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BB Premier is a bit slow tonight

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BB Premier is a bit slow tonight

1125 Kb/s Im currently getting Sad
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BB Premier is a bit slow tonight

Erm, yeah....

2 17 ms 18 ms 18 ms lo0-plusnet.pte-ag2.plus.net [195.166.128.72]
3 17 ms 16 ms 18 ms ge0-0-0-504.pte-gw1.plus.net [84.92.4.89]
4 1798 ms 16 ms 18 ms gi1-1-22.pte-gw5.plus.net [212.159.4.7]
5 35 ms 25 ms 25 ms ge2-2.fr1.lon.llnw.net [193.203.5.68]
6 19 ms 16 ms 18 ms ag1-6-1.ar1.lon.llnw.net [68.142.84.230]
7 25 ms 24 ms 24 ms so1-15-1.ar1.ams.llnw.net [69.28.172.166]

Unusable with ping spikes of 1500 plus....
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BB Premier is a bit slow tonight

Should one blame it all on BT Wholesale though?
Alecto
Grafter
Posts: 2,886
Registered: 30-07-2007

BB Premier is a bit slow tonight

1.85mb/s on Pn speedtest three times in a row at 20.30 tonite, so it's not all bad.
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BB Premier is a bit slow tonight

My experience last night, even after rebooting everything, was that access to sites outside of plus.net and plus.com was excruciatingly slow.

Skype was passable, Usenet articles downloaded as though I were on dial-up. I hope speeds will be back to normal tonight.
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BB Premier is a bit slow tonight

Dreadful speeds again.

Ive done line checks, PC checks.. all is well apart from Plusnet's sudden speed decline.

526Kb/s all night long.

I cant run Bt Speedcheck for the reason that I work during the day and need early nights..Wink
rikmoncur
Grafter
Posts: 136
Registered: 04-08-2007

BB Premier is a bit slow tonight

my 2mb line has dropped to 761kbs.
maybe I should only be paying less than half price then?
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BB Premier is a bit slow tonight

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my 2mb line has dropped to 761kbs.
maybe I should only be paying less than half price then?
I just ran a speed test, and it returned 873.5 kbps. I'm on the 2mb service aswell.

Browsing is currently feeling like swimming through treacle, and I can't play any games (I tried a few to make sure it wasn't a particular game server). Traceroutes to various places show problems with the lo0-plusnet.pte-ag2.plus.net hop particularly (there are others, but this has considerably the largest ping).
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BB Premier is a bit slow tonight

Could you post the results of a BT Speed Test

This will deifne where the problem lies, either with PlusNet or the BT network.

There is a strong probability of exchange contention kicking in.
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BB Premier is a bit slow tonight

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Could you post the results of a BT Speed Test

This will deifne where the problem lies, either with PlusNet or the BT network.

There is a strong probability of exchange contention kicking in.
So you want me to go to a lot of trouble to find out where a problem lies? Doesn't sound like great customer service to me.

I don't have time to do it now, I'm trying to work, albeit very slowly because of the lag I have. I'll have to get to it later.
rikmoncur
Grafter
Posts: 136
Registered: 04-08-2007

BB Premier is a bit slow tonight

the bt speed test is too much of a palaver.
speed's up and down like a bride's nighty (up to 1.7 at one stage)
I expect it's some fat perv's whacking a humongous porn flick somewhere?
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BB Premier is a bit slow tonight

to be honest i think plusnet should change the way they bill us, they could charge per connection we make, and the cost per that connection = the speed of which we connect (so like if we get less that 512 we get charged less than if we got 4mbit.. even if we can get 4mbit, we dont have it for that connection Smiley
LiamM
Grafter
Posts: 5,636
Registered: 12-08-2007

BB Premier is a bit slow tonight

My speeds are fine this evening.

Unfortunately, if you're unwilling to run a BT Speedtest, then we're not going to get to the bottom of your problem.

The issue is likely to be with local contention at your exchange or on the BT network on route to Plusnet.
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BB Premier is a bit slow tonight

My contention at my local exchange has always been fine. I always check it.

I will say it again. Not all of us can stay up all night to run a BT speed test! Smiley
kitz
Rising Star
Posts: 817
Thanks: 46
Registered: 08-06-2007

BB Premier is a bit slow tonight

>>> contention at my local exchange has always been fine. I always check it.

I have little faith in the exchange checker. From personal experience BT only mark an exchange as red when speeds drop below 400kbps on a 2Mb connection. Earlier this year I recorded many sub 300kbps speed tests, yet my exchange was still showing as "green".

Doing a BT speed test is the only way for sure you are going to know what is really going on.

>> Not all of us can stay up all night to run a BT speed test!

So dont!

The best time to do a BT speed test to satisfy your own curiousity is when your speeds are slow,
Do an adsl-guide speed test during peak and if thats bad.. do a BTw speed test.. If both are similar then you know its your exchange.

The only reason you have to do one during the wee small hours is because during the early hours, its expected that exchange contention should not be so bad, and it therefore eliminates some other factors. Your first step should be doing a BT speed test when your "normal" speeds are slow.

You may also be interested in the link in tomspcs signature:-
Automatic BT Speedtester. Allows you to sleep at night