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Topic # 58611 16-Mar-2010 00:25
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why is it I try to download a file or browse the inernet in general on xtra broadband and its just so slow??? but remoting into my pc at work is super fast?  I transfered a file over RDP from my pc at work which is on an orcon fullspeed adsl2+ connection, and it was done in less than a min.  Next i tried to download firefox from firefox.com and got a miserable 4kb/s with the download timing out at 32%, so frustrating!  I dont know why telecom do this.

But to solve the issue I have used ssh to remote to the linux webserver at work, used that to install squid proxy, configured it and im re-routing everything from our xtra broadband connection thru the squid proxy server now running on our webserver at work, this has improved the web browsing and download speed on xtra a lot!!!

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  Reply # 307762 16-Mar-2010 12:01
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not too sure, i think its one of the unlimited ones, my girlfriend manages all that

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 307771 16-Mar-2010 12:15
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The "unlimited" plan Big Time is managed - it means all traffic will be slowed down at certain times of the day. This is clearly specified in their product page.

You should check which plan you are on since this may be the cause. If the plan doesn't suits your needs in terms of speed you can change it, but won't be unlimited.







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  Reply # 307772 16-Mar-2010 12:18
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i dont relly mind anyway because im re-routing everything thru the proxy at work, it seems to work without any problems and i can download upto 100kb/s instead of the 3 to 4kb/s i was getting before

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  Reply # 307780 16-Mar-2010 12:36
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Ok but isn't that sorta like stealing? Someone else told me about someone that does the samothing for one of the city councils where they look after their IT and gloat about all the stuff they download. I mean it sorta seems wrong, I guess unless you work is ok with it.

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