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Standard User Xbandito
(member) Mon 30-Jan-12 14:06:58
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Speed drops for no reason


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On Friday it was running fine, downloading at roughly 16mb, yesterday it was at 1.8mb and now it is at 1.2mb. Done the normal checks etc - filters, wiring and changed wireless password (just incase). Router shows this -:
Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
WAN MER 526291 775538 0 74808521 978814762 24:28:23
LAN Up 204795 161202 0 257096274 28542960 24:29:38
WLAN Up 612667 408362 0 742483953 56794087 24:29:19
ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 16377 kbps 1108 kbps
Line Attenuation 17.0 dB 10.9 dB
Noise Margin 7.1 dB 8.7 dB

Which has been like that since the end of the ten day period, which was 6 months ago.
They did re-do all the wiring in the street just before xmas...so maybe somethings come loose.
Lodged a complaint with Sky...but 48hrs without a decent speed...arrgghh ..lol
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 30-Jan-12 14:26:44
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Re: Speed drops for no reason


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When you say the speed drops do you mean that the figure in the data
Connection Speed 16377 kbps 1108 kbps
drops from 16377 to around 1800 ?

Just checking, as it seems you are actually talking about congestion on the Sky network, which is entirely feasible. By 48 hours with out a decent speed have you tested at 1am to 8am?

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User Xbandito
(member) Tue 31-Jan-12 08:02:09
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Re: Speed drops for no reason


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Hi, no the figure in the data stays at 16377, when actually downloading, the figures are between 90 and 160kbps. Tried nearly all speedtesters and they all come up with the same figures......!
Yes just tried it, still at 160kbps, doing it after 1am might be a bit difficult.....like my bed.

That is a big drop if it is congestion on the sky network, never used to get that on BT or even in the good old days with AOL.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 31-Jan-12 10:13:30
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If the sync speeds are staying good then no need to worry about wiring.

THe price of Sky and its unlimited nature will be attracing the internet backup scene heavily, so if a few people have just discovered torrenting in your area then maybe that is the explanation. More may have opted for the more bandwidth hungry torrents than HTTP file lockers after Megaupload got closed and others changed their access rules.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User Xbandito
(member) Mon 06-Feb-12 07:51:53
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Re: Speed drops for no reason


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Well it looks like there was something dodgy on my main pc, virus, trojan etc. For when I connected the laptop to the internet, I had full speed....doh.
But the worst thing now is, I have just lost over 2TB's of data, windows 7 decided to mix the drives up and I formatted the wrong one.....doh...doh.
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