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Why do my speeds vary so much?

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Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: Why do my speeds vary so much?

I am on a cheapy laptop and the download buffer was ahead of the play on HD, and thats on PN Value
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Grafter
Posts: 30
Registered: ‎22-05-2009

Re: Why do my speeds vary so much?

Thanks Pierre_pierre, mine is too at the moment. I doubt that will be the case for long though. It seems very erratic.
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Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: Why do my speeds vary so much?

but it was juddery on the buffered file, it was OK on normal resolution (not HD) going to look at some of your other nice videos, but am going swimming soon. Cool
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Grafter
Posts: 30
Registered: ‎22-05-2009

Re: Why do my speeds vary so much?

If the problem is that video streaming / progressive downloads is being throttled at busy periods (which I think is the case) do Plusnet offer an account where that doesn't happen?
Paul.
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Registered: ‎10-04-2007

Re: Why do my speeds vary so much?

http://www.plus.net/residential/broadband/pro.shtml
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
   Why I have left Plusnet (warning: long post!)   
Broadband: Andrews & Arnold Home::1 (FTTC 80/20)
Line rental: Pulse 8 Home Line Rental (£14.40/month)
Mobile: iD mobile (£4/month)
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Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: Why do my speeds vary so much?

its not the streaming, the Fuji in HD was ahead of the viewing by a fair anount but it was still juddery  - the left hand end of trace is non hd the rh HD
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Grafter
Posts: 30
Registered: ‎22-05-2009

Re: Why do my speeds vary so much?

I'm totally baffled by the product range. The Pro account says that everything has no restrictions, but it's only  20Gb limit.
The account I'm on (Premier option 1) has the same limit but it only applies between 4pm and midnight. It also states the following...
"We set speed restrictions on certain types of Internet activities, so that real-time activities such as gaming, broadband phone calls and video streaming don't slow down as a result of heavy network traffic." So according to that video streaming shouldn't slow down.
Looking at the account specs https://portal.plus.net/support/broadband/products/archive/bb_premier1.shtml it's hard to know if pro will offer a faster delivery of video or not.
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Registered: ‎10-04-2007

Re: Why do my speeds vary so much?

Premier will prioritise streaming traffic if it recognises it as streaming traffic. Pro prioritises all traffic.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
   Why I have left Plusnet (warning: long post!)   
Broadband: Andrews & Arnold Home::1 (FTTC 80/20)
Line rental: Pulse 8 Home Line Rental (£14.40/month)
Mobile: iD mobile (£4/month)
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Grafter
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Registered: ‎05-04-2007

Re:Why do my speeds vary so much?

What does a Wireshark capture say when you're having problems?