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Ultimate Geek

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  # 263315 11-Oct-2009 19:45
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oops, i meant seeds sorry not peers :-)

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  # 263409 12-Oct-2009 09:19
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I have found that they cap you download at 180-200KB/s, so that's the best you can expect for anything international.

 
 
 
 


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  # 263480 12-Oct-2009 13:01
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yeah, you can watch the shaping taking affect when you start a torrent d/l as well. I was watching it last night around 8pm, when I first started, it was shooting up to 320 - 350 kb/s then going down to just under 200 kb/s and stabilised at around 160 - 180 kb/s after a couple of mins ...

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  # 263568 12-Oct-2009 20:58
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hi i am about to change back to the pro plan after being on the big time plan since launch
it was very good for about a month then it started to get slower and slower the the extent doing anything apart from browsing the net was unberable but on the good side of things in the time i have been on the plan i have downloaded over 2 terabytes of stuff

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  # 263569 12-Oct-2009 21:10
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jdgamez: hi i am about to change back to the pro plan after being on the big time plan since launch
it was very good for about a month then it started to get slower and slower the the extent doing anything apart from browsing the net was unberable but on the good side of things in the time i have been on the plan i have downloaded over 2 terabytes of stuff


I still have absolutely no problem browsing the net.

I think your expectations were a bit high if you think its going slow now. I personally find it usable (apart from the current ping issues). The speeds are not by any means maraculas but they arnt bad either.

You cant except any better from a unlimited plan. Your the prime example as to why they have to slow people down.

An ISP cannot afford to keep you download 1TB every month, thats just crazy. That is downloading for the sake of downloading.

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  # 263572 12-Oct-2009 21:18
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ArcticSilver:
jdgamez: hi i am about to change back to the pro plan after being on the big time plan since launch
it was very good for about a month then it started to get slower and slower the the extent doing anything apart from browsing the net was unberable but on the good side of things in the time i have been on the plan i have downloaded over 2 terabytes of stuff


I still have absolutely no problem browsing the net.

I think your expectations were a bit high if you think its going slow now. I personally find it usable (apart from the current ping issues). The speeds are not by any means maraculas but they arnt bad either.

You cant except any better from a unlimited plan. Your the prime example as to why they have to slow people down.

An ISP cannot afford to keep you download 1TB every month, thats just crazy. That is downloading for the sake of downloading.


well if they want to have a unlimited plan then of corse im going to download it if i want it simple and while it was good for a while it is now at the point where if i was to download a small file lets say  the  firefox setup file it would of taken less then 2 mins on the pro plan and about 5 mins on big time for the first month now it would take about an hour some time and never less then 20 mins so yea for anything else apart from browsing the net it is really bad and what pisses me off tho is the fact on the telecom website they where advertising the plan as good for gaming and well ever since i changed the ping has been very unstable where on a server in aus i would normaly get about 60 msn on cod4 i would be getting 500 or more with constant spikes.

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  # 263578 12-Oct-2009 21:32
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jdgamez:
ArcticSilver:
jdgamez: hi i am about to change back to the pro plan after being on the big time plan since launch
it was very good for about a month then it started to get slower and slower the the extent doing anything apart from browsing the net was unberable but on the good side of things in the time i have been on the plan i have downloaded over 2 terabytes of stuff


I still have absolutely no problem browsing the net.

I think your expectations were a bit high if you think its going slow now. I personally find it usable (apart from the current ping issues). The speeds are not by any means maraculas but they arnt bad either.

You cant except any better from a unlimited plan. Your the prime example as to why they have to slow people down.

An ISP cannot afford to keep you download 1TB every month, thats just crazy. That is downloading for the sake of downloading.


well if they want to have a unlimited plan then of corse im going to download it if i want it simple and while it was good for a while it is now at the point where if i was to download a small file lets say  the  firefox setup file it would of taken less then 2 mins on the pro plan and about 5 mins on big time for the first month now it would take about an hour some time and never less then 20 mins so yea for anything else apart from browsing the net it is really bad and what pisses me off tho is the fact on the telecom website they where advertising the plan as good for gaming and well ever since i changed the ping has been very unstable where on a server in aus i would normaly get about 60 msn on cod4 i would be getting 500 or more with constant spikes.



From what i have herd its there shaping system not coping with the torrenting 24/7. Hopefully its fixed soon.

