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Topic # 66691 21-Aug-2010 22:08
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Hi there,

Just wonder if anyone got very slow speed tonight?I try to download something tonight with my Megaupload premium account and I can't even reach 20KB/s.

I tried to download in the morning with my megaupload and got around 2.16MB/s. 



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  Reply # 370881 22-Aug-2010 03:46
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Off peak congestion, Slingshot prioritises cause some bulk downloading sites to suffer like this. If you can dl from there via an https connection you will get better speeds.

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  Reply # 370885 22-Aug-2010 05:34
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Everything (except for some Slingshot-hosted content such as some Steam content) is slow during off-peak.




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  Reply # 370990 22-Aug-2010 12:39
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Things pickup after about 5am however.

With some moving to the unlimited plan so not starting everything at 2am or 1am it may help the free offpeak plans somewhat.




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  Reply # 371013 22-Aug-2010 13:49
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I found out that I only be able to download at full line speed from 8am to 4pm?after that the speed is been capped

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  Reply # 372400 24-Aug-2010 22:24
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Here in Dunedin speeds since this afternoon have been unbearably slow max download speed on usenet 112kb/s usually at this time 500kb/s-1.4mb/s
Trying to download library information for xbmc has also been unbearably slow... downloading information for 50 movies for the last 2 hours and it is only halfway done.

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  Reply # 372405 24-Aug-2010 22:47
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yup speeds for me is slow too, like 5KB/s at times




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  Reply # 372408 24-Aug-2010 22:56
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No problems here in Wellington.

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  Reply # 372808 25-Aug-2010 18:58
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problems yet again downloading from usenet at 50-150k at 6:45; speed tests are showing my connection is 11mbit and yet my download is so crap.
Slingshot needs to get their Sh*t together.
I am paying for broadband and yet I am pretty much getting glorified dialup speeds LOL.

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  Reply # 372813 25-Aug-2010 19:06
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Slingshot claim they dont shape traffic, liars... utorrent downloading the same file usenet is downloading.

Utorrent -700kbps
Usenet - 100kbps

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  Reply # 372844 25-Aug-2010 20:25
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It has been like that all day, its not just usenet thats shaped, HTTP and FTP downloads are slow as hell too




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  Reply # 372846 25-Aug-2010 20:25
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scottjames84: Slingshot claim they dont shape traffic, liars... utorrent downloading the same file usenet is downloading.

Utorrent -700kbps
Usenet - 100kbps



Check your torrent peer list, you're probably connected to the torrent cache. That or you've got a group of really super friendly local peers. I thought you had usenet going faster once you enabled ssl?

It would be insane for any ISP not to shape or "prioritise" traffic in some way or manner. Imagine if they didn't, we'd all have our dl speeds going maybe 10k/s faster but wouldn't be able to browse any websites, play online games or use voip/skype.





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  Reply # 372850 25-Aug-2010 20:32
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Is it to much to expect decent speeds all the time? I guess so with Slingshot.

My speeds when I get home from work are slower than they are between 2am and 8am which shouldn't be right?

When I get home from work I want to beable to surf the net, download the nights tv shows; youtube ect but I cant when traffic is slow as shi*t.
Between 2 and 8 in the AM I can download 8gig although last night speeds were crap, could only get about 4gig. It would be nice to beable to actually use my cap during the night when I get home from work instead of it being too slow to download anything? is that too much to ask Slingshot?

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  Reply # 372856 25-Aug-2010 20:48
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I just tested torrent speeds for a torrent i know won't be cached and has plenty of bandwidth available and it started off full speed got to about 20mb then dropped down to 100 KB/s




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  Reply # 372858 25-Aug-2010 20:51
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I was able to download a whole 'Linux ISO' in 20mins from torrent in about 20mins 440mb tonight which is what I would expect at that time but for USEnet to go only 100kbp is not right, USEnet maxes out a connection; if I have a 11mbit connection I should beable to theoretically beable to download 1mbps not 100kbps.

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  Reply # 372859 25-Aug-2010 21:00
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was this linux iso from a public or private tracker?




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