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Standard User goatty2
(regular) Sun 09-Jun-13 11:14:58
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been on fibre at 37m since tuesday and since last night having problems with some web pages not loading very quick ( msn taking 15 seconds to load ) normally loads straight away even on o2 at 8m
Standard User blfamily
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 09-Jun-13 21:25:06
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Question

Does the speed improve late at night and first thing in the morning?

My tests show between 6am and noon I get 72mbs the throughput then drops to about 40mbs by early evening and takes a right dive and I get a result like this

Download speedachieved during the test was - 10.99 Mbps
For your connection, the acceptable range of speedsis 16 Mbps-77.44 Mbps .
Additional Information:
IP Profile for your line is - 77.44 Mbps

I haven't got a clue what is causing this PN Support have passed it onto the faults team.

Steve
Plusnet Fibre!
Standard User goatty2
(regular) Sun 09-Jun-13 21:37:23
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speed basical the same all day might be down 1m at night

http://speedtest.net/result/2762704786.png

just been on laptop and web pages load faster and thats on wi fi
strange the only things i did was install the new spybot and installed java so i could run speedtest so disabled them and no difference.
might try and uninstall them


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Standard User goatty2
(regular) Mon 10-Jun-13 10:13:18
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uninstalled spybot no difference so went to control panel and started looking at network and opened internet options and connections and found the problem, a proxy server had been set up on the lan. as soon as i stopped it everything was back to normal.
so what set up the proxy server?
the only program i had installed was spybot
Standard User WWWombat
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 10-Jun-13 10:36:27
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The kind of behaviour you describe is the same kind of issue you get when there are DNS problems, rather than a problem with the basic throughput. The few-second pauses happen while the PC fails to contact a DNS server, and then falls back to an alternative.

In reply to a post by goatty2:
a proxy server had been set up on the lan.

I guess this could explain it if the browser fails to connect to the proxy, then, after a 15 sec timeout, falls back to a direct connection instead.

so what set up the proxy server?
the only program i had installed was spybot


You might have your answer.

What was the proxy server set to?

And why did you choose to install a spybot?
Standard User WelshWArrior
(experienced) Mon 10-Jun-13 10:40:44
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Almost certainly a Virus infection I would say - especially as you haven't installed any software that would have done it.

Standard User WelshWArrior
(experienced) Mon 10-Jun-13 10:41:37
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I think the op is referring to Spybot Search and Destroy - an anti-Spyware program.

Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 10-Jun-13 10:42:23
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I would run a malware bytes scan as it's quite suspect & also a standard scan with your normal antivirus.
Standard User goatty2
(regular) Mon 10-Jun-13 13:00:46
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server was set to localhost.
I have used spybot for years and was was changing from version 2 to 2.1
Standard User goatty2
(regular) Mon 10-Jun-13 13:09:22
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ran full eset smart security scan and nothing came up
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