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# 21611 2-May-2008 09:27
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I have a few questions here that might help understand the problem. It is just my own interest, not in any way related to WorldxChange.

For this whole section, consider peak time as 5:30pm through midnight. You should answer all those questions even if you don't have speed problems.

1.Do you see speed problem ONLY at peak times?

2.Do you use a file sharing service based on peer-to-peer (P2P) technology?

3.When you see speed problems is the P2P program running on your network as well?

4.How do you notice speed problems (visiting a certain service, downloading emails, etc)?

5.If you use P2P programs have you considered running those ONLY outside the peak time or do you keep them running all the time?

6.How many gigabytes is your monthly traffic?


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  # 127813 2-May-2008 09:38
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From last night's experience:

1.  Yes, I ONLY see a speed problem at peak times.

2.  No file sharing services were used last night at our house, although sometimes my son does a small amount.

3.  No.

4.  We notice speed problems mainly when viewing YouTube although web pages from international sites also become slow to load and any kind of international download (HTTP, FTP etc) slows to a crawl.

5.  Yes, my son already schedules P2P programs for download ONLY outside the peak time.  He doesn't actually use them very often.

6.  10 to 11 gigabytes is our typical monthly traffic.  Back in January we used almost 13GB, but this is the highest ever.

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  # 127814 2-May-2008 09:39
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This has mostly not been a problem for me, however it has become a little more annoying recently.


1. Correct - non-peak times have always been perfect.

2. No.

3. No - nobody on my network is using P2P.

4. The speed for each individual TCP connection appears to be throttled, usually to around 30KB per connection. Using a multipart download manager for HTTP etc helps a lot.

5. N/A - I don't use P2P.

6. Usually just under 15GB, around 65 - 70% of which is international.

 
 
 
 


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  # 127820 2-May-2008 09:54
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From Last Night's Experience

1) Yes
2) NO, mainly FTP traffic to my web servers in the US
3) No
4) FTP, Citrix and RDP Session CONSTENT disconnections - No disconnections with TCNZ Broadband
5) FUSION is used for business use only - No P2P
6) 4GB



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  # 127823 2-May-2008 10:10
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1. Yes
2. Yes
3. Sometimes. Last night I downloaded Newstopia from Diwana and it was coming down between 200 - 300 kbps but general internation browsing was slow. I don't do P2P everyday, but it's slow everyday!
4. Visit speedtest.net. last night i tested to Auckland and got 4.5Mbps dl. I did a speedtest to LA straight after and got 226kbps dl. Also can echo everyone elses comments regarding youtube
5. i've only just upgraded to Fusion but before that my torrents were really slow even from private trackers so it would take 6 hours sometimes to download the 350MB Newstopia from Diwana even though it is a private tracker. I just started them when I got home from work. Now that I have FS/FS newstopia took 33 minutes so I would probably like to set up a schedular or just start them when i go to bed.
6. i avg around 10-20GB a month. last month was 19GB, 11GB download and 8 GB upload.

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  # 127831 2-May-2008 10:31
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1. Peak times yes. But I'm also getting complaints from the family that the internet is much slower during the day (compared with my previous ISP)

2. No

3. N/A

4. Youtube is unwatchable. Downloading files - what used to take 5 minutes takes over an hour. Any site with any graphics, flash, audio, etc - this is most these days. I'm a photographer and regularly contribute to forums with some fairly large size, hi-res images.

5.N/A

6. 16 gb cap but haven't reached this to date. Before shifting to Xnet would typically use around 6 gigabtye per month.

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  # 127835 2-May-2008 10:40
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1. Due to work and baby requirements, I only really use the internet at peak time.  However, the few times I've used it during the day in the weekend, the problem is better.

2. Very rarely, but I do use sites like Rapidshare, etc.  Also, some games on the PS3 are starting to use P2P for updates (e.g. Metal Gear Online).

3. Speed problems are independent of the P2P app I use (FlashGet).

4. Visiting overseas sites and forums that are image or Flash-heavy, downloading files, PS3 updates, and media streaming sites.  Especially noticeable after my migration from Xtra (interestingly, my AKL speedtest on Xtra averaged ~4Mbps and on XNet, it averages ~3.2Mbps... ADSL line speed is ~4.2Mbps on both services).

