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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 68444 22-Sep-2010 07:57
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Hi, Just to show you how horrible Slingshot is, I'm showing you pictures of the speedtest from my computer. We changed from Big Time to the All You can Eat Plan, and it's being nothing but pure slowness. I used to be able to download a movie in all 8 parts at once. Now I can only download one part at a time. I can't use Rapidshare, because they have throttled it so much I only get 7 or 8 kbps per download. I have to resort to using Hotfile. This is my speedtest. I live in an ADSL2+ area, and I should be getting higher speeds then that. What do you recommend? Do you think it would be wise to change ISPs? If so, what is a good option, because we are quite heavy downloaders. But we don't do much heavy downloading with Slingshot. Because the speed is too slow to download anything

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Master Geek

  Reply # 383274 22-Sep-2010 17:50
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To be honest those aren't bad speeds compared to some people....

What are your line stats ?  

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  Reply # 383605 23-Sep-2010 13:51
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Gee duno what you people on SS are complaining about.

At least your internet is usable.

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  Reply # 383607 23-Sep-2010 13:56
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So I guess you are downlaoding a "legal movie" from rapid share

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  Reply # 383612 23-Sep-2010 14:07
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Maybe that could be the punishment for people who download illegal stuff, rather than disconnect them, make them become Slingshot customers. ha ha

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  Reply # 383712 23-Sep-2010 17:05
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6megs is pretty good, downloading directly from locally hosted websites should be around 700kB/sec according to that, so your problem is more about international performance. I am finding slingshot is really slow for international at peak times although international speedtests still manage 1mbps to 2mbps. I find Slingshot peak usage performance to be pretty dismal with or without the web caching on.

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