Over the past week or 2, our Flip internet (ADSL2+) speed of connectiion to websites, during most evenings (ie peak time), has slowed down a lot. It's not actually the speed of data transfer, it's connection speed. Intermittently, sometimes a web-site connection attempt will simply wait..wait..wait..wait, and then connect and go through (finally) at normal speed, other times, a request to connect to a website will just simply timeout after a long wait. The very next request will go through at full speed with no delay at all. Occasionally some evenings are so bad that the usability of the service is quite compromised. On one occasion I gave up and tethered to my smartphone (which has only slow 3G coverage in our area), and the performance was great in comparison and I was able to finish making some reservations online.
This has been happening intermittently over the past two weeks. Before that, no problems at all. It affects both international and local traffic, but in my case, mostly international requests.
Most times during the day (off-peak), it is completely fine, this problem does not exist. Evenings with heavy loads in particular are the problem.
It does not appear to be our home network at all. Same results occur on both wired and wireless connections.
I did some digging around on geekzone, and this problem reported a few years ago looks very very similar:
Anyone else experiencing this slowdown??