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Topic # 31744 29-Mar-2009 11:11
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I am currently shopping around for a broadband provider (currently with xnet... don't get me started). My main concern is international bandwidth, and torret speeds at peaktime (5-11pm).

So specific quesitons would be:

- what sort of speeds are folks getting at peaktime?
- does vodafone throttle torrents (again, peaktime)?

(I am in Wellington, and considering the Ultimate Pack (FS/FS))

thanks in advance!

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  Reply # 204027 29-Mar-2009 18:49

Vodafone doesn't throttle fixed line broadband plans.

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Paul




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  Reply # 204093 29-Mar-2009 23:45
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That depends on your definition of "throttle" obviously there is some traffic management in place because no ISP can afford to provision their international bandwidth at 1:1 with their: number of users * average sync speed.

Getting a few Vodafone ADSL users to run http://www.measurementlab.net/measurement-lab-tools might be useful.

Any volunteers?



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  Reply # 204286 30-Mar-2009 19:46
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thank you for your replies

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  Reply # 204794 1-Apr-2009 21:11
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there isnt any torrent throttling but speeds can be very bad

Item      Downstream      Upstream      Unit
SNR Margin
   
10
   
13
   
dB
Line Attenuation
   
53
   
29
   
dB
Data Rate
   
3104
   
864
   
kbps

[IMG]https://www.speedtest.net/result/442116085.png[/IMG]
[IMG]https://www.speedtest.net/result/437571066.png[/IMG]




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  Reply # 204809 1-Apr-2009 22:09
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I can consistently get the speeds my router is capable of either bit-torrent or rapidshare.

Downtown Auckland
Red Network - Ultimate Pack (FS/FS)

http://rapidshare.com/files/216069441/Picture_1.png - Router config
http://rapidshare.com/files/216070048/Picture_3.png - Bit-Torrent results
https://www.speedtest.net/result/442143524.png
https://www.speedtest.net/result/442144080.png




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  Reply # 204810 1-Apr-2009 22:16
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Mikal,

how about running the speedtests at 6pm? 9am is always fast for me with xnet.

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  Reply # 204975 2-Apr-2009 19:10
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https://www.speedtest.net/result/442906549.png
https://www.speedtest.net/result/442906987.png
Not 6 but 7 close enough?



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  Reply # 204980 2-Apr-2009 19:26
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Thanks!
I just want to make sure before commiting to a 12 month term.


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