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#45118 30-Oct-2009 13:38
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What the..

Are telecom throttling the life out of anything they deem to be not general webpage surfing? Newsleecher is 65KB/s !!!!
I changed from the Adventure toBigtime to try it out and its ok for webpages and email which we all know use very little bandwidth but as soon as you use anything else its slow as all hell.


When I asked them to explain what speed I would get during their shaped hours (9am-2am) they said they have no idea as it depends on how many people are online.

Pretty poor explanantion even if its true.

Customer has good speeds but bandwidth cap and wants to know if its worthwhile changing to bigtime plan and thats their answer.

I cant imagine too many users are up 2am-9am so its almost pointless being on this plan if the speed stays like this.

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#268552 30-Oct-2009 13:41
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I think Bigtime is filtering port 23, 119 and 8080.  Downloading using this ports are so slow. 

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  #268581 30-Oct-2009 14:41
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webup:

Are telecom throttling the life out of anything they deem to be not general webpage surfing? Newsleecher is 65KB/s !!!!



Yes they have to limit p2p / filesharing in peak times so normal web and email works normally.  Remember this a plan with a whole truckload of heavy downloaders and leechers on it!

webup:.

When I asked them to explain what speed I would get during their shaped hours (9am-2am) they said they have no idea as it depends on how many people are online.



This is the right answer, they can not gaurantee what speed you will get or give you are good indication there are a lot of factors involved. 

No residential grade plan from any ISP will give you any gaurantee of speed or performance.

webup:

I cant imagine too many users are up 2am-9am so its almost pointless being on this plan if the speed stays like this.


Plenty of people add downloads to their download manager or utorrent and leave their computers on overnight.

Sounds like Big Time isn't the what you're looking for, if you want high performance downloads in peak times.

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  #268594 30-Oct-2009 15:18
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This whole cap thing is foreign to me.
Maybe I will move back to Adventure plan 20gb asits usually enough for me these days.

Im used to UK providers where I could download for example 500GBs in a month and they wouldn't care,email or phone.
Sure their fine print mentions fair use like most do but not once in the last 8 years did we get told to ease off our downloading.



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  #268633 30-Oct-2009 17:30
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65KB/s seems not too bad. now if it was 65Kb/s then that would be pretty poor.

I have found my speeds to be consistantly fast for everything bar P2P. Gaming is fine for me, as is watching streaming video etc.

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  #268677 30-Oct-2009 21:29
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I want 650KBs+ not 65KBs

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  #268685 30-Oct-2009 21:55
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650KBs thats 5.2Mbs that as fast as some peoples lines will go

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  #268686 30-Oct-2009 21:59
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webup: This whole cap thing is foreign to me.
Maybe I will move back to Adventure plan 20gb asits usually enough for me these days.

Im used to UK providers where I could download for example 500GBs in a month and they wouldn't care,email or phone.
Sure their fine print mentions fair use like most do but not once in the last 8 years did we get told to ease off our downloading.


We have a number of disadvantages compared to the UK that relate to internet services...

- Geographical isolation, international transit is expensive
- Lower population density, return on investment for people rolling out infrastructure is lower which means higher prices and less rolled out
- Smaller population meaning there aren't good economies of scale for ISP's, less leverage when negotiating contracts for hardware/data transit etc



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  #268703 30-Oct-2009 22:52
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where do you live, how old are your wires, what asdl modulation are you on, do you have interleaving off, what do you run in the back ground?

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  #269042 1-Nov-2009 15:36
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Normal http downloads are not as bad.

Sunday a.m
Christchurch



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  #269127 1-Nov-2009 23:01
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Nvidia, Microsoft and ATI typically use akamai caching servers for their patches and updates. Telecom/Global Gateway have akamai caches in their network I think so that particular download in your screenshot is coming from a local cache.


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  #269144 2-Nov-2009 00:48
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Downloading some Ubuntu updates went real well once I chose one of the NZ mirrors.    Very slow from default overseas server.

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  #269149 2-Nov-2009 06:34
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wow thats really slow :o




gz ftw


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  #269294 2-Nov-2009 15:33
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its already been "speculated"(so true) that incomming and outboud traffic from nz on big time is choked

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