5. The very few times I use P2P is only when I'm present at the PC and are not left running (I don't go for large torrents).

6. At Xtra, I would use my full 6GB cap (I use my internet connection for connecting to work via VPN as well).  At XNet, my cap is around 10GB on the River plan but I don't think I'd use the lot (can't really at the moment).




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  # 127841 2-May-2008 10:53
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1. Yes
2. No
3. N/A
3. No
4. Youtube, downloads - eg a driver update, software updates etc, general browsing is slower
5. N/A
6. less than 10




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  # 127845 2-May-2008 11:07
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1 - Yes
2 - No
3 - N/A
4 - Timeouts, very slow loading of sites, doing speedtest as a result of 1st 2 symptons shows 150 - 300 KB/s
5 - N/A
6 - 3-7G/B

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  # 127850 2-May-2008 11:17
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1.Do you see speed problem ONLY at peak times?

Yes, absolutely

2.Do you use a file sharing service based on peer-to-peer (P2P) technology?

Not normally - a few times a month.

3.When you see speed problems is the P2P program running on your network as well?

No more than usual

4.How do you notice speed problems (visiting a certain service, downloading emails, etc)?

Downloading large files. Normal traffic and gaming is normally fine.

5.If you use P2P programs have you considered running those ONLY outside the peak time or do you keep them running all the time?

Only a day or two a month, but right through off and on peak.

6.How many gigabytes is your monthly traffic?

give or take, ~30gb.

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  # 127851 2-May-2008 11:17
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1. I only use at peak times, so don't know if the problem also exists outside of these hours.

2. Very occasionally (maybe once per month).

3. Not ususally.

4. Impossible to use streaming video services.

5. On the rare occasions I use them, I just leave them running.

6. Usually less than 10GB, but occasionally up to 20.

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  # 127857 2-May-2008 11:26
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1.Yes,

2.No

3.n/a

4.Anything off-shore is extremely slow. Streaming, File Downloads, General Browsing etc.

5.n/a

6.Usually ~10GB (run an IT business from home).

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  # 127878 2-May-2008 12:22
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1. yes, big time, any international streaming/searching is hopeless. Speed test for international 300-500kbps. off peak 3000kbps.

2.yes, but when using it i dont use internet for anything else.

3.speed is bad at peak times without p2p running

4. refer question 1

5.i only run for few hours in peak times. and dont use internet for anything else while using p2p

6.10-15gb

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  # 127882 2-May-2008 12:34
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1. Yes

2. No

3. No

4. Watching videos especially youtube. Also I have website pages stall while trying to load then keep going. Some sites just take ages to load. Sorry I do not remember specific ones.

5. Do not use.

6. 1GB


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  # 127885 2-May-2008 12:38
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1.Do you see speed problem ONLY at peak times?
Yes, generally a massive decline in performance at peak times.  Although during school holiday periods or public holidays it can be very slow during off-peak times.

2.Do you use a file sharing service based on peer-to-peer (P2P) technology?
Sometimes

3.When you see speed problems is the P2P program running on your network as well?
No

4.How do you notice speed problems (visiting a certain service, downloading emails, etc)?
Streaming videos takes 10 times longer than usual, file downloads from international sites/peers slow right down and latency in games skyrockets (when connected to international servers). Occasionally sites will simply timeout when it is really bad.

5.If you use P2P programs have you considered running those ONLY outside the peak time or do you keep them running all the time?
If I'm at my PC during peak times my p2p will always be off.

6.How many gigabytes is your monthly traffic?
Usually around 30GB

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  # 127890 2-May-2008 12:56
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1. Yes only at peak times

2. Ocassionally use P2P

3. P2P not running when notice the problem

4. Web pages slow to load graphics/ flash.  MMORPG games take noticeable longer than usual to respond to my actions

5. P2P programs only run until I complete the downloads.  I exit from both the application and the system tray. Edit: Typically run these applications off-peak hours in weekend

6. 2 - 3GB normal hit a personal best of 10GB for April

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