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# 81403 12-Apr-2011 21:42
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I've noticed over the past 2 nites that usenet  (news groups)  feeds have gone from a slow 2Mbits to about 300Kbits or less at around 8.00pm .  Starts fine  as Orcon  ever gets   but this is getting ridiculous.  It's not just one news server it's all three that I use.   Currently I'm getting around 200Kbits and the news servers are timing out due to lack of bandwidth.

 

Local speed test says local down 14.73Mbits  down and to San Jose, CA 3.88Mbits.

 

Anyone else experiencing this??




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  # 458180 13-Apr-2011 11:41
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I've noticed it but the drop on some nights but it isn't to bad, generally down to 700KB/s instead of the normal 1400KB/s

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  # 458185 13-Apr-2011 11:53
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I've noticed this too. Get SSL encryption with your usenet provider it might help?

Mine is now back up around 14mbits

 

 
 
 
 




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  # 458194 13-Apr-2011 12:18
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mecow: I've noticed this too. Get SSL encryption with your usenet provider it might help?

Mine is now back up around 14mbits

 


Thanx.  Will look at that..




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  # 458299 13-Apr-2011 16:20
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It's not unsurprising at all that unattended bulk downloads by http, usenet and bit torrent are given lower priority in peak times.

Would you rather they slow down general web/email, voip, gaming during congestion?

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  # 459621 17-Apr-2011 10:39
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I'd rather they not slow down anything.

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  # 459623 17-Apr-2011 10:45
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Exactly we pay for a data cap surely its not their choice to tell us how to use it?

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  # 459633 17-Apr-2011 11:17
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mecow: Exactly we pay for a data cap surely its not their choice to tell us how to use it?


Agreed.

That's the only reason I haven't switched to an all-you-can-eat plan. I do my own traffic management in-house. 




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