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Standard User wolvesmad
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 02-Feb-11 12:54:22
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Interested in Plusnet Extra


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I'm interested in Plusnet extra broadband. My only worry is the shaping.

If I download software from download.com will it download at line speed? Same for patches off xbox live etc.

Thanks.

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Standard User camieabz
(legend) Wed 02-Feb-11 13:13:58
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Plusnet's shaping guide:

http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/speed_guide/do...

Not sure if download.com is part of their shaping, but would assume it is.

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Standard User reserved
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 02-Feb-11 13:19:12
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You may get a more precise answer if you post here

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ISP Representative orbrey
(isp) Wed 02-Feb-11 13:29:32
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Re: Interested in Plusnet Extra


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Hi Wolvesmad,

Download.com isn't itself counted as a download server, so will be treated as web traffic (even when downloading). However some content may be hosted on a content distribution network (CDN) such as Limelight or Akamai, in which case it will be shaped as per the download servers.

This is also the case with Xbox Live patches and such - the protocol itself is I believe treated as gaming traffic, however some content is again hosted on CDNs and that will be subject to the same rules as above.

Hope that helps,

Regards,

Matthew Taylor
Plusnet Customer Support
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Standard User reserved
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 02-Feb-11 16:00:22
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In reply to a post by reserved:
You may get a more precise answer if you post here


On the other hand you got it from the horses mouth here wink

Dennis

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Edited by reserved (Wed 02-Feb-11 18:53:09)

Standard User docki
(committed) Thu 03-Feb-11 16:06:17
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We have Plusnet Extra. 60GB a month is awesome. We have done about 52 so far as only have a few days left.

Do between 5-10GB overnight every night. No one seems to care which is brill!

Came from o2 where they have 20GB limit and 3 months in a row rang me up to shout at me for doing 50GB a month yet were charging us £25 a month where as PN is £17 or something on market 1 area.

We get daily slowdowns but that's the exchange not Plusnet. Won't have to call them unless it's billing as I know what I am doing with ADSL in general smile (even though I would hope there is never a billing problem, apart from my initial setup where i put in the wrong sort code doh!)

Very happy to be here. smile

Edited by docki (Thu 03-Feb-11 16:08:32)

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