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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Mon 30-Jan-17 15:52:41
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Re: My take on virgin media


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So 3 new users in Wifi range of you, presumably with Superhub 3's, so putting out 3x3 802.11ac 5Ghz. That's more wifi congestion.

Yes you can show us a speed test at 1am, but that just as much shows wifi congestion is less of an issue at 1am as it does anything else.

Virgin have told you it's at 80% utilisation at peak time so it still has free capacity then I guess?


The 80% is an average across a 3 or 4 hour peak period, I can't remember which, no doubt with spikes higher and lower than this level.

The last time I heard the threshold for downstream was 90% for a week during this period. At this point the group should be prioritised for upgrade.

If the load has continued to increase I fully imagine the area has been sent to the planning group.

The area is still on a 10k due to issues with either space, power, cooling or transmission capacity at the hubsite. The OP is connected to a temporary solution to deliver 12 channels rather than the 10 the older 10k deployment was restricted to, and as soon as the issues with the above are resolved his node will be connected to an E6k or cBR-8, running between 16 and 24 downstream channels to his area, and the capacity issues will disappear.

There are pockets of congestion where people are connected to limited hubsites sadly. The good side is that as soon as the hub has been upgraded the problems will go away, the down side is that the upgrades are a time consuming PITA.
Standard User arronlowley
(learned) Mon 30-Jan-17 19:15:16
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Re: My take on virgin media


[re: Ignitionnet] [link to this post]
 
saffron, the thinkbroadband speedtest is never correct for me, it never shows more than around 160, no matter when i do it, i find dslreports to be the best one.

i know the ping on speedtest is a lie anyway tongue, but anywhere at time moment in time my speed is this http://www.speedtest.net/result/6011027152.png

come 8pm and it will have dropped atleast another 50Mbps.
Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Mon 30-Jan-17 20:28:58
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come 8pm and it will have dropped atleast another 50Mbps.


Gotta love the way that wireless congestion ramps up and up towards the peak load period between 8pm and 10pm, don't you?

For me a realistic expectation would be that you can always download faster than the tier below, so in VM's case the service would be 200-300Mb. That would be okay and is how cable is sold in another country.


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Standard User arronlowley
(learned) Mon 30-Jan-17 20:32:55
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8:30pm and look at this, 170Mbps drop, how very nice

http://www.speedtest.net/result/6011222080.png
Standard User epyon
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 30-Jan-17 20:46:55
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Test wired or i don't think anyone is going to take you seriously.

If you have already then sorry i must of missed it.

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Standard User arronlowley
(learned) Mon 30-Jan-17 20:49:02
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i dont need to test it wired, i have done this many times, wired for me makes 0 difference, dont care what anyone says, my wireless is fine.

as i have said like twice, before december, i had 300/20 all day every day on wireless.
Standard User AndyHCZ
(committed) Mon 30-Jan-17 20:49:19
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How does the TBB speed test look? FTP speeds? HTTP speeds?
Standard User arronlowley
(learned) Mon 30-Jan-17 20:51:07
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[re: Ignitionnet] [link to this post]
 
the thinkbroadband speedtest is awful, its never correct

speedtest just showed 230, as kids will be going to bed.

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...

you guys try the thinkbroadband and then try dslreports.

people need to stop going on about, oh wireless this wireless that.

virgin have told me its peak time usage, its not my wireless...

Edited by arronlowley (Mon 30-Jan-17 20:52:37)

Standard User arronlowley
(learned) Mon 30-Jan-17 20:58:06
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[re: Ignitionnet] [link to this post]
 
just to clear things up. il do 3 speedtests, one on tbb, speedtest.net (beta) and dsl reports.

dslreports is html5, speedtest beta uses no flash.

speedtest.net result- http://beta.speedtest.net/result/6011277321

dslreports- http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest/9754286

tbb- http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...

do you now understand why i dont use tbb...
Standard User arronlowley
(learned) Mon 30-Jan-17 21:01:10
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and this is steam right now, so tbb speedtest was way off.

https://gyazo.com/cc8681b5e98e3345523f57ccc4d9fa5b

Edited by arronlowley (Mon 30-Jan-17 21:01:31)

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