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Again, morning's ok evenings slow.

rikmoncur
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Registered: 04-08-2007

Again, morning's ok evenings slow.

I've had this before but I've had to start a new thread.
Mornings are ok - speed up to 4Mb but evening speed drops to less than 1Mb - at the moment it's not making 500k.
The previous issue seemed to be a mistaken throttling of my speed.
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Community Veteran
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Again, morning's ok evenings slow.

What product are you on and does your peak time start at 4pm?
rikmoncur
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Re: Again, morning's ok evenings slow.

I'm on the old Premier account, peak starts at 4pm. exchange is green, stable rate is 4500.
a few speed test this evening have been between 500k and 2M.
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Re: Again, morning's ok evenings slow.

What is your total peak time usage showing for this month and last month?
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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pcoventry
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Re: Again, morning's ok evenings slow.

Now i sometimes get these mixed up. The old Broadband Premier has a peak time limit of 20GB if i recall correctly with restrictions applied at 13/17 and then 128K at 20GB, so Jelv raises a good question.
4PM is generally considered as the start of the peak time on the internet so even though the virtual path is green at the exchange you could still have 40+ people on the same port as you.
rikmoncur
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Re: Again, morning's ok evenings slow.

peak time usage is well within limits.
speed this morning is back up to 4M.
would contention reduce speed to less than 500k - that seems rather excessive?
has everyone suddenly discovered the joys of the bbc iplayer?Huh
VileReynard
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Re: Again, morning's ok evenings slow.

Quote from: rikmoncur
has everyone suddenly discovered the joys of the bbc iplayer?Huh

They won't let me do downloads.
The BBC is in league with M$.

rikmoncur
Grafter
Posts: 136
Registered: 04-08-2007

Re: Again, morning's ok evenings slow.

hmmm... solved my own problem.
mornings I'm on the desktop and speed's ok. evenings, I'm on the laptop and speed drops.
both machines were previously optimised with TCPoptimiser.
however, I noticed that the desktop was still ok in the evenings and it was just the laptop that was running slow, so I ran TCPoptimiser again on the laptop and speed's back to normal again.
Just wondering how, when nothing had been changed on the laptop, that its settings should be out of whack?