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Standard User DRW
(committed) Fri 30-Dec-16 13:13:22
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Annual Christmas Holiday speed drop


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Last two weeks the download speed has approximately halved, this service malfunction occurred last year.

See SamKnows download speed chart

Digitus Extractus Plusnet and Openreach

What a faecal network that fails when a little bit of extra load is placed on it.
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 30-Dec-16 14:18:10
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Re: Annual Christmas Holiday speed drop


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What a faecal network that fails when a little bit of extra load is placed on it.

Hmm, might be more local to you, perhaps your exchange in trouble. OR the cold weather has upset the wires in your street.

Not seeing it here - mine has this variability all year.

http://www.redsplace.co.uk/file/sn-dec2017.png

my stats:
Uptime:                 	32 days 23 hours 1 min 5 sec
			
				Downstream	Upstream
Line attenuation (dB):  	21.1		0.0
Signal attenuation (dB):	Not monitored		
Connection speed (kbps):	57821		9173
SNR margin (dB):        	6.3		6.5
Power (dBm):            	12.7		6.3
Interleave depth:       	8		1
INP:                    	47.00		0
G.INP:                  	Enabled		Not enabled


plusnet unlimited fibre 80/20 since 2 Jun 14 - Sync as of 7th Aug 16: 55,355/10,291 kbps with G.INP
17 years of UK broadband since 1999 ntl:cable modem trial -Router: Asus RT-AC68U with HG612 - BQM

Edited by jchamier (Fri 30-Dec-16 14:42:39)

Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 30-Dec-16 14:32:59
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Re: Annual Christmas Holiday speed drop


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Has your sync rate changed or are you still syncing at the same level but getting lower speed tests?

If your sync rate has dropped then it could be the plethora of Xmas tree lights whose cheap transformers are pumping out interference on the same frequencies that ADSL uses. If the sync rate hasn't changed then it could be additional load on the network but that would normally resolve in non-peak times so what do the daily graphs look like? Is it that speed all through day and night or does it run fine until a certain point and then drop off?

Edited by ian72 (Fri 30-Dec-16 14:33:54)


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Standard User mixt
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 30-Dec-16 14:43:52
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Re: Annual Christmas Holiday speed drop


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Per my automated speed tests, I too have noticed slowdowns over the Christmas period, and I'm not even with PlusNet - IDNet, using Zen's backhaul.

I think if ISPs run their infrastructure warm, squeezing every available bit of bandwidth out of it to save money, these kinds of slowdowns are to be expected. I've only noticed this issue since moving to IDNet from Zen, so in my view, they've already demonstrated they are not the fastest ISP available (even though they market themselves otherwise). On the flip side, they are a little bit cheaper than Zen, so I can tolerate this (mostly).

But yeah, a speed drop of half is bit OTT, in my opinion. Then again, it might not be, given the price you're paying?

IDNet Fibre Unlimited 55/10 with Native IPv6
Automated Hourly HTTP×6 TBB Speed Tests (3×IPv4+3×IPv6)
Previous ISPs » Zen (40/10 FTTC) | aaisp.net (40/10 FTTC) | Virgin Media (50Mb Cable) | Be* Un Limited (ADSL2+) | Zen (ADSL)
Download Maximiser | BIND GeoDNS | Are you being bløcked?
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 30-Dec-16 14:53:32
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Re: Annual Christmas Holiday speed drop


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Last two weeks the download speed has approximately halved, this service malfunction occurred last year.

I wonder if you're rebooted anything. I've seen Samknows boxes stop recording randomly.

Also if you have a separate FTTC modem & router, reboot both. You might prefer to do this first thing in the morning, than now. (usually better sync).

plusnet unlimited fibre 80/20 since 2 Jun 14 - Sync as of 7th Aug 16: 55,355/10,291 kbps with G.INP
17 years of UK broadband since 1999 ntl:cable modem trial -Router: Asus RT-AC68U with HG612 - BQM
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 30-Dec-16 14:55:28
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Re: Annual Christmas Holiday speed drop


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IDNet use Zen backhaul?

Kindness isn't going to cure the world of all its awfulness but it's a good place to begin. Daisy Ridley.
My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk. Domains, site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - AAISP Home::1 80/20. Sync 54999/16365Kbps @ 600m. BQMs - IPv4 & IPv6
Standard User mixt
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 30-Dec-16 15:02:19
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Re: Annual Christmas Holiday speed drop


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Yes.

IDNet Fibre Unlimited 55/10 with Native IPv6
Automated Hourly HTTP×6 TBB Speed Tests (3×IPv4+3×IPv6)
Previous ISPs » Zen (40/10 FTTC) | aaisp.net (40/10 FTTC) | Virgin Media (50Mb Cable) | Be* Un Limited (ADSL2+) | Zen (ADSL)
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Standard User kasg
(knowledge is power) Fri 30-Dec-16 17:48:06
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I suggest you reboot (power off/on) your Samknows box. This has happened to me a couple of times (the symptoms look identical) and the fault has been with the Samknows box and this has cured it. I have had no speed drop over the Christmas period.

Kevin

plusnet Unlimited Fibre Extra - sync 66997/19999 at around 450m - BQM
Using OpenDNS
Domains and web hosting with TSOHOST

Edited by kasg (Fri 30-Dec-16 17:49:48)

Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Fri 30-Dec-16 18:14:53
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Re: Annual Christmas Holiday speed drop


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In reply to a post by DRW:
Last two weeks the download speed has approximately halved, this service malfunction occurred last year.

See SamKnows download speed chart

Digitus Extractus Plusnet and Openreach

What a faecal network that fails when a little bit of extra load is placed on it.


I don't believe anything to do with Plusnet network over the xmas period. I am getting 74Meg download over xmas period.

Must be your exchange congestion!
Standard User kasg
(knowledge is power) Sat 31-Dec-16 12:02:51
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Must be your exchange congestion!

Or, as I said, the Samknows box. I would put money on it.

Kevin

plusnet Unlimited Fibre Extra - sync 66997/19999 at around 450m - BQM
Using OpenDNS
Domains and web hosting with TSOHOST
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