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  Reply # 315357 6-Apr-2010 15:26
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Modern warfare 2 (on PS3) worked well last month for a couple of days for some reason, but now has mysteriously has gone back to taking 15-20 mins to download playlists (which should take a few seconds)
connecting to games is a rather hit and miss affair too, although can't say if this is related to Big time or the game itself.

downloading demos on PS3 also often takes an age, as does software updates.


On PC, steam takes 5-10 minutes to startup properly (and sometimes crashes during startup). Games work well, but downloading updates/patches etc goes *extremely* slowly.


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  Reply # 315380 6-Apr-2010 16:22
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- Steam takes far too long to connect & log in. (10-15mins and up to 30mins some times)
- Steam download speeds are terrible
- Gmail is generally ok, but fails to load often and takes numerous re-tries
- Gmail often becomes un-responsive and need to resort to using the low bandwidth version

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 315386 6-Apr-2010 16:35
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Please keep off topic posts out of this thread. This thread is in place to get rid of all this garbage so Telecom can see the actual problem.

Also just a reminder to those posting. Please try and keep it in the bullet format for ease of reading.


Cheers


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  Reply # 315425 6-Apr-2010 18:02
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I posted on the page before but right at this moment this is horrible

* Hotmail.com/Xbox.com Can't login been trying for over 20 minutes.

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  Reply # 315484 6-Apr-2010 20:09
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- Gmail Fails to load all the time
- Facebook is incredibly slow
- Downloads going incredibly slow, in bytes
- Battlefield Bad Company 2 - Can Take 15minutes of trying to join a server, constantly disconnected
- Battlefield Heroes - Cant even connect to the menu, times out
(On a side note, Battlefield 2 seems fine with >80 ping to aus?)

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  Reply # 315515 6-Apr-2010 21:26
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Oh the joy of an Xbox Live Update. its only a few MB's according to some people in the chat on majornelson.com but for me its going to take a nice 60 minutes to download.

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  Reply # 315570 6-Apr-2010 23:14
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clark007e: Oh the joy of an Xbox Live Update. its only a few MB's according to some people in the chat on majornelson.com but for me its going to take a nice 60 minutes to download.

My smoothwall tracked it as around ~85MB.

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  Reply # 315575 6-Apr-2010 23:23
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~8.30pm today Steam took 15-20min to connect and open, for comparison it takes <1min on a "normal" connection

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  Reply # 315583 6-Apr-2010 23:34
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For those having problems with Bad Company 2 and there seem to be a few of you,
its probably not telecom.

Some things to try-

-Disable NAT
-Disable UPnP
-Forward Port 10000

But other than that, EA needs to do some server upgrades.
(Sorry if off topic, but you said to post fixes.)

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  Reply # 315637 7-Apr-2010 08:30
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Lately, I've been having slower than dial-up service all round.

The stupid thing is, I can ring up and ask them if they can increase the speed, which they tell me is no, then it sets off like a rocket for another month. Then back to dial-up speeds yet again...

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  Reply # 316304 8-Apr-2010 18:53
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ArcticSilver: Problem:





  • Battlefield Bad Company 2 experiences frequent connection issues when connecting to EA in the US.



  • Steam is extremely slow to connect and update.



  • Steam content downloads are extremely slow.






Same problems with steam, only the game is supreme commander 2. Updates average 8-11k/s with the odd spike to 140k/s Logging into steam takes up to an hour. Pings are anywhere from 400-900ms. My last update took 27 hours.

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  Reply # 316305 8-Apr-2010 18:55
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So from the lack of Telecom communication in this thread, we can assume that these 'problems' are here to stay for big time users?



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  Reply # 316394 9-Apr-2010 00:26
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Sheagae: So from the lack of Telecom communication in this thread, we can assume that these 'problems' are here to stay for big time users?


Could you please read the reason i started this topic.

Coule you also read what sort of messages this topic was for and not for.

Please do not post again unless it is is within the above set of rules.

There is a few people straying off topic still. Also remember the bullet points!!!

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  Reply # 317524 12-Apr-2010 21:34
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Resolved?

- Slow opening/loading of Steam client has NOT been a problem for me last weekend or today

Still Bad:

- Slow Steam Content downloads (game file/updates) appear to be shaped to <10KB/s during peak, off peak after 2am they seem to be limited to 30 KB/s for no apparent reason.

Steam content downloads use a single tcp connection on a high port #, 27000ish eg: 27030. Various content mirrors are hosted in AU or US by ISP's or service providers.

A listing of content servers is here http://store.steampowered.com/stats/content/ note: click on the yellow link in the middle bottom of the page to see the listing.

Shaping on single connection tcp downloads seems to be excessive 24x7. 

Yet if you use a torrent program you can get upto 100-180KB/s inside peak time by using tons of connections OR if you use a multi segemented download manager that does many connections for http downloads you can also get quite high speeds.







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  Reply # 317557 12-Apr-2010 22:43
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Ragnor: Resolved?

- Slow opening/loading of Steam client has NOT been a problem for me last weekend or today

Still takes "forever" for me, although it always updates when I launch it.




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