Talkiet:Wellingtondave: The speedtest sites all lie, they seem to be whitelisted. Wrong forum but Telecom do appear to be managing traffic flows at some level.
This is not the case, unless it's related to genuine network congestion in which case it won't be targetted at a particular user, plan or protocol.
Cheers - N
Mammoman: Thought i'd add my findings on this topic.
I'm on Telecom business plan.
For a very long time i was getting around 1Mbs downloads on fileshare, filesonic, wupload etc. But recently, within the last 6 weeks all seemed to be 'capped' at around 100-200kbps.
Called Telecom and they explicity told me business plan was not shaped in any way and told me to reboot my router.. hmmm,
So, I signed up with StrongVPN to test if Telecom were in fact shaping http download traffic now. And now if i am connected to the StrongVPN I can receive full speed downloads >1Mbps. Turn it off and 1-200kbps.
Now, I don't claim to be a know-it-all in this arena, but to me this looks like Telecom is telling porkies and they are shaping the traffic.
Anyway, if the reduced speed is really annoying anyone and Telecom are not being helpful then go with a VPN and get your speeds back...
In the meantime I am looking for a change from Telecom, unless anyone can prove otherwise they aren't shaping.
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