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by sonicBlue
Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:03 am
Forum: Archived threads
Topic: Slow speed
Replies: 64
Views: 8633

All sites outside of exetel though are incredibly slow during offpeak, Youtube is painfully slow to watch, compared to during peak where it will usually finish downloading the entire video in a half the time it takes to watch it. From international sites that I usually download from at 300+KB/s dur...
by sonicBlue
Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: Archived threads
Topic: Slow speed
Replies: 64
Views: 8633

sunken wrote:Hi

Sooo.. what's with this?

ha, look at mine

That was at 2:30am.
by sonicBlue
Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Archived threads
Topic: Slow speed
Replies: 64
Views: 8633

I notice Powertel ADSL2 is no longer being sold. If speed complaints were the cause of that, I would say it was a good move by Exetel :)

Also glad to read ForumAdmin's posts about all the changes that are being made to improve the service. Very encouraging indeed.

cheers
by sonicBlue
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: Archived threads
Topic: "Fair Play" pool poll
Replies: 16
Views: 1909

205kB/sec off peak is fantastic. I only complain when I get <256k (32kB/sec), which unfortunately, happens every night :(
by sonicBlue
Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: Archived threads
Topic: Slow speed
Replies: 64
Views: 8633

tocpcs wrote:I assume you aren't running any P2P applications when trying to test your speed?
Of course not.
by sonicBlue
Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Archived threads
Topic: Slow speed
Replies: 64
Views: 8633

I'm not saying that is the problem you are facing. Just saying if you supplied the information it would aid diagnoses greatly. Of course I have already contacted residental support about the issue and forwarded all of my speed tests, ping and traceroute information as requested by them. Should I po...
by sonicBlue
Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Archived threads
Topic: Slow speed
Replies: 64
Views: 8633

As for the second part of your question, it's often hard to tell what causes such problems. A tracert (not a ping) can help, reports on additional downloads help a lot (but they need to be done at the same time or it is useless information) and site names help too. Sometimes big sites like Yahoo, M...
by sonicBlue
Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Archived threads
Topic: Slow speed
Replies: 64
Views: 8633

But some users have reported getting totally fine speeds after midnight, so maybe the bandwidth just isn't being spread evenly to all customers.

The fact that my http speeds are slower than P2P during off peak isn't right either.
by sonicBlue
Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Archived threads
Topic: HTTP speed poll
Replies: 8
Views: 1174

speedtest.net seems excellent for testing and more reliable that any other speed test. I get faster speed tests from speedtest.net than from the exetel speed test. Same here, it's an excellent site. I like how it keeps a log of every single test you've performed, which can be exported to a spreadsh...
by sonicBlue
Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Archived threads
Topic: "Fair Play" pool poll
Replies: 16
Views: 1909

What is your testing method? 1. Multiple local and international speedtest.net tests to servers which I know are decent as I always get good (2mbit+) speed to them during peak, and then averaging the results. 2. Downloading a file from download.com, cnet.com etc. 3. Trying to stream a youtube.com v...
by sonicBlue
Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Archived threads
Topic: "Fair Play" pool poll
Replies: 16
Views: 1909

tocpcs wrote:I doubt anyone would be 'willing' to do it for such an insignificant issue
Insiginificant issue?

I'm sure if your connection was hobbled to <256k between the hours of midnight and ~6am, you might consider it "significant" :)

It has been this way every night since I joined Exetel.
by sonicBlue
Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Archived threads
Topic: HTTP speed poll
Replies: 8
Views: 1174

What you could do is open the LAN status icon in the system tray and count how many kB are received per second (I think it updates every second). No. This would equate to a 70KB-300KB speed test at ozspeedtest.com. More accurately, it would be like performing 100 x 5KB speed tests as your browser r...
by sonicBlue
Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Archived threads
Topic: "Fair Play" pool poll
Replies: 16
Views: 1909

HTTP/Gamaes/nntp/VoIP/Video is all given a separate, protected, bandwidth allowance greater than the peak required with all other bandwidth used up by P2P. Wow, I think there must be something wrong with my account then, because I am always getting shockingly slow <256k http after midnight, and my ...
by sonicBlue
Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Archived threads
Topic: "Fair Play" pool poll
Replies: 16
Views: 1909

HTTP/Gamaes/nntp/VoIP/Video is all given a separate, protected, bandwidth allowance greater than the peak required with all other bandwidth used up by P2P. Wow, I think there must be something wrong with my account then, because I am always getting shockingly slow <256k http after midnight, and my ...
by sonicBlue
Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Archived threads
Topic: HTTP speed poll
Replies: 8
Views: 1174

Very difficult to test speeds to sites that are usually used just for browsing. I think the speedtest.net will be the only usable site for international download tests. That is true. What you could do is open the LAN status icon in the system tray and count how many kB are received per second (I th...