Would this have happened since I changed my plan? Maybe I should switch back to the Advanced Plan?
CM: My problem with Slingshot has been going on for a while. About every 10 to 15 minutes I get no connection for about 30 seconds to a minute. Does anyone else experience this? It still shows as connected, but no webpage will load, and Outlook says 'error' when it checks for mail.
My first assumption is that it's a Slingshot issue and there' not much I can do. But is that an ok assumption? I have a cheap 'Billion' brand modem I got 4 years ago - could that be it?
It's really annoying, but not annoying enough to switch providers. I'd love to fix it though, if it can be done easily.
ettexor: yeah, sounds like it could be your modem...are you using any bittorrent software in the background, or downloading from any other peer-to-peer software?
animebuster: Hi, I have noticed a huge decrease in my internet speed during offpeak time as well. I rang up slingshot support and got told that alot of people have recently joined so that would be the reason for the slow down, and that if this problem starts affecting the onpeak times as well slingshot will buy more bandwidth.
Also try changing the phone cable that links your modem to the wall. My speeds during both onpeak times and offpeak times were horrible and my connection kept dropping. But changing the phone cable has stabilized my internet plus given me better speeds. Although during the offpeak times i still get horrible speeds.