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Topic # 56520 15-Jan-2010 07:56
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Hey everyone, well - I did what everyone asked - I changed my plan from Big-Time to Adventure in order to test the rate limiting.
Um...
I recieved higher overall speeds on Big-Time for both web browsing AND downloading - and also - Rapidshare is still managed on Adventure Plan and telecom's advanced technical team have now (finally after months of complaints) admitted this to me.
Rapidshare is limited on ALL telecom plans (according to them). I stayed on the Adventure plan for one day before demanding that they change me back - I was ASSURED that I would not be managed on this plan, and I would have stayed on it if that was the case, but since it is not - it seems only valid now to change to Big Time once again until I can find an alternative service provider who can fulfill my needs.

BEWRAE!

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  Reply # 290220 15-Jan-2010 09:59
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Is rapidshare limited? I know people on Adventure that can hit up to 700KB/s using download managers.




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  Reply # 290224 15-Jan-2010 10:01
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Using IDM download manager, and it's definently limited here taneb1, and they've admitted it too.
I can;t reach anything over 150KB/s

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 290226 15-Jan-2010 10:04
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I can 100% confirm there is no limiting at all on any plan other than Big Time




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  Reply # 290227 15-Jan-2010 10:05
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doozy, can you show me visual proof of this, because it contradicts what Telecom's advanced technical team told me this morning...

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  Reply # 290233 15-Jan-2010 10:12
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mortiis33: Using IDM download manager, and it's definently limited here taneb1, and they've admitted it too.
I can;t reach anything over 150KB/s





I attached a picture of a test download I did just now and I could hit around 500kb/s. It might be your modem, or line maybe?





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Reply # 290235 15-Jan-2010 10:14
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mortiis33: doozy, can you show me visual proof of this, because it contradicts what Telecom's advanced technical team told me this morning...


I think doozy trumps "Telecom's advanced technical team"...





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  Reply # 290237 15-Jan-2010 10:16
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mortiis33: doozy, can you show me visual proof of this, because it contradicts what Telecom's advanced technical team told me this morning...


From the Telecom website:

"This plan's upload and download speeds are not capped - this means we don't place an artificial cap on the download or upload speed on your plan (unless you go over your monthly data allowance)"

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https://www.telecom.co.nz/broadband/select/1,10627,205836-204473,00.html?action=/plan&detail=8



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  Reply # 290238 15-Jan-2010 10:19
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Well freitasm, I've never had any real trust in telecom's so-called 'technical advanced team'. And I have had my modem, line etc checked, and they are both excellent.

The thing is this:
I have people telling me a whole lot of different things - Telecom tell me one thing, people here tell me something else, I don't know what to believe any more.
I mean it's weird, because the other day (before my plan changed over) I was recieving no traffic
management on Big Time during the day, then suddenly it popped back on. Weird..



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  Reply # 290239 15-Jan-2010 10:20
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Well, it states that they do not place an "artificial" cap, but maybe a real one? :-)
LOL

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  Reply # 290240 15-Jan-2010 10:22
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I can conform that rapidshare will saturate any connection via a Pro and Business Advanced plan, I get over 1000 KB/sec every day. I would check as to what speed your modem actually syncs at. Your speedtest figures in signature look totally pathetic.




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  Reply # 290241 15-Jan-2010 10:25
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Your line speed is approximately 5749.6 Kbps or 704.6 KB/sec
( Where kb = kilobits and kB = kiloBytes )

This is my line/speed now

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  Reply # 290242 15-Jan-2010 10:25
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mortiis33, have you done some testing inside your own house? Have you been able to confirm there isn't *ANY* problem with your own setup before going outside?

Have you tried unplugging all devices (phone, fax, Sky box) and testing your Internet connection again? Are you using correct filters in the proper places? Are you sure there isn't a filter in front of your modem?







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  Reply # 290244 15-Jan-2010 10:28
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freitasm,
yes I have cone all of those tests, and everything is fine, and the WHOLE internet is fine - speed is flying, EXCEPT Rapidshare.

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  Reply # 290295 15-Jan-2010 12:56
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Do you have a Rapidshare Premium account? If you are just using a free account Rapidshare rate limits downloads at their end.

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