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Standard User mbames
(member) Fri 12-Jan-18 14:32:42
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Re: Single thread issue


[re: jcrocker] [link to this post]
 
As I started this thread, a quick update in order - although I'm not quite sure what to say.

Some minutes performance is terrible (even on a threaded speed test) and then minutes later is is back to looking ok.

I'm sure that performance isn't as good as when I was on Sky, but that is only a feeling. Things worked back then so I didn't really have the need to monitor things. I do have a Sam Knows white box, so I shall look back over the graphs it generates and see if there is a noticeable drop in performance.

Also worrying, is that the targeted ads on Facebook for ebay show something things I have been searching for, and some other seriously dodgy stuff, and just weird random stuff - barns, bitcoin mining stuff, etc. I guess that is based on my WAN IP address, as I don't see the same dodgy stuff when I use my Surface at work on the wifi there (thankfully!)

Sky avg downoad speed was 36.6 in Dec, but since switch to vf it has dropped to about 32Mbps according to SamKnows. Although the number of tests carried out on same days over the festive period was very low (more people in the house, so I guess more internet usage). For 2 days when I was at work this week the min test results showed 15.0 and 13.1Mbps, but also a max of 37.2Mbps on the same days, so pretty variable. On those days I was here pretty much only to sleep - no real internet use other than my phone checking for emails, etc. Certainly no large ISO downloads or streaming of TV programs.

Vodafone Fibre (40/10), Draytek 130, DrayTek 2925, DrayTek AP-910c x 2
(Gone but not forgotten: AP-700, 2820n x 2, 2800vg, 2800, HG612)

Speedtests:
ThinkBB - Mini | ThinkBB - Full | Speedtest.net
Standard User mbames
(member) Fri 19-Jan-18 11:31:48
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Re: Single thread issue


[re: jcrocker] [link to this post]
 
You can tell the speedtester to user other servers.

I've spoken to vf, and they state that when you sign up and they give you guaranteed minimum speed (in my case 35Mbps) is for a multi-threaded download and not for a single thread. Obviously they don't go into that detail on the phone at sign up time, and they never sent me my confirmation / cooling off letter, so I can't check the finer print in that either.

Performance seems very variable, some minutes it is fine, others dog slow.

My SamKnows box has logged max speeds as low as 13Mbps (when there has been no one in the house), but other days up to ~36.

vf tech support don't seem to understand the difference between wired and wifi connections, as one lady I spoke to believed that splitting the wifi channels was going to help issues with my wired PC.

Vodafone Fibre (40/10), Draytek 130, DrayTek 2925, DrayTek AP-910c x 2
(Gone but not forgotten: AP-700, 2820n x 2, 2800vg, 2800, HG612)

Speedtests:
ThinkBB - Mini | ThinkBB - Full | Speedtest.net
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