Also i have found they only seem to shape file sharing sites and torrents, things like firefox updates give me 300KB/s+ no problem


 
 
 
 


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  # 263584 12-Oct-2009 21:46
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ArcticSilver:
jdgamez:
ArcticSilver:
jdgamez: hi i am about to change back to the pro plan after being on the big time plan since launch
it was very good for about a month then it started to get slower and slower the the extent doing anything apart from browsing the net was unberable but on the good side of things in the time i have been on the plan i have downloaded over 2 terabytes of stuff


I still have absolutely no problem browsing the net.

I think your expectations were a bit high if you think its going slow now. I personally find it usable (apart from the current ping issues). The speeds are not by any means maraculas but they arnt bad either.

You cant except any better from a unlimited plan. Your the prime example as to why they have to slow people down.

An ISP cannot afford to keep you download 1TB every month, thats just crazy. That is downloading for the sake of downloading.


well if they want to have a unlimited plan then of corse im going to download it if i want it simple and while it was good for a while it is now at the point where if i was to download a small file lets say  the  firefox setup file it would of taken less then 2 mins on the pro plan and about 5 mins on big time for the first month now it would take about an hour some time and never less then 20 mins so yea for anything else apart from browsing the net it is really bad and what pisses me off tho is the fact on the telecom website they where advertising the plan as good for gaming and well ever since i changed the ping has been very unstable where on a server in aus i would normaly get about 60 msn on cod4 i would be getting 500 or more with constant spikes.



From what i have herd its there shaping system not coping with the torrenting 24/7. Hopefully its fixed soon.

Also i have found they only seem to shape file sharing sites and torrents, things like firefox updates give me 300KB/s+ no problem




well you should count yourself lucky i think if i had speeds like that on anything that does not have ssl i would be happy but anything without ssl for me goes about 150 max most the time it is about 40 and while 40 might be ok for some ppl it is not for i i dont want to have to wait hours for files that should take minutes and do you really think they are trying to fix the pings it has been like that since launch there was about 1 week with good pings
and now they are saying they slow gaming down on there tv adds so i dont think they are really plaing on doing anything about the ping

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Ultimate Geek

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  # 263588 12-Oct-2009 21:56
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2Tb's DAMN what the hell were u downloading? No don't worry I don't want to know.

the same Centos 3.3Gb DVD ISO over and over and over and over and over lol




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  # 263589 12-Oct-2009 22:00
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crazed: 2Tb's DAMN what the hell were u downloading? No don't worry I don't want to know.

the same Centos 3.3Gb DVD ISO over and over and over and over and over lol


well actually most of that is from linux distros

another reason i am switching is i have run out of stuff to download

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# 263600 12-Oct-2009 23:33
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jdgamez: well actually most of that is from linux distros


2TBs of just Linux ISOs.. Riiight.

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  # 263601 12-Oct-2009 23:42
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nate:
jdgamez: well actually most of that is from linux distros


2TBs of just Linux ISOs.. Riiight.



i said most not all

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  # 263602 12-Oct-2009 23:45
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jdgamez:
nate:
jdgamez: well actually most of that is from linux distros


2TBs of just Linux ISOs.. Riiight.



i said most not all


Id personally be hard pressed to do 100GB of linux iso's so i think your overstating most just a little.

jdgamez:
ArcticSilver:
jdgamez:
ArcticSilver:
jdgamez: hi i am about to change back to the pro plan after being on the big time plan since launch
it was very good for about a month then it started to get slower and slower the the extent doing anything apart from browsing the net was unberable but on the good side of things in the time i have been on the plan i have downloaded over 2 terabytes of stuff


I still have absolutely no problem browsing the net.

I think your expectations were a bit high if you think its going slow now. I personally find it usable (apart from the current ping issues). The speeds are not by any means maraculas but they arnt bad either.

You cant except any better from a unlimited plan. Your the prime example as to why they have to slow people down.

An ISP cannot afford to keep you download 1TB every month, thats just crazy. That is downloading for the sake of downloading.


well if they want to have a unlimited plan then of corse im going to download it if i want it simple and while it was good for a while it is now at the point where if i was to download a small file lets say  the  firefox setup file it would of taken less then 2 mins on the pro plan and about 5 mins on big time for the first month now it would take about an hour some time and never less then 20 mins so yea for anything else apart from browsing the net it is really bad and what pisses me off tho is the fact on the telecom website they where advertising the plan as good for gaming and well ever since i changed the ping has been very unstable where on a server in aus i would normaly get about 60 msn on cod4 i would be getting 500 or more with constant spikes.



