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Topic # 228995 2-Feb-2018 12:46
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Been trying to grab(download) a couple of items from the net but they are taking forever to download when they are usually super fast. This is on a 200/20 connection and wondering if traffic is being shaped or I could have a technical issue. Anybody else?


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  Reply # 1950702 2-Feb-2018 13:17
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What site ? They could be having issues with bandwidth themselves, or routing has changed causing a slow down.

 

 





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  Reply # 1950732 2-Feb-2018 14:06
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No shaping going on.

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  Reply # 1950793 2-Feb-2018 16:12
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why is everyones first assumption traffic shaping?




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  Reply # 1950831 2-Feb-2018 17:45
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Jase2985:

 

why is everyones first assumption traffic shaping?

 

 

I asked if it could be and if anyone else had trouble...are you even on VF cable?


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it doesnt matter if i am or am not on cable. its irrelevant to the point i was trying to make.

 

why would you go strait for traffic shaping as a cause of a slowdown? what troubleshooting did you do to come to that conclusion?

 

 




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  Reply # 1950864 2-Feb-2018 18:50
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Jase2985:

 

it doesnt matter if i am or am not on cable. its irrelevant to the point i was trying to make.

 

why would you go strait for traffic shaping as a cause of a slowdown? what troubleshooting did you do to come to that conclusion?

 

 

 

 

 

 

restarted everything..gaming is fine..everything in fact is fine except for the "t" word which so slow it has stopped regardless of where I access from.


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  Reply # 1950872 2-Feb-2018 19:11
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If you're torrenting then I would firstly question the health of your swarm.

 

Gaming is a low bandwidth requirement so if it's working well it doesn't indicate your connection is at full speed. What's your speedtest?

 

BTW it's expensive to put in equipment to throttle you ok, much better for your ISP to just put in the money to buy more bandwidth.


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  Reply # 1950878 2-Feb-2018 19:24
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So many questions, but unlikely to be shaping.  If it's torrents then it's more likely port forwarding needs to be tweaked, or as mentioned, health of the other end.  

 

Usual questions apply to start with:  Anything changed on your network?  Any OS/App/Hardware updates missing, or recently applied? Any new installs on your device that could conflict?  Have you checked the ports are open?  Have you done speed tests to multiple locations nationally/internationally using multiple services (e.g. Fast, SpeedTest, etc). Tried a different BitTorrent app?  Tried a different device?  Tried the same download on a LAN vs WiFi? Tried the same download on a different network altogether?

 

 




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  Reply # 1950892 2-Feb-2018 20:24
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So many questions, but unlikely to be shaping.  If it's torrents then it's more likely port forwarding needs to be tweaked, or as mentioned, health of the other end.  

 

Usual questions apply to start with:  Anything changed on your network?  Any OS/App/Hardware updates missing, or recently applied? Any new installs on your device that could conflict?  Have you checked the ports are open?  Have you done speed tests to multiple locations nationally/internationally using multiple services (e.g. Fast, SpeedTest, etc). Tried a different BitTorrent app?  Tried a different device?  Tried the same download on a LAN vs WiFi? Tried the same download on a different network altogether?

 

 

 

 

Good advice..I will try a different app. But other than that nothing changed..it just stopped downloading 24 hours ago..well when i say stopped smallish files wanting over 2 days to download.


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  Reply # 1950907 2-Feb-2018 21:03
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Jase2985:

 

why is everyones first assumption traffic shaping?

 

 

Because ISPs have a history of doing dodgey things inorder to sell services at an impossibly low cost. Remember when slingshot ruined torrents except for their cache, and when spark had go large and you could mess with the shaping with a referrer header etc?

 

Totally reasonable to think its the ISP trying to control costs.





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Jase2985:

 

why is everyones first assumption traffic shaping?

 

 

Because ISPs have a history of doing dodgey things inorder to sell services at an impossibly low cost. Remember when slingshot ruined torrents except for their cache, and when spark had go large and you could mess with the shaping with a referrer header etc?

 

Totally reasonable to think its the ISP trying to control costs.

 

 

hasnt really happened for how many years now?




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  Reply # 1950967 2-Feb-2018 23:11
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The reason I posted was to see if any other VF cable users were having issues as well?


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^That wasn't clear in your original post.




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^That wasn't clear in your original post.

 

 

Quite clear to me. Thanks to a poster it seems resolved by swapping to a different client.


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^Things usually are clear to the person who writes them :) 


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