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Standard User supacrap
(committed) Thu 02-Feb-12 00:42:39
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Are Virgin now capping the speed of all SSL news connections


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Just gone to use my news client and it is stuck at a steady 1.5 MB/s.

I have been using an alternative SSL port since Virgin started capping the default port a while ago and always get a solid 6.00MB/s

Not had any speed problems with Virgin since the couple of years I have been using them. Not seen any new installs near me lately so not sure if it is congestion but as it is steady at 1.5MB/s no matter what SSL port I use suggests Virgin have started to cap these ports also.

Anybody else able to reach their maximum speed on alternative SSL ports?

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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Thu 02-Feb-12 10:21:02
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Re: Are Virgin now capping the speed of all SSL news connect


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I thought 119 was always limited?

i cant help right now but I have service being installed later i'd be happy to try then if no one else has smile
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Thu 02-Feb-12 13:46:44
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Full steam ahead on giganews here port 563 smile


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Standard User supacrap
(committed) Fri 03-Feb-12 19:32:58
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Re: Are Virgin now capping the speed of all SSL news connect


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Just confirmed Virign are definately capping speed on the usenet ports.

I'm getting my 50MB on all speedtests at speedtest.net, bbmax and thinkbroadband speedtests.

When downloading throught my news reader I am restricted to 1.5MB.

I have tested this using my usenet server accounts and astraweb accounts, getting the same speed on both.

Tested using ports 563, 443 and 8080.

Even slower when using the none SSL ports.

VirginMedia 50meg smile
Standard User saturn_uranus
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 03-Feb-12 20:11:41
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Re: Are Virgin now capping the speed of all SSL news connect


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In reply to a post by pcoventry76:
Full steam ahead on giganews here port 563 smile


An odd oversight that, on Virgin Medias part. Considering that all other Usenet related ports are throttled to hell, it seems odd that they've left that one out. Saying that it doesn't seem to be a workaround for everyone. It certainly works for me at the moment, but the day 563 stops providing a workaround to this nonsense, I shall be upping sticks.

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Virgin media 50Mb formerly be* Pro

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Standard User Sark
(legend) Fri 03-Feb-12 23:19:41
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Yes, I've noticed this as well. I'm not 100% sure but I think there is now a cap on the amount of port 443 SSL data you can transfer before the restrictions kick in. It doesn't happen immediately though.

John.
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Sat 04-Feb-12 00:10:06
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im using Giganews right now on 563 getting 98.2mbps...

So erm...
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Sat 04-Feb-12 00:16:48
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443? im using another port smile

vyprvpn does its job too smile

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Standard User supacrap
(committed) Sat 04-Feb-12 16:47:24
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Who you using for vpn at the moment?

I think if things don't pick up I will have to go that route.

VirginMedia 50meg smile
Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Sat 04-Feb-12 18:15:49
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In reply to a post by supacrap:
Who you using for vpn at the moment?

I think if things don't pick up I will have to go that route.


Could always, you know, buy the stuff or wait for it to come to UK TV instead of paying for VPN and news service.

Scary prospect I know.
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