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  # 128054 2-May-2008 22:12
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1.Do you see speed problem ONLY at peak times?
Mainly but not exclusivly.

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

3.When you see speed problems is the P2P program running on your network as well?
No. and it makes no difference as the p2p is so gastly slow anyway.

4.How do you notice speed problems (visiting a certain service, downloading emails, etc)?
Anything international, specially streaming content.

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?As above, hardly use p2p

6.How many gigabytes is your monthly traffic?
average + - 8GB.

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  # 128078 2-May-2008 23:41
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1.mostly, but sometimes outside peak times, too. In peak times, it's sometimes so slow that it makes me think i used up all my data allowance. It's that slow. Even off peak times, its quite slow, less than 400KB/s in downloads

2.Yes, bittorrent.

3.Yes, but even if i stop the P2P, the other stuff is still slow.

4.Extremely long buffering in videos [almost unwatchable], under 30KB/s torrent download, slow web-site loading

5.I run them always, but even if i stop it during the peak time, the speed is still slow.

6.50~70GB usually 60GB

 
 
 
 


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  # 128086 3-May-2008 00:08
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1.Do you see speed problem ONLY at peak times?
Yes, never outside.  "Problem" is 1.2Mbps instead of 6Mbps international and needs about 20 seconds buffering on video streaming.

2.Do you use a file sharing service based on peer-to-peer (P2P) technology?
No.

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 (seldom used) and Australian hosted sites (ANZ Bank in particular).

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 do not do P2P, but I would schedule them if I did.  I do some large downloads (say 30MB), do not currently schedule them, do not have disconnections, and speed is still acceptable.

6.How many gigabytes is your monthly traffic?
Capped at 5GB, always use less than 3GB, average 1 - 1.5GB.




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  # 128112 3-May-2008 09:07
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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?
No

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 US sites feels like I'm browsing on dialup. I haven't noticed any changes in email response times (my mail is hosted in the US), but then again it just checks itself every 5 mins

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?
NA

6.How many gigabytes is your monthly traffic?
I use about 30GB per month (I'm capped at 50GB)

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# 128237 3-May-2008 17:51
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1.Do you see speed problem ONLY at peak times?

Yes, although in the past few days, speed not good during the day either. 

 

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

No

 

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 taking forever to buffer, as well as other streaming video, painful rapidshare downloads (Less than 80KB/s, when speeds good i achieve 400KB/s+)

 

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?

~20GB


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  # 128280 3-May-2008 21:04
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1.Do you see speed problem ONLY at peak times?
Most of the time

2.Do you use a file sharing service based on peer-to-peer (P2P) technology?
Not very often

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)?
You tube especially, downloading anything over http or ftp, large flash webpages 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?
out of peak time

6.How many gigabytes is your monthly traffic?
6gb







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  # 128388 4-May-2008 13:56
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I need to update my answer:
mgbridges: 1. I only use at peak times, so don't know if the problem also exists outside of these hours.


I just ntoiced the problem happening now (13:50 on a Sunday) so I ran a Speedtest to LA and the results were identical to my evening results. So the problem DOES seem to occur outside of peak hours for me.

Martin

 
 
 
 


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  # 128396 4-May-2008 14:27
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I am in the same boat as the above. I've been having terrible speeds akin to my usual night time speeds all day today.

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  # 128404 4-May-2008 14:57
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mgbridges: I need to update my answer:
mgbridges: 1. I only use at peak times, so don't know if the problem also exists outside of these hours.


I just ntoiced the problem happening now (13:50 on a Sunday) so I ran a Speedtest to LA and the results were identical to my evening results. So the problem DOES seem to occur outside of peak hours for me.

Martin


Weekends,  especially wet ones like this one in Auckland are peak hours.

dpw

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  # 128566 5-May-2008 12:20
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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?


1. Mostly - some slow speeds during off-peak may be contributed to the site's performance I guess.

2. Sometimes - but it's always set to run at the wee hours of the morning.

3. Nope - P2P almost always run when we're asleep

4. Mostly when downloading large packages - not through P2P. Browsing and email performance does not seem to have as much problem.

5. See answer 2.

6. Varies - between 6 to 20 GB




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  # 128592 5-May-2008 15:10
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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?
Very Rarely

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, downloading files (patches etc), Xbox Live is woefully slow

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?

no

6.How many gigabytes is your monthly traffic?

1-3GB


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  # 128604 5-May-2008 17:07
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1.Do you see speed problem ONLY at peak times?

Hard to tell, am not typically using outside peak hours.

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

Once or twice a month for a few hours.

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

Speed issues are present regardless of P2P services running or not.

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

Usually stream media from international locations such as youtube and google video, low http page loads from international servers.

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?

Use them pretty infrequently so not really an issue.

6.How many gigabytes is your monthly traffic?

3-10GB usually, on occasion 10-15GB.

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  # 128605 5-May-2008 17:13
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1.Do you see speed problem ONLY at peak times?
No I notice it at all times

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 as i use my p2p at the end of peek at night and overnight

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

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 pretty much only do this already

6.How many gigabytes is your monthly traffic?

20 - 30,

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  # 128661 5-May-2008 20:08
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1.Do you see speed problem ONLY at peak times?
Mainly.  Often OK in the morning.  Evening: forget it.

2.Do you use a file sharing service based on peer-to-peer (P2P) technology?
No

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)?
Slow nationally, almost non-existent internationally (Podcasts from the BBC, YouTube etc from the US)

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?
6Gb - 10Gb

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  # 128671 5-May-2008 20:24
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freitasm:
1.Do you see speed problem ONLY at peak times? Only use the internet at home, so most of it is at peaktime, but Saturday or Sunday mornings has much better speeds

2.Do you use a file sharing service based on peer-to-peer (P2P) technology? No

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)? Not streaming youtube for instance, or when downloading large work attachments I've sent home.

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? 8-9GB approx.

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