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# 42220 30-Sep-2009 21:23
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Evening all,

When it comes to computers/internets I have a limited knowledge to say the least but one thing is reallyy bugging me.

With this unlimited plan that telecom have, why am I getting speeds of 11kbs when downloading a file such as a demo or patch for a game? It's painfully slow and really quite pathetic when on the 20GB plan we use to use i could hit around 300-400-kbs

Im using the ADSL2+ Wireless Router if that helps..

Any comments for why this is would be appreciated.

Thanks

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  # 259876 30-Sep-2009 21:26
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Do you mean Go Large or another plan?




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  # 259882 30-Sep-2009 21:37
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https://www.telecom.co.nz/broadband/select/1,8670,205836-204473,00.html?action=/plan&detail=17


Thats the plan. i know it says "reduced speeds" but 11kbs is pathetic

 
 
 
 


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  # 259886 30-Sep-2009 21:43
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Is this downloading from a website or torrent? And are other things still going quickly?



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  # 259888 30-Sep-2009 21:49
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Torrents run ok as long as they are seeded well. Its just normal downloading files from things like rapidshare.

Its never really struck me how slow it is til this evening when i tried to download a file. Youtube videos aslo take an absoloute AGE to watch too.And thats not even on HD

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  # 259905 30-Sep-2009 22:38
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Rapidshare is a known filesharing site, why are you suprised filesharing is managed during peak time on a plan that specifically offered with no data cap or charge for traffic which explicitly states they manage p2p and filesharing from 9am to 2am?

Either schedule the download for later or go to a local source.

www.gpdownloads.co.nz is a good local source for game patches just got a patch for Call of Juarez at 250 KB/s at 7.30pm today



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  # 260277 1-Oct-2009 18:07
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Ragnor: Rapidshare is a known filesharing site, why are you suprised filesharing is managed during peak time on a plan that specifically offered with no data cap or charge for traffic which explicitly states they manage p2p and filesharing from 9am to 2am?

Either schedule the download for later or go to a local source.

www.gpdownloads.co.nz is a good local source for game patches just got a patch for Call of Juarez at 250 KB/s at 7.30pm today

 
Hmm, even so. I;m downloading Operation7 (its a FPS and its running at 16kbs).  Also a youtube video takes ages to load. Which is more than frustrating.


Is that also due to the capped speeds?

Thanks.. and Ragnor, like I said i'm an internet noob.

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  # 260304 1-Oct-2009 20:10
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awesome777:
Ragnor: Rapidshare is a known filesharing site, why are you suprised filesharing is managed during peak time on a plan that specifically offered with no data cap or charge for traffic which explicitly states they manage p2p and filesharing from 9am to 2am?

Either schedule the download for later or go to a local source.

www.gpdownloads.co.nz is a good local source for game patches just got a patch for Call of Juarez at 250 KB/s at 7.30pm today

 
Hmm, even so. I;m downloading Operation7 (its a FPS and its running at 16kbs).  Also a youtube video takes ages to load. Which is more than frustrating.


Is that also due to the capped speeds?

Thanks.. and Ragnor, like I said i'm an internet noob.


Try downloading it after 2am and before 9am and you will find it will go full speed as that is outside the restricted d/ling shaping hours..

 
 
 
 


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  # 260365 1-Oct-2009 22:38
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awesome777:
Ragnor: Rapidshare is a known filesharing site, why are you suprised filesharing is managed during peak time on a plan that specifically offered with no data cap or charge for traffic which explicitly states they manage p2p and filesharing from 9am to 2am?

Either schedule the download for later or go to a local source.

www.gpdownloads.co.nz is a good local source for game patches just got a patch for Call of Juarez at 250 KB/s at 7.30pm today

 
Hmm, even so. I;m downloading Operation7 (its a FPS and its running at 16kbs).  Also a youtube video takes ages to load. Which is more than frustrating.


Is that also due to the capped speeds?

Thanks.. and Ragnor, like I said i'm an internet noob.


Youtube shouldn't be slow unless it's an obscure video no one else has watched and isn't in the cache at Telecom.  Double check you are using Telecom's DNS servers in your router and on your pc rather than something like OpenDNS.

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