Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 
I fix stuff!
1755 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 425


  # 255146 12-Sep-2009 10:32
Send private message


Can you give me more details please.

Does this happen all times of day? International sites only? National sites too? I assume you are using HTTP downloads?

Are you on Orcon+ or Orcon?

Do you have a helpdesk ticket?

1810 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 129

  # 255168 12-Sep-2009 12:09
Send private message

Soundude, nope, no helpdesk ticket, i'm the type of person who gives something a chance to change before escalating further. Just figured it was part of the shaping being put into effect.

It happens at all times of the day with http international rapidshare multipart downloads. If i set some up to download overnight, most will fail at around 80% with timeouts, few will download completely, and others will have server errors yet when i retry them they work fine.

I'm on Orcon+ in central Wellington.

Like i said though, i'm happy to wait it out if things are being tinkered with, but i was able to download at about 2MB/s a few weeks ago with 99.9% success rate of my downloads, yet now even when in the wee early hours of the morning i seem to be throttled to some degree.



1810 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 129

  # 255353 13-Sep-2009 14:52
Send private message

Well, today seems much better than last week, not sure if anything has been done recently, but it's back to what i was getting when the shaping first became active.

93 posts

Master Geek

  # 255453 13-Sep-2009 20:37

If a flash type event happens, it could be hot Youtube, a popular download, a new P2P, a major software upgrade or what ever, the traffic shapers cannot alter in real time to overcome this event, so what happens is a period of bad performance and customers will complain. Much like the roads, grid lock is grid lock, learn to live with it, and hopefully investment will fix the problem. The traffic shapers may not be able to do external host reporting so the event will come and go and the ISP will be no wiser. Most off these hot events is content that can be cached by products like Peerapp.

382 posts

Ultimate Geek

  # 258438 25-Sep-2009 20:52
Send private message

So what times are the best times to schedule RS downloads? Right now its shocking

2166 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 244


  # 258446 25-Sep-2009 22:33
Send private message

hasole: So what times are the best times to schedule RS downloads? Right now its shocking

I think the general consensus is from about 2am through to about 7am, possibly longer. I would sometimes get good speeds up to about 9am.

1 | 2 | 3 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Scientists unveil image of quantum entanglement
Posted 13-Jul-2019 06:00

Hackers to be challenged at University of Waikato
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:34

OPPO Reno Z now available in New Zealand
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:28

Sony introduces WF-1000XM3 wireless headphones with noise cancellation
Posted 8-Jul-2019 16:56

Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20

New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09

ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05

New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35

Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39

TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18

E-scooter share scheme launches in Wellington
Posted 17-Jun-2019 12:34

Anyone can broadcast with Kordia Pop Up TV
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:51

Volvo and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:47

100,000 customers connected to fibre broadband network through Enable
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:35

5G uptake even faster than expected
Posted 12-Jun-2019 10:01

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.