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Ok, p2p throttling is one thing, but NOW IT IS HTTP's TURN

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Ok, p2p throttling is one thing, but NOW IT IS HTTP's TURN

Evenin all

Well I've noticed that my maximum download speed seems to have dropped to a disgraceful 18Kb (anti-virus update is what alerted me to this issue).

Using speedtest.net I noticed that my maximum speeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed is 131K whilst upload is actually FASTER THAN DOWNLOAD at 303K.

PN please, see for yourself!
(Dublin server)


(London Server with similar results)

*Note the large latency differences that have NO EFFECT on speeds..

Anyone at PN feeling proud enough to explain why we're paying for this?

Don't think I've posted anything offensive in this post, just genuine facts so please don't ban me again. All I want is answers not the usual excuses. http is supposed to be prioritised as gold yet at this rate it will be competing with p2p. Funny that isn't it!
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Ok, p2p throttling is one thing, but NOW IT IS HTTP's TURN

Yep, same here...



...my connection can reach 6750 Kbps off peak - 129 Kbps is a joke - a bad joke.

PlusNet's inability to sort these issues out quickly - has to be telling us something...

.......Sad ..... :x ... :?: ..... :idea: ..... :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: ... New ISP ... Cheesy
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Ok, p2p throttling is one thing, but NOW IT IS HTTP's TURN

Still no response from the wonder guys @ PN?Huh
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Ok, p2p throttling is one thing, but NOW IT IS HTTP's TURN

The pn guys only reply when you have nice things to say about them.
Go post this on www.the-scream.co.uk let people who are thinking about signing with plusnet see how they treat there customers.
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Ok, p2p throttling is one thing, but NOW IT IS HTTP's TURN

Yeah I would but the scream isn't one of the internets biggest nor best sites for ISP feedback. It's infact quite a small site (Yes I'm a former member of the site - I always enjoyed the hardware forums they have).

Anyway thanks for the comment. PN?Huh
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Ok, p2p throttling is one thing, but NOW IT IS HTTP's TURN

Hi,

What's actual browsing like? Browsing should be fine but the changes we made on Friday:

http://usertools.plus.net/status/archive/1171650502.htm

will mean that on Broadband Plus that speedtest results and file downloads will be slower than normal but the actual browsing performance should be OK.
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What's actual browsing like? Browsing should be fine...


Possibly the wrong time of day to be asking - it's just past 11:30 P.M. and I just did a "speed test" and got 6.5Mbps http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results/id/11720147307276031161.html

However, earlier this evening, perhaps around 9:00 P.M. I was "browsing" eBay and was struck by how slowly their front page image was "built up" on screen - the impression was of being a bit like the the old days of "dial-up", although actually was probably a bit faster than dial-up..

"Browsing", as such, was feasable - but the general impression was simply not the same experience that I have come to expect from my three years of using broadband to date.

In my experience - things have deteriorated massively in just the last month.
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Hi,

What's actual browsing like? Browsing should be fine but the changes we made on Friday:

http://usertools.plus.net/status/archive/1171650502.htm

will mean that on Broadband Plus that speedtest results and file downloads will be slower than normal but the actual browsing performance should be OK.


One word: Terrible.

Not only has http browsing become painfully slow, but now your DNS is dropping dead after the first 15 mins of being online. This isn't funny.

Also I note your admission that you have throttled file downloads yet further. When did you ask us if it was ok to do this? - we're not big downloaders so why have you picked on us instead of the real heavy users?

Get your act together PN or it's going to get ugly.
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