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  Reply # 379917 14-Sep-2010 22:52
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got a mate on that worldnet connection and for what he uses it for, thinks it worth it! But not for gaming!

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  Reply # 379974 15-Sep-2010 03:23
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check your usage for the past couple of months and see whether you really need all you can eat. i am not on all you can eat but on the Pro plan, and i am lucky if i can get 2GB done within their so called "free data" period each nite. it's not worth the hassle mate. i rather pay another 20 or 30 per month on something that i can use.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 381557 18-Sep-2010 10:16
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sbiddle:
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sbiddle: Slingshot's All You Can Eat plan has traffic shaping and Slingshot have made this very clear. I'm not sure you you would think otherwise.


Slingshot insist that there is no 'shaping' on their plans, only 'prioritisation'.


They are one and the same.




Don't the majority of ISPs perform some kind of traffic shaping/prioritisation? I would have thought that VOIP is always going to get priority over p2p applications and web browsing would have priority over FTP.

Unless of course you join an ISP which expressly states that they do not perform traffic shaping/prioritisation of any kind - in which case it would be a unique selling point and they would promote that fact quite heavily? 

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  Reply # 381572 18-Sep-2010 10:55
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Foo:
sbiddle:
Detruire:
sbiddle: Slingshot's All You Can Eat plan has traffic shaping and Slingshot have made this very clear. I'm not sure you you would think otherwise.


Slingshot insist that there is no 'shaping' on their plans, only 'prioritisation'.


They are one and the same.




Don't the majority of ISPs perform some kind of traffic shaping/prioritisation? I would have thought that VOIP is always going to get?priority?over p2p applications and web browsing would have priority over FTP.

Unless of course you join an ISP which expressly states that they do not perform traffic shaping/prioritisation of any kind - in which case it would be a unique selling point and they would promote that fact quite heavily??


I'm sure if an ISP didn't do shaping/prioritisation the service would be absolutely unusable unless they had ridiculous amounts of bandwidth.

Anyone remember a year or so back when xnet implemented free downloading from midnight? The internet would just stop as soon as it hit 12am. I was unable to even load the google page, let alone game or anything else.

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  Reply # 381662 18-Sep-2010 18:40
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I'm finding the speeds better this week. For some strange reason I can't access Windows Update though, is anyone else having this issue on AYCE?

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  Reply # 381665 18-Sep-2010 18:44
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Im not on AYCE and its been tolerable again. I dont buy their claims that they are separate provisioning at all since I see the exact same issues as the AYCE people.




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