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Ultimate Geek

  #169836 8-Oct-2008 12:28
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Haha, another "if you don't like it, leave" redneck-ism. There are some lazy people around today. You suggest leaving rather than fixing? Wow.

Anyway, anyone else think this is possibly in response to the recent complaints regarding regular users being throttled at midnight? Perhaps they're installing some new equipment.

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Master Geek

  #169845 8-Oct-2008 12:58
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Sent an email to Help and they said they would hopefully have it sorted by sometime this afternoon.

I am to go home and reboot my router.  Which I shall do later on.

Fingers crossed.

Yes I understand throttling heavy traffic but not to 10Kbs - its a bit extreme


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Master Geek

  #169852 8-Oct-2008 13:12
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Xnet status for this issue on website now says issue is resolved.

Proof will be in the performance pudding later.

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Master Geek

#170035 9-Oct-2008 00:35
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Its 12:30 and I had to access gmail through the low res html interface since the bandwidth was terrible.

Current download is peeking at 12kbs (from usenet its terrible)

speedtest down 3105kbs

up 67kbs


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Master Geek

  #170049 9-Oct-2008 08:26
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Doesn't appear issue is resolved usenet was just awful overnight again with about 40mb downloded all night.  Is xnet trying to shape traffic after midnight?

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Uber Geek


  #170055 9-Oct-2008 08:48
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Yeah, same here, normally getting ~200meg / night atm (low sources), but last night was only 10!

I think the 'playing around with bandwidth shaping' theory is highly plausable!  I think in general it's probably a good idea (as long as you still get half decent throughput) but it obviously still needs a bit of tweaking : )

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Master Geek

  #170058 9-Oct-2008 08:50
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Is anybody else also unable to sign into MSN messenger. I can`t since a couple of days ago.

If honest work and justice are not enough - we'll get a lawyer.


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Master Geek

  #170112 9-Oct-2008 11:55
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Type: unscheduled

Subject: Xnet Broadband - issue confirmed

Begin: 2008-10-07 18:35:00

End: No ETA


We are currently investigating a problem which only appears to be affecting a small number of Broadband users. It appears the upload throughput for some users is extremely low (0-1 bytes). This is causing problems browsing some websites, logging on to MSN & various other issues.

We have escalated this issue to our Operations team and hope to resolve it shortly.

Last Updated: 2008-10-09 09:43:13

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Master Geek

  #170127 9-Oct-2008 12:53
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upload throughput? My national upload speedtests show 800 kbps, which is as good as ever. But still can`t sign into MSN Messenger.

If honest work and justice are not enough - we'll get a lawyer.

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Master Geek

  #170188 9-Oct-2008 15:50
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Ok, my MSN is back, and so are a couple of sites that I wasn`t able to access. Seems sorted.

If honest work and justice are not enough - we'll get a lawyer.

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