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Topic # 67118 28-Aug-2010 09:24
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All you can eat is very slow, downloads Telecom Go Large was 200KB/s, Telecom 40GB Plan was 800KB/s and Slingshot All You Can Eat is 45KB/s

I hope this is only a glitch in the system as this is not what I expected. As a minimum I would expect that it would be at least the same speeds as Go Large and the hint was that it would be faster.


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  Reply # 373866 28-Aug-2010 09:57
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have you told slingshot about your problem?




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  Reply # 373867 28-Aug-2010 09:58
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HANG ON A SEC

you mean your plan on telecom 40GB FS/FS was only 800KBps? if that IS indeed the case you have a problem from WITHIN your house - modem, wiring etc etc




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  Reply # 373868 28-Aug-2010 10:02
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What are you using to measure those speeds?

What are your ADSL line and sync stats?


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  Reply # 373877 28-Aug-2010 10:23
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I've been getting ~80kBps on torrents and HTTP/FTP downloads (sync at ~10Mbps, get ~900kBps from SS sources)

Problem is that sites like RS and MU along with usenet are unusable (~500 bytes per second)

Seems that anything not on or too low down their priority list is choked until the connection dies.




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  Reply # 373881 28-Aug-2010 10:29
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joker97: HANG ON A SEC

you mean your plan on telecom 40GB FS/FS was only 800KBps? if that IS indeed the case you have a problem from WITHIN your house - modem, wiring etc etc


You realise download speeds are measured in Kilobytes per second and line speeds are measured in Megabits per second? 800KBps = 6.4Mbps.






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  Reply # 373924 28-Aug-2010 13:37

AYCE looks like a failure unless they fix (it must be broken) their shaping methods. 40kB/s for a torrent at any time of day is absurd.

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  Reply # 373933 28-Aug-2010 14:34
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It's not broken, that's how slingshot operate.. you only need to read the ramblings of their retarded network engineer deanh or whatever his name is to realise this

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  Reply # 373935 28-Aug-2010 14:54

The shaping is ok on my FS/128k Slingshot plan.

Yes, BevinS (the person I think you're referring to) isn't that helpful.

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  Reply # 373939 28-Aug-2010 15:07
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I think the problem is they said they would be transparent at the start yet we havn't heard anything since the plan started, how is that transparent?




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  Reply # 373942 28-Aug-2010 15:16
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Well I'm off the idea now that I've seen some testimonials. Better get back to checking out what other ISPs have on offer before i sign up next week.

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  Reply # 373955 28-Aug-2010 15:59
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  Reply # 373966 28-Aug-2010 16:26
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Hi these readings are from JDownloader and we don't have ADSL2 in our town but I thought that I would be as good as Go Large if not better. Hey I'm only getting 25KB/s now.

If these speeds are correct then I think that Slingshot could be misleading people in the service that they are getting.

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  Reply # 373968 28-Aug-2010 16:36
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I've noticed that if I start a MU download with no torrents running, I get ~30kBps.
Yet as soon as I start a torrent, it climbs to ~30kBps and the MU download slows to ~1kBps.

If I then stop the torrent, the MU download will slowly rise back up to 30kBps.




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  Reply # 373973 28-Aug-2010 16:49
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Yeah so far the speeds on this plan is:

HTTP Downloads: ~150KB/s
FTP Downloads: ~150KB/s
Rapidshare/Megaupload etc: ~30 KB/s
Torrents: ~30-80 KB/s

Less than satisfactory, the standard HTTP and FTP downloads from not filesharing sites is awful, downloads shouldn't be capped that far.

On the slingshot forums one of the staff at slingshot said that if you have a problem with the speeds on this plan ring the helpline and file a complaint and then they can see how many people have a problem. That is what i am going to do.




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  Reply # 373978 28-Aug-2010 17:02
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Ohh boy, I'm so glad I decided to stay with telecom and didn't jump ship to Slingshot A.Y.C.E.  I was tempted but thought I'd wait and see what the comments were from people who had "taken the plunge"
 




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