From what i have herd its there shaping system not coping with the torrenting 24/7. Hopefully its fixed soon.

Also i have found they only seem to shape file sharing sites and torrents, things like firefox updates give me 300KB/s+ no problem




well you should count yourself lucky i think if i had speeds like that on anything that does not have ssl i would be happy but anything without ssl for me goes about 150 max most the time it is about 40 and while 40 might be ok for some ppl it is not for i i dont want to have to wait hours for files that should take minutes and do you really think they are trying to fix the pings it has been like that since launch there was about 1 week with good pings
and now they are saying they slow gaming down on there tv adds so i dont think they are really plaing on doing anything about the ping


Ping times were fine for quite a while for me. It didnt go from the start and i have herd telecom (or there rep's) tauting this for gaming for quite a while so id say theyll fix it, well at least try too.

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  # 263603 12-Oct-2009 23:57
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ArcticSilver:
jdgamez:
nate:
jdgamez: well actually most of that is from linux distros


2TBs of just Linux ISOs.. Riiight.



i said most not all


Id personally be hard pressed to do 100GB of linux iso's so i think your overstating most just a little.

jdgamez:
ArcticSilver:
jdgamez:
ArcticSilver:
jdgamez: hi i am about to change back to the pro plan after being on the big time plan since launch
it was very good for about a month then it started to get slower and slower the the extent doing anything apart from browsing the net was unberable but on the good side of things in the time i have been on the plan i have downloaded over 2 terabytes of stuff


I still have absolutely no problem browsing the net.

I think your expectations were a bit high if you think its going slow now. I personally find it usable (apart from the current ping issues). The speeds are not by any means maraculas but they arnt bad either.

You cant except any better from a unlimited plan. Your the prime example as to why they have to slow people down.

An ISP cannot afford to keep you download 1TB every month, thats just crazy. That is downloading for the sake of downloading.


well if they want to have a unlimited plan then of corse im going to download it if i want it simple and while it was good for a while it is now at the point where if i was to download a small file lets say  the  firefox setup file it would of taken less then 2 mins on the pro plan and about 5 mins on big time for the first month now it would take about an hour some time and never less then 20 mins so yea for anything else apart from browsing the net it is really bad and what pisses me off tho is the fact on the telecom website they where advertising the plan as good for gaming and well ever since i changed the ping has been very unstable where on a server in aus i would normaly get about 60 msn on cod4 i would be getting 500 or more with constant spikes.



From what i have herd its there shaping system not coping with the torrenting 24/7. Hopefully its fixed soon.

Also i have found they only seem to shape file sharing sites and torrents, things like firefox updates give me 300KB/s+ no problem




well you should count yourself lucky i think if i had speeds like that on anything that does not have ssl i would be happy but anything without ssl for me goes about 150 max most the time it is about 40 and while 40 might be ok for some ppl it is not for i i dont want to have to wait hours for files that should take minutes and do you really think they are trying to fix the pings it has been like that since launch there was about 1 week with good pings
and now they are saying they slow gaming down on there tv adds so i dont think they are really plaing on doing anything about the ping


Ping times were fine for quite a while for me. It didnt go from the start and i have herd telecom (or there rep's) tauting this for gaming for quite a while so id say theyll fix it, well at least try too.



i know a few of you wont like this but since when does a telecom rep ever know what is happening.
i have call telecom over 50 times probably about broadband and only ever had 1 person who knew what they where talking about

xnet on the other hand they had great reps they knew what tehy where doing but then they started the torrent plan and speeds just got way to bad but yea they had very good custermer service they would even call you back if they say they would not like telecom

oh and 2 tb is easy if your like me and dont tend to delete files then decide you want them again but you may be right not so much from linux but a lot at least 500 gigs

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Ultimate Geek

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  # 263607 13-Oct-2009 00:18
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Even 500Gb of Linux ISO is one hell of alot of Flavours of Linux. I'm afriad 2Tb of downloads if its infact true is just plain stupid. You can pretty much be sure that Telecom has noticed you. Hell I know corporates that dont even come close to 1tb and thats with 300 employees using the net every day.

I'm afriad its ppl like you that justify the decision by ISP's to hold onto data caps in this country. Maybe ISP's should introduce 100Gb restrictions on all accounts so as soon as it hits 100Gb a month your account gets restricted to 56k.





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