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Topic # 23582 3-Jul-2008 12:12
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I'd like to know if it's a common issue that the speed during off-peak (12am~8am) is slow. National traffic is quite alright throughout the whole day, but international traffic becomes slower and slower towards night time, and becomes so slow that after 12am (30~50KB/s), I could barely watch YouTube without pausing for a few minutes. I sometimes want to save a little by watching YouTube during off-peak, but the speed I get makes it painful to do so.

Downloading linux update packages from an Australia FTP (Arch Linux, there are no NZ mirrors) is very fast during the day (400~800KB/s), but becomes much slower (relatively) at night (about 50KB/s on average), especially so during off-peak.

The bottom line is, I can barely do any serious download/streaming at night or during off-peak. Do you share this same experience or am I an isolated case?

I'm on FS/128 torrent plan.

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  Reply # 142530 3-Jul-2008 14:06
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If your on the torrent plan, it makes sense that your exepriencing slowness during the free data hours (12-8am from memory).




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  Reply # 142566 3-Jul-2008 15:24
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I seem to remember that the torrent plan strictly speaking is not a plan, but rather how the accounting is done. If I'm not mistaken, that means my speed should be the same as what it used to be (during off-peak of course) before changing to the torrent plan. Please correctly me if I'm wrong.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 142612 3-Jul-2008 16:43
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Before the torrent plan, users were using bandwidth all throughtout the day..... now its all lumped into one time period, so youd expect to see slightly lower speeds really.

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  Reply # 142622 3-Jul-2008 16:57
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So I should expect everyone else share the same experience during off-peak? I seem to remember some people here wished for more off-peak free data, but at these speeds, I seriously doubt anyone can exceed 75GB.

I wonder if the same applies to customers on fibre, if they also experience this slow down after 12am.

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  Reply # 142635 3-Jul-2008 17:24

Can't say i've experienced any slow international speeds during off peak, I can successfully max out my connection (350-400KB/sec) during both off peak and on peak using international traffic

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  Reply # 142686 3-Jul-2008 19:10
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cranz: Can't say i've experienced any slow international speeds during off peak, I can successfully max out my connection (350-400KB/sec) during both off peak and on peak using international traffic

Same over here

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  Reply # 142697 3-Jul-2008 19:25
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siyuan: So I should expect everyone else share the same experience during off-peak?


It depends on a number of factors, but one would be how many Torrent customers are on your exchange clogging it up ;-)




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  Reply # 142729 3-Jul-2008 20:47
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Does that mean there's nothing WxC or I can do about it?

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  Reply # 143104 4-Jul-2008 22:16
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I live in the CBD of Christchurch and I can only manage to get 340kb/s durring off peak and durring peak its much the same but the upload is crippleing durring the day i can only manage 25kb/s and off peak it gets up to 65kb/s. The only problem i have is international speeds are so bad in the evenings i cant even stream audio.

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  Reply # 143165 5-Jul-2008 10:46
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I am in Christcurch. Yes Xnet speed was bad a while back.

Now it definitely has improved greatly

above are my speedtest summary


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  Reply # 143168 5-Jul-2008 10:59
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I've had no problem maintaining 1000k/s through the night.



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  Reply # 143216 5-Jul-2008 13:53
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You guys get incredible speeds, not to mention those speeds are sustained throughout the night.

I will do one more speedtest tonight, and I think it will still be as slow as before. I'll probably contact WxC and ask if they can do anything about my slow speed at night.



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  Reply # 143300 6-Jul-2008 00:26
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I just obtained the following results (to Sydney):





At around 10pm, my speed is still acceptable, at about 11pm, it starts to slow down, and after 12am it's significantly slower. It's not a huge problem at that speed if I just want to do some lite web surfing, but I can't watch YouTube smoothly neither can I do some serious downloads.

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