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Topic # 204889 21-Oct-2016 15:04
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First of all, my connection is crap, I know that. Will be getting a chorus ticket next week when I have cleared physical access to the cupboard my router is in.

 

But anyway, I got the new xbox S when that UK amazon deal happened. It is empty.

 

I have added heaps of downloads to it, which will take days at 10 megabits.

 

But what I am seeing happen is that when the xbox is downloading the connection becomes barely usable. spotify on the chromecast is stopping about half the time, speedtests are 1 megabit or so down (up is 4-5 which is what I am getting upstream sync)

 

Stop the xbox downloads, and everything is perfectly fine.

 

The other thing is while this is happening, I can watch youtube on the TV or PC fineat 1080, but facebook will struggle to play anything, even images are taking 10-15 seconds to show.

 

So has someone misconfigured something at 2degrees to make xbox downloads happen at a higher priority than browsing or something?

 

Looks like its about 3/4 full on day 3 so one more day of this unbareable internet.





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  Reply # 1655803 21-Oct-2016 15:38
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likely the xbox uses the same system as microsoft have stuck into windows 10. large counts of tcp connections to download an update.

 

 

 

on paper, this is great for improving speeds, real world when we have ISPs with Akamai caches right at the core it hits your line hard and fast.

 

Queuing algorithm will come down to post of your experience here.





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  Reply # 1655823 21-Oct-2016 15:56
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Heh! Wow, finally someone else with the same issue. If I download with my Xbox, my entire NETWORK grinds to a halt. I posted a rant about it the other week.

 

I have a VDSL connection.

 

If you want, you are welcome to stop by our office (Grey Lynn) and download your content over our 100Mbps Fibre connection, at least that would get you operational. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1655849 21-Oct-2016 16:18
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I could take it to the cousins place, but will just power it off when I am home and using the internet. I dont have the bigpipe connection on wifi and the switch by the consoles and TV isnt managed so I cant easily stick the xbox on the other connection I normally do my downloading on. Bloody stupid design on microsofts part.





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  Reply # 1655866 21-Oct-2016 16:27
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richms:

 

I could take it to the cousins place, but will just power it off when I am home and using the internet. I dont have the bigpipe connection on wifi and the switch by the consoles and TV isnt managed so I cant easily stick the xbox on the other connection I normally do my downloading on. Bloody stupid design on microsofts part.

 

 

So many things that are happening at MS right now that have me shaking my head. I honestly just don't know who makes these decisions or why someone else doesn't come along and pin their ears back!


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  Reply # 1655888 21-Oct-2016 17:05
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Another annoying thing I find with my xbox is that it doesn't intelligently pause downloads (or limit the rate) when you're playing games. So whenever I'm doing both my game is super laggy!


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  Reply # 1656012 22-Oct-2016 00:01
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Another annoying thing I find with my xbox is that it doesn't intelligently pause downloads (or limit the rate) when you're playing games. So whenever I'm doing both my game is super laggy!

 

 

 

 

Ah, ok I see what the problem is now. If you want Intelligence, you want the "other" console :) 

 

 


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