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Standard User mlmclaren
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 09-Oct-15 13:30:38
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Re: Seams VM won't be 100 200 300. After all


[re: Bryer] [link to this post]
 
could you confirm how you are testing your speed when not downloading please?
Standard User Bryer
(experienced) Fri 09-Oct-15 14:09:16
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Re: Seams VM won't be 100 200 300. After all


[re: mlmclaren] [link to this post]
 
A numerous number of different ways.

I'll run a Speedtest.net test, a speed test on here and also use test files from other sites.
Standard User mlmclaren
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 09-Oct-15 14:43:27
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Re: Seams VM won't be 100 200 300. After all


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speedtest.net isn't that reliable at showing congestion, try the following test around 5-7PM

http://labs.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/?site=omega...


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Standard User Bryer
(experienced) Fri 09-Oct-15 15:08:05
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Re: Seams VM won't be 100 200 300. After all


[re: mlmclaren] [link to this post]
 
Will do but use that one on a regular basis..

Congestion or contention?

Edited by Bryer (Fri 09-Oct-15 15:10:01)

Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Fri 09-Oct-15 15:43:38
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Re: Seams VM won't be 100 200 300. After all


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In reply to a post by Bryer:
He/she has spouted his/her mouth off several times that Virgin are saying one thing and doing another, could the STM still be in place for the seriously heavy users and they are hiding it?


He.

It could, it's not impossible, however it'd be risky given the changes to regulations now. Telewest used to have STM running unannounced in selective, busy areas well before the merger with ntl.

Certainly no-one bar a member of VM staff could say 100% they aren't, but you're the only person to have mentioned it.

EDIT: A screenshot showing DUMeter or similar as the apparent throttling kicks in would be really, really good. Congestion will tend to show as inconsistent speeds and a tail-off, throttling a steady speed, with a cliff face drop as it kicks in.

Edited by Ignitionnet (Fri 09-Oct-15 15:46:45)

Standard User Bryer
(experienced) Fri 09-Oct-15 16:07:34
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Re: Seams VM won't be 100 200 300. After all


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OK, DUmonitor is something new to me. Does it have a Mac equivalent?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 09-Oct-15 17:17:41
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Re: Seams VM won't be 100 200 300. After all


[re: Bryer] [link to this post]
 
The site parameter means that the test while looking familiar actually runs a different test method and one that is more sensitive to congestion. i.e. a single download stream rather than the six of the main tester.

It is also possible for tests to give roughly the right numbers, but the graph of the test happening show it wandering up and down more than usual.

The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User mlmclaren
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 09-Oct-15 21:15:01
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Re: Seams VM won't be 100 200 300. After all


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Did you do any tests?

In reply to a post by Bryer:
Will do but use that one on a regular basis..

Congestion or contention?


As Andrew has confirm above, the tester that I linked is a different "single thread" test that will identify issues...
Standard User ZenUserJP
(committed) Fri 09-Oct-15 21:45:53
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Re: Seams VM won't be 100 200 300. After all


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In reply to a post by Bryer:
He/she has spouted his/her mouth off several times that Virgin are saying one thing and doing another


Yes mate - based on over 20 years of being a customer. If you find this wrongful they have done things that would make your [censored] turn green.
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