What local sites are slow?
Have you tried a speed test to Compasses speedtest site?

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