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  # 127894 2-May-2008 13:18
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1. I only see it at peak times.

2. Yes (like 1 day a week)

3. No

4. Normaly when watching youtube, but yesterday it was any overseas based site.

5. I only ever run it in non peak times (like 3am to 5am)

6. 8 -10

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Master Geek


  # 127897 2-May-2008 13:24

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

3pm - 1am, yes.

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

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 (international) services are unusable.

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?

They only run at 1:30am -> 6:30 am.

6.How many gigabytes is your monthly traffic?

20 GB


 
 
 
 


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  # 127907 2-May-2008 13:42
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1.Do you see speed problem ONLY at peak times?
Yep, peak times only.

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

Nope.

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

N/A

4.How do you notice speed problems (visiting a certain service, downloading emails, etc)?
YouTube videos buffer extremely slow, and other videos such as those on Gamespot/GameTrailers/etc. Downloads are at best 100KB/s and that's slamming the server with 16 connections, which is not possible for services such as YouTube.

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?
N/A

6.How many gigabytes is your monthly traffic?
80-90GB a month. I guess I may be a part of the "problem". This is hardly fair though, as the way the internet is going at the moment, digital distribution is where it's at. I watch a lot of videos online, and download a lot of games from services such as Direct2Drive and Steam. ISPs are going to have to start to realise that digital distribution is a big thing and a lot of people like to stream/download movies/music/games LEGALLY, not just illegally, and adapt to suit.

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  # 127911 2-May-2008 13:57
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This is for mums connection which I use frequently.


1.Do you see speed problem ONLY at peak times?
No, even during the day it is poor, just total crap at peak times.


2.Do you use a file sharing service based on peer-to-peer (P2P) technology?
Yes, I frequently torrent from the connection


3.When you see speed problems is the P2P program running on your network as well?
No, its seldom running, only to get music and I dont bother seeding out here since its a 128 upstream.


4.How do you notice speed problems (visiting a certain service, downloading emails, etc)?
Downloading 350 meg episodes via http from a server that can push 400kB/sec into NZ on a single thread on another ISP will go at 30-40k at peak times now, was 15 last week when I tried. Its actually quite tollerable at the moment, 560kB/sec on a download - took 9 threads to get it however, seems to be limited to about 60 per thread, and its not the server.

Browsing is slow internationally. Its often faster to RDP home and browse via that.


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?
I use them when I want. If there is to be offpeak traffic the only incentive to move downloading would be if it cost less. Providing crap service during most of the hours that I want to use the internet is not a solution that is acceptable. I cant show people how to schedule them to start/stop, rely on the PC being on at offpeak times or come back the next day to put them onto itunes when downloaded so they have to run when I am here which is peak times.

6.How many gigabytes is your monthly traffic?
Mum does about half to 1 gig, I add about 4-9 when I come over and use the internet to get stuff for her.




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  # 127920 2-May-2008 14:12
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1. Yes
2. No.
3. N/A.
4. Every access is slow. Slow screen paints, waiting for ads to load, useless youtube streaming etc.
5. N/A.
6. Around 2GB.

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Master Geek


  # 127921 2-May-2008 14:12
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1.Do you see speed problem ONLY at peak times?

Yes.

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

Yes.

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)?

- Browsing any non NZ hosted websites
- Streaming video / audio from any non NZ hosted websites
- Downloading emails off gmail
- Software package updates on linux distro from non NZ mirror (I use one that NZ doesn't mirror)
- Downloading files of Http or Ftp that is not hosted in NZ
- Running speedtests on speedtest.net

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?
around 15GB

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Master Geek


  # 127931 2-May-2008 15:14
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freitasm: 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?

correct  at peak times



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

no   but  use nttp from newsgroup server in USA.  



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

does not alter  for nttp.   Speddtests done  with  newsreader turned off.   



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

lack of speed to websites, to news server, downlads  http.  


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?

considered that for nttp   but  not always practical,  and  paying a market rate  for good service and speed.



6.How many gigabytes is your monthly traffic?

60 g  would be  bigger  but on a budget.     






 
 
 
 


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  # 127938 2-May-2008 15:32
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1. Yes , only peak times.

2. No

3. N/A

4. Yes. Youtube, downloading any programs/video from the US

5. N/A

6. Not much, maybe 3-5 gig

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Master Geek


  # 127981 2-May-2008 17:38
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1.Yes, most often

2.Yes

3.Yes, but the program is not running frequently

4.Slow page loads (sits for ages at the 'connecting to' stage). Slow HTTP downloads and very slow FTP downloads

5.I do quite often run them outside peak hours, speeds on P2P is relatively consistant

6.Greater than 70GB (connection shared between Uni students)

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  # 127992 2-May-2008 18:34
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1. Yes.

2. Rarely (although there are 5 other people here, 3 of which use the internet but highly doubt they run P2P software).

3. No.

4. Usually when doing stuff like watching YouTube, downloading files over HTTP (from international servers), etc etc.

5. If I run a P2P program it will be when I'm at my machine, which tends to be at peak time (like everyone else).

6. About 20gb a month.

I would also like to add that we went from Whoosh Orbit to Xnet River, Whoosh is incredibly worse during peak by comparison.

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Wannabe Geek


  # 127993 2-May-2008 18:35
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1. Yes
2. Yes
3. No, I almost never torrent during peak hours. When I do I restrict the speed to 20kbps down and 6kbps up as I feel this is acceptable considering I am paying for 8000kbps downloand and 128kbps upload.
4. Visiting any international sites and occasionally certain national sites.
5. Yes, I generally only use P2P outside of peak hours.
6. Around 25Gb

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Geek


  # 128006 2-May-2008 19:01
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1.Do you see speed problem ONLY at peak times?

Yes from 3pm ish to late night.

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

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 video and radio. Downloading anything. Loading web pages. (All international) 

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?

I schedule it to run after midnight or most of the time in the morning.

6.How many gigabytes is your monthly traffic?

On average 10-15g but recently went over 30g, mostly from downloading and streaming anime/asian tv shows. 

I do let the episodes load overnight in multiple tabs and watch the next day cause its so slow.


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  # 128010 2-May-2008 19:24
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1. Yes.
2. Yes.
3. No.
4. Video streaming mostly, HTTP downloads, sometimes loading images when browsing.
5. I recently have been avoiding p2p all together, sourcing things from HTTP downloads (off peak) instead. Before the problems I would leave p2p running 24/7.
6. It varies, usually between 15 and 18GB.

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  # 128049 2-May-2008 21:31
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1.Do you see speed problem ONLY at peak times?
Yes peaking time being anywhere from 3pm >> 1am

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

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 content from the US is unusable, gaming pings to the US spike to 1000ms which is completely unplayable

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?
This is already the case, I only ever use bittorrent after midnight while I'm alseep

6.How many gigabytes is your monthly traffic?
20GB

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Geek


  # 128051 2-May-2008 21:54
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1.I have been experiencing poor speeds all times of the day but it is especially pronounced at peak times.

2. I use bittorrent sometimes, not a large amount though.

3. I usually turn of P2P applications when experiencing issues, to ensure that this is not the cause.

4. I have been noticing high ping to WoW server and when loading websites, even Geekzone.

5.I usually run these when I want something - e.g. when the latest episode has been released.

6. Probably around 30gigs

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