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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 09-Apr-12 13:28:20
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Which ISP can I go for (ADSL only)


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This is my current exchange:

http://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange/ESKGH

I am currently with XLN where I get around 4.3Mpbs and 350kpbs when its at its highest. Problem is they throttle you quite bad during the day meaning I cant play any games or watch any videos during the day most of the time. This is a speedtest I did just now:

http://www.speedtest.net/result/1883952690.png

Its seem ok for my exchange but with that speed I cant watch videos or play games so all I can assume is there is throttling on their part, they are a business broadband so I'm guessing that is likely.

Anyway I'm looking for someone who can give me similar speeds without throttling and at least 60gb usage. Obviously I'd love to be able to play games and watch videos during the day. I have narrowed it down to these after some research:

Zen
IDNet
ADSL24
Aquiss
Titan

Has anyone had experiences with any of them and recommend someone suitable for what I need. Also from my speedtest you can see my Ping is pretty high and not good for gaming, would changing to another ISP bring it down or is it just because of my line it will always be that high?

Thanks
Standard User _Resonance_
(learned) Mon 09-Apr-12 13:43:54
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Re: Which ISP can I go for (ADSL only)


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I have a relative on IDnet. First Class ISP. No throttling, low pings and excellent customer service.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 09-Apr-12 14:14:53
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Re: Which ISP can I go for (ADSL only)


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Multiplayer online games only requires around 0.1Mbps, you are seeing 4Mbps, so perhaps there is something other than just download speeds that are the issue

78ms ping depends on the route to the test server, what does a tracert reveal?

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 09-Apr-12 14:35:28
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Re: Which ISP can I go for (ADSL only)


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Multiplayer online games only requires around 0.1Mbps, you are seeing 4Mbps, so perhaps there is something other than just download speeds that are the issue

78ms ping depends on the route to the test server, what does a tracert reveal?


tracert?

I cant think of it being anything else. Around 11pm the speed is usually 4.5mbps and I can play game completely lag free.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 09-Apr-12 20:55:27
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http://www.thinkbroadband.com/tools/traceroute.html

A web based trace route tool

Most likely congestion, where the first sign is latency rises, then download speeds suffer

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 09-Apr-12 21:24:12
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/tools/traceroute.html

A web based trace route tool

Most likely congestion, where the first sign is latency rises, then download speeds suffer


Heres the results, Don't know what any of it means though?

http://gyazo.com/8941b3e4b4ae277a85e58113740f288c
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 09-Apr-12 21:33:26
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Very good result and shows a good ping down to london docklands, so should be fine for gaming at this time

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 09-Apr-12 21:38:22
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Hmmm frown !

That site wants me to download an exe just to see your screen dump. (After waiting umpteen seconds). No thanks frown.

How about imageshack? That's popular.

Or you could go (on a Windows computer) to Start >> Accessories >> Command Prompt
then in the new window type tracert xxxxxx
where xxxxx is the target, then press Return.

When it is done, hold CTRL and press A. The contents will change colour. Press Return.

The contents of that box are now in your Windows clipboard and you can paste it into your post here.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 09-Apr-12 21:54:18
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Just looked at it again (android so no funny popups) don't think it completed the trace to the actual ADSL connection.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 09-Apr-12 22:41:18
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Just looked at it again (android so no funny popups) don't think it completed the trace to the actual ADSL connection.


I don't [censored] is up with speedtests I do. I live in scotland but the likes of speedtest.net show my as down in england, not sure what is wrong with that
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