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Topic # 82515 30-Apr-2011 18:23
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I've been using a usenet client for about 3 years called UseNext, its pretty cool, makes nice folder for me etc lets me know what I have already downloaded previously etc, and I pay a subscription to download from their servers.  I get really good download speeds from their servers, like at least 100 kbps.

Lately I noticed my download speeds were stuck between 1 and 10 kilo bytes per second.  I just gave them a ring to ask if they were deliberately throttling traffic on the ports or protocols that are used by Usenet (so this would affect any usenet client you might be using) and they didn't seem to think there was any throttling in place at all for usenet traffic.

Has anyone else on Slingshot experienced similar issues? 

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  Reply # 463988 30-Apr-2011 18:35
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Are you on slingshots AYCE plan?



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  Reply # 463993 30-Apr-2011 18:41
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Nope, I have a monthly allowance

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 463994 30-Apr-2011 18:49
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get a real ISP. cough vodafone,telecom






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  Reply # 463996 30-Apr-2011 18:55
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I'd rather find out if my assumption is correct before I go switching ISPs

And then whats to stop my new ISP (cough vodafone or telecom) from doing the same thing?

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  Reply # 464067 1-May-2011 04:17
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Well it's fairly common knowledge that slingshot is the lowest cost with the most heavy heavy users, which is a recipe for congestion.

I would say usenet is in their lowest priority class, how well they manage to slow down usenet would depending on their management hardware. They seem to fairly regularly apply new updates to the detection so it is possible usenet is now being slowed down more that it was previously.

http://slingshot.co.nz/BroadbandSpeedsExplained.aspx

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  Reply # 465443 4-May-2011 21:00
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yea i have the same problem i normaly download at speeds from 100 to 800 kbps
depending what time it is but didnt realy fined it that slow till bout 6 days ago and now im
downloading at 1-10 kbps but  i download fine until it gets 4pm and then bam i'm basicly on dial up speed 
so your not alone cause im haven that problem  

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  Reply # 465449 4-May-2011 21:06
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pwaddles: I'd rather find out if my assumption is correct before I go switching ISPs

And then whats to stop my new ISP (cough vodafone or telecom) from doing the same thing?


They don't offer the same dirt cheap prices that attact heavy P2P and copyrighted material so have no need to activately shape traffic.

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