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# 44284 26-Oct-2009 16:45
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Decided to do some hard RS downloading yesterday. Bought a Premium account, started download yesterday morning all was well, getting 500kbps solid. Boom comes 12pm in the afternoon and my 8boom* my downloads die. It starts by getting slow and slower and after 30 minutes I'm getting 10kbps and then soon after the download just stops. I try restarting the download manager (I've tried several diffrent ones). And same thing again today, as soon as the afternoon comes the speed dies and then my downloads die all together.
As a matter of fact its so bad, I can't even open rapidshare's website. The page just wont load at all GG orcon. :(

Sigh what a waste of money when Orcon only let me download at like 6am.

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  # 266939 26-Oct-2009 17:25
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I'm with Orcon as well and today i noticed that i was downloading sweet thru utorrent and about 2 hours ago it died.  Does this have the same link that others are having with rapidshare?

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  # 266951 26-Oct-2009 17:55
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I was trying to download a 200k file froM RS late last night and after waiting 20mins for it just to start I gave up. Its rare I use RS.....





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  # 266952 26-Oct-2009 17:55
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Fabian: I'm with Orcon as well and today i noticed that i was downloading sweet thru utorrent and about 2 hours ago it died.  Does this have the same link that others are having with rapidshare?


Yes, both p2p file sharing programs as well as some file hosting websites are deprioritised. Basically if someone else is watching a video on youtube, his data has priority over your download.

You can get around it by scheduling your downloads during off peak times.



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  # 266958 26-Oct-2009 18:07
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z2k:
Fabian: I'm with Orcon as well and today i noticed that i was downloading sweet thru utorrent and about 2 hours ago it died.  Does this have the same link that others are having with rapidshare?


Yes, both p2p file sharing programs as well as some file hosting websites are deprioritised. Basically if someone else is watching a video on youtube, his data has priority over your download.

You can get around it by scheduling your downloads during off peak times.





That would be awsome, except I'm using a new gaming computer and this thing eats power like there is no tommorow. I really can't justify running the pc when I'm not actually on it working as well.

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  # 266961 26-Oct-2009 18:11
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Most new hardware will automatically underclock itself when idle. I think Vista/Win7 has very good power management utilities as well which you can look into.

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  # 266966 26-Oct-2009 18:21
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thanks for the help z2k, i have never had or noticed this problem, i was getting up to 800kbps yesterday at 6pm.
I'll just wait till 11pm tonight, seems fair for users of p2p but not fair for gamers!!!!!!!!

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  # 266968 26-Oct-2009 18:23
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NzKaizer:
z2k:
Fabian: I'm with Orcon as well and today i noticed that i was downloading sweet thru utorrent and about 2 hours ago it died.  Does this have the same link that others are having with rapidshare?


Yes, both p2p file sharing programs as well as some file hosting websites are deprioritised. Basically if someone else is watching a video on youtube, his data has priority over your download.

You can get around it by scheduling your downloads during off peak times.





That would be awsome, except I'm using a new gaming computer and this thing eats power like there is no tommorow. I really can't justify running the pc when I'm not actually on it working as well.




you can always get the computer to turn itself off after the download has finished, i know you can do tihis with utorrent.

 
 
 
 


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  # 266975 26-Oct-2009 18:38
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The other way to get around it is to use a proxy service. Someone here recommended a proxy back when the government regulations were being pushed through (the 1 illegal DL your disconnected). I cant remember what its called though ;)

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  # 266976 26-Oct-2009 18:39
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Fabian: thanks for the help z2k, i have never had or noticed this problem, i was getting up to 800kbps yesterday at 6pm.
I'll just wait till 11pm tonight, seems fair for users of p2p but not fair for gamers!!!!!!!!


Gaming should be part of the prioritised traffic..

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  # 267074 26-Oct-2009 22:18
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Check your computers bios setup. There will be an option to boot at a specific time.

I have a pc that switches itself on at midnight to do some maintanence tasks at a client's office then shuts itself down at 1am.




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  # 267080 26-Oct-2009 22:43
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lol orcon fails so hard....why dont you guys get some proper bandwidth?
you dont solve it by slowing everyone down....

we pay $2/GB for overage and cant download anything

im only staying here because of the unlimited calling to one country....but seriously this is terrible..

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  # 267223 27-Oct-2009 13:07
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You can stream your rapidshare downloads through this site www.filetwister.com. It should work with Orcon and is usually faster than rapidshare.

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  # 267226 27-Oct-2009 13:20
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z2k:
Fabian: thanks for the help z2k, i have never had or noticed this problem, i was getting up to 800kbps yesterday at 6pm.
I'll just wait till 11pm tonight, seems fair for users of p2p but not fair for gamers!!!!!!!!


Gaming should be part of the prioritised traffic..



Gaming traffic is prioritised.


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  # 267350 27-Oct-2009 17:36
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Ok, fair enough they shape. Getting 10KB/s d/l right now.

Does anyone know the window when the shaping gets turned off?

Otherwise it might have to be telecom's big time plan that is not shapped between 2am-9am.. all 7 hours of it.

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  # 267435 27-Oct-2009 20:29
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10.30pm I believe is when its turned off, been a few months away from them now. And remember your speeds wont automatically go back to normal, you have to pause and the play the DL's (assuming you use a DL manager like flashget)

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