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Standard User narz
(member) Thu 06-Jun-13 22:41:55
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Throttling or congestion!?


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My line: 80/20 unlimited package with a 77/20 IP profile.

Its Thursday evening approx 10pm, no one else using my connection. I try downloading highly seeded torrent and see a burst up to 8MB/s and then suddenly down to a steady 350-800Kb/s

Being a skeptic I try another highly seeded torrent (linux distros) which I know getsme an easy 7-8MB/s., they also sit between 400-800Kb/s

Speedtest.net shows 65-69Mb during this time and TBB test files, get an easy 8.0MB/s+ (Titanium traffic is fine by the looks of it)

I did factor in some impact for the lower priority levels at peak times before signing up, but this is ridiculous torrents are slower than my previous O2 line.

If this is indeed congestion in my area id expect "titanium" traffic to be also affected some, no?

I really don't want 18 months of this ;<

A wise man once said, if its too good to be true, it probably is.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 06-Jun-13 23:17:35
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Re: Throttling or congestion!?


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Upstream flooded? (Feeding any other seeds?)

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Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 53.4/16.8Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User Tam
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 07-Jun-13 00:12:58
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Re: Throttling or congestion!?


[re: narz] [link to this post]
 
I wonder if a reboot of your router to connect you to a different "pipe" will fix the issue.

If so you'll get full speed, just sadly having to reboot your router until you get a "good" pipe.

Tam

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Standard User narz
(member) Fri 07-Jun-13 00:23:45
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Re: Throttling or congestion!?


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Negative, upload was less than <30Kb/s

I also have Bandwidth Monitor to make sure no other rogue apps were using the upstream.

Will keep an eye on it and return for a moan when I know more..
Standard User narz
(member) Fri 07-Jun-13 00:38:51
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Re: Throttling or congestion!?


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the router right not the modem?

Will give it a go, next time I see it.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 07-Jun-13 01:22:00
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Re: Throttling or congestion!?


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Yes, the router, not the modem. Best to "disconnect" in the 582n GUI before rebooting.

It can be useful to know which gateway you are on when things are poor. See this checker.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 53.4/16.8Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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ISP Representative chrisparr
(isp) Fri 07-Jun-13 09:02:19
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Re: Throttling or congestion!?


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That sounds very odd, can you PM me your username and I'll get someone to take a look over your account to see if there's anything strange.

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ISP Representative KellyD
(isp) Fri 07-Jun-13 09:27:43
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Have you been able to download at the speeds you expect on other days? Was last night just a one off? Make sure you get your username over so we can have a look.

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Standard User narz
(member) Fri 07-Jun-13 11:14:13
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Re: Throttling or congestion!?


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Not restarted the router yet, gateway is:

You are currently connected to gateway ptn-ag03.
This is located in Telehouse North.

Tested this morning using torrents, full whack @ 7.5-8MB/s

I have PM'd username to Chris,

BQM from last night, computer was left on all night.

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/ping/share/d8a041b00e4...
Standard User WWWombat
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 07-Jun-13 11:39:41
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Re: Throttling or congestion!?


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In reply to a post by narz:
BQM from last night, computer was left on all night.

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/ping/share/d8a041b00e4...


Interesting graph. The portion to about 22:45 last night is what I'd have expected - it seems perfectly normal behaviour for a PN graph, without any particular high load on the line.

From 22:45 to 00:30 and from 01:00 looks like you were doing something on your line, and fits with the times of your posts last night.

Did you have your torrent running at those times? What time did you stop after 01:00?

Likewise, the little blip starting at 11:00 this morning. Was that when you tested again and got full whack?

If so, then it is interesting to see that the overall latency effect is almost identical this morning (at full whack) compared to last night (around 1/10th of the speed).

My BQM for comparison - FTTC (Extra package) without P2P going on.
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