I've been with orcon for 3 or 4 years and never had any significant problems in the past. I have always been happy to promote orcon as a provider, at least in my area, as my connection was consistent and pretty much maxed out speed at all times. My router up-time was generally ridiculously long for a home user. Now it seems to have all turned to custard.
Other users in my house connect via wifi and randomly use bandwidth/play games/download junk...but never to the extent that I do. As a TV addict I do admit to 'torrenting' a lot of US based shows...though I made sure I was a true leech and seeded virtually nothing (insert evil laugh). I was so proud of how good and stable the connection was I would try to max my monthly 200GB data-cap, and not too long ago spent two days downloading and immediately deleting stuff I didn't even want just to get within MB's of my datacap on the last day of the cycle (I was THAT bored).
Now, I can browse the innerwebs, play games online, have everyone in the house online, skype people overseas and so on....no issues....but if I start downloading a torrent, it will last about a minute and then the router internet connection will drop. The router does not immediately reflect this with its status lights but net access for everyone starts to fail. after a minute or so further, the LEDs on the router report disconnected. I can either manually power-on-and-off-again the router or connect via the web-admin interface and disconnect, wait a few mins then reconnect. to make matters even stranger, I can then resume the torrent and it will be fine all the way to completion regardless of the file-size or number of active connections.
Is this happening for anyone else or is it just me?
additional gripe: 10/100 router...not gigabit = poo.