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Ultimate Geek

#151014 11-Aug-2014 10:34
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My fiber connection to FTP box (seedbox) has always maxed out at 3.7MB/s download speed but over the past few days it seems to be pretty slow at around 600KB/s during the day.
I've run speed test and im getting 30/10 speed from the spark speedtest site but seedbox seems to be limited now. 
I contacted seedbox and they said everything is normal on their end.

Im on the spark 30/10 500GB plan. 

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Uber Geek

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  #1106238 11-Aug-2014 10:34
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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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Uber Geek

  #1106290 11-Aug-2014 11:35
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Where is your seedbox hosted? Have you tried a known-good local FTP server (say, one of the various linux distro mirrors) to see what speeds you get as a comparison?


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  #1106291 11-Aug-2014 11:39
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You could also a try an ftp client that supports multithreaded\segnmented downloads.

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Ultimate Geek

  #1109019 15-Aug-2014 13:08
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Always have been using multithreaded/ segmented download client.
I used to get full speed at all hours but now during the day it seems to be stuck at 600KB/s. Only speed to my whatbox FTP has been slow, everything else is fine.

In the evening (6pm ish) it returns to full speed again.


1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms


  2     2 ms     3 ms     3 ms []




  3    17 ms    15 ms    15 ms [203.96.




  4    15 ms    15 ms    16 ms [




  5    16 ms    15 ms    15 ms [




  6    17 ms    15 ms    15 ms [202.50.232.




  7   181 ms   138 ms   140 ms


  8   142 ms   170 ms   144 ms [




  9   143 ms   143 ms   143 ms []




 10     *        *        *     Request timed out.


 11   241 ms   238 ms   240 ms []


 12   215 ms     *      212 ms []


 13   215 ms   215 ms   215 ms []


 14   213 ms     *      211 ms []




Trace complete.

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  #1109025 15-Aug-2014 13:26
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ALTRON: [snip] Only speed to my whatbox FTP has been slow, everything else is fine.

Well, I think I see your problem then...

Cheers - N



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