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by paulb
Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: ADSL connections
Topic: ADSL application rejected by who??
Replies: 4
Views: 547

ADSL application apparently rejected by Daleks.

Plus! Telstra for some unknown reason, along with putting their codes back on the line, have apparently now sent another modem... which we will have to send back also... hopefully Australia Post don't lose this one. Just scanning this topic as a family member is experiencing the same problem Perhap...
by paulb
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: Other
Topic: IP Address change - Discussion
Replies: 141
Views: 25867

IP Address change later than advertised

Well, it's all rather interesting. I have been waiting since Thursday - the 3rd - for this IP change; nothing happened (using "External IP" add-on in Firefox which continuously monitors it - very convenient!) until about 15:30 yesterday when they spontaneously (no visible modem resets) changed over,...
by paulb
Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Anything else anyone wants to discuss
Topic: Practical alternatives for managing off-peak and congestion
Replies: 135
Views: 17027

Re: Practical alternatives for managing off-peak and congestion

I suppose you really need to amend this page - and any others like it - now. 01/03/09 We have maintained the 12 hour 'off peak period' when so any other 'ISPs' are decreasing their already less than useful hours And - you meant to say "so m any" :mrgreen: Perhaps you could change it to "We have at l...
by paulb
Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Anything else anyone wants to discuss
Topic: Practical alternatives for managing off-peak and congestion
Replies: 135
Views: 17027

Alternatives?

In particular, the "super-off-peak" concept of 3am-9am is already symmetrical and would act to offset the 9am-midday build up But nevertheless does represent limiting the true "off-peak" period to 10:00 (or indeed, earlier) so it hardly constitutes an "alternative". :) And my other point was that s...
by paulb
Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: Anything else anyone wants to discuss
Topic: Practical alternatives for managing off-peak and congestion
Replies: 135
Views: 17027

Re: Practical alternatives for managing off-peak and congestion

For example, 10am-midday might be at risk of becoming congested in the foreseeable future According to my readings of the traffic graphs, it now is the peak period, with "all-time highs" on the weekends since the start of this month. Am I missing something? ... while another shortening of off-peak ...
by paulb
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: Anything else anyone wants to discuss
Topic: Practical alternatives for managing off-peak and congestion
Replies: 135
Views: 17027

Re: Even worse congestion

There might be an unfortunate side effect though that more people manually download in the morning to claw back those downloads they otherwise would have started at midnight. If this is done early in the morning it will be good, but if it is done late in the morning it could lead to some level of c...
by paulb
Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Anything else anyone wants to discuss
Topic: Practical alternatives for managing off-peak and congestion
Replies: 135
Views: 17027

Even worse congestion

Even if the same total downloads are made in a reduced 10 hour window, this is a preferable situation as it pushes more downloads into the trough that occurs between 3am and 9am. There might be an unfortunate side effect though that more people manually download in the morning to claw back those do...
by paulb
Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Anything else anyone wants to discuss
Topic: Practical alternatives for managing off-peak and congestion
Replies: 135
Views: 17027

Re: Practical alternatives for mangling off-peak and congestion

With a shorter period for more downloads, I expect there would be an even greater 'cliff' at the end time than the one now at midday. Well, here's one for the books then! Whatever the "cliff" may look like, today's figures (that is, 1st of August) set an all-time record for Exetel! Therefore I woul...
by paulb
Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Anything else anyone wants to discuss
Topic: Practical alternatives for managing off-peak and congestion
Replies: 135
Views: 17027

Practical alternatives for mangling off-peak and congestion

last night at 12mn there was a slow down but NOTHING like the past months ... maybe some people have already made changes? You may have to be quick but ... take a look at the download profile for this morning - there are two peaks, one at midnight and one at 02:00. I would indeed say that someone h...
by paulb
Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Anything else anyone wants to discuss
Topic: Practical alternatives for managing off-peak and congestion
Replies: 135
Views: 17027

Practical alternatives for managing congestion

In a galaxy not so far away, Despite any best intentions, those who retained the midnight-midday option have not aided Exetel. The midday-2pm period is not congested; it is the midnight to 2am that is/was the critical issue Now that is interesting. I do not seem to have been able to obtain any respo...
by paulb
Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Products & services
Topic: Change In Off Peak/Peak Times
Replies: 395
Views: 24991

Re: Change In Off Peak/Peak Times

One question though - If it is found (which it may very well not be) that the adjustment to a 2am start across the board does not alleviate the congestion at Midnight will the off-peak times be returned to 12 hours whether it be 2am to 2pm? Tedious, but it's a good idea to carefully read through th...
by paulb
Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Products & services
Topic: Change In Off Peak/Peak Times
Replies: 395
Views: 24991

Re: Catastrophe In Off Peak/Peak Times

But what is this mysterious effect at midday? Is it manual or automatic? It is automatic download schedulers ending downloads. I'm not so sure about that, but have had a further look at the graphs to muse on exactly what these "automatic download schedulers" are . Whatever they are, they are at lea...
by paulb
Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Products & services
Topic: Change In Off Peak/Peak Times
Replies: 395
Views: 24991

Catastrophe In Off Peak/Peak Times

All of the people who changed their download period away from 12 midnight when we had that discussion will keep it after 1/8/09 as a 'thank you' for being a good Exetel "citizen". So they keep a 12 hour download period. Well, since that is exactly what I did (02:00 to 14:00), I should be happy, and...
by paulb
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Products & services
Topic: Possible Change To Off Peak Period
Replies: 761
Views: 35764

Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

We would like to thank everyone who took the trouble to make their views known and to offer some interesting ranges of advice and some innovative suggestions. ... Before June 1st we will provide an option for any customer who wishes to do so to select an alternate 'off peak' period for the followin...
by paulb
Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Products & services
Topic: Possible Change To Off Peak Period
Replies: 761
Views: 35764

Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

The general theme here seems to be favourable towards the change to 02:00 to 14:00. To me, it is generally advantageous as I would rather not be enticed to stay up until midnight in order to watch Flash videos; I certainly have no intention of being up till 2 am. :) Much better - healthier - to make...