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Usenet Throttling??

valve90210
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Usenet Throttling??

HI
Just been doing a bit of downloading on usenet (using Usenext). To start I was getting full line speed, approx. 7mb a second, but now it has dropped right down to 3mb a second, no one else in the house using the internet at all so nothing like iplayer competing for bandwidth...
Also did a speed test and got my full speed as usual, seems like usenet is being throttled, is this likely?
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Re: Usenet Throttling??

Are you on Unlimited?
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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valve90210
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Re: Usenet Throttling??

yeah I'm on unlimited fibre...
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Re: Usenet Throttling??

Which server are you downloading from and how many connections?
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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valve90210
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Re: Usenet Throttling??

It's Usenext and I have 5 connections, most of the time it'll max out my connection but tonight it's about half speed...
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Re: Usenet Throttling??

See if the speed improves with more connections - 5 isn't that many.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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valve90210
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Re: Usenet Throttling??

just had another look, seems the files it's currently downloading are on a different server tweaknews.eu so that might be the cause,  will test something else on my usenext server to see if it's just tweaknews that is slow
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Re: Usenet Throttling??

Just done a search and there's a few recent posts about tweaknews speeds around the net.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: Usenet Throttling??

Please let us know if you have any further problems with different servers - you shouldn't be seeing any issues from us.
Chris Pettitt
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