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Topic # 26027 9-Sep-2008 23:51
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In the morning through lunch its bearable but from 6pm onwards it starts to crawl, local websites are slow but international stuff is unusable.  Especially youtube's video data.  The youtube pages are OK but the youtube video data is worse than slow.

I emailed Slingshot 2 weeks ago when the international was unbearable all weekend and got this:

Hi Craig

Thank you for using Slingshot's Online Help.

We had an outage over the weekend that would have affected some customers international browsing. Our engineers resolved this issue as fast as they could.

The outage has now been resolved and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
I hope this helps to resolve your query. If it does not or you require any additional information, feel free to call us on 0800 89 2000.

Best regards

Slingshot Support


but this seems different... more gradual...

it's not our data cap, it happens on all four computers (Vista, 2 XP, one Ubuntu, the first is wired, the others wireless)
it's not the router, this is the third one i've tried, and it's new and sometimes very fast.  I've checked with the slingshot speedtest and it's OK

a pair of IT degrees and 7+ years computer tech experience and I can't quite figure it out..

grrrrrrrrr... any ideas?


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  Reply # 163415 10-Sep-2008 00:15
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hmmm now 0014 wednesday and it seems to be going OK again.


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  Reply # 163424 10-Sep-2008 03:38
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Are you running any torrents as they cause your traffic to be shapped.  I have found, if I have utorrent open, not even downloadn or uploading just open, that my http speeds go down.

Slingshot seems to have a trend of going fast and then going slow,  maybe the 500 new (leech) customers that hav been givin 1024GB for joining are hare out to use it all before the 3months are up have something to do with the poor speeds.

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  Reply # 163434 10-Sep-2008 08:08
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hmmm could be limewire

flatmate might have it running...


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  Reply # 163469 10-Sep-2008 11:42
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got the flatmate on the phone to Slingshot today, his house, his name on the dsl account...

be interesting to see what he comes up with

here at work the connection is just beautiful!

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  Reply # 164063 12-Sep-2008 18:08
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mmm seems to happen to me too - esp facebook and even trademe? hmm that's not int is it

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