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just started downloading and it's very slow

GistHunter
Grafter
Posts: 32
Registered: ‎18-02-2011

just started downloading and it's very slow

Hi all
first thanks to everyone who helped with my kids xbox NAT
I've just started downloading and it's very slow when it starts I get 845-870KB/s then it drops to around 200KB/s is there anything Plusnet or I can do to improve this speed
Cheers
Gist
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bomster
Grafter
Posts: 84
Registered: ‎28-12-2011

Re: just started downloading and it's very slow

What are you downloading? If it's peer to peer then you may well be getting throttled, as it is currently a peak time.
If so, either purchase the 'Plusnet Pro addon', which is £5 a month, and removes throttling for most things, or just do your downloading after midnight, as it's usually faster and you have an unlimited amount of usage.
Tom
GistHunter
Grafter
Posts: 32
Registered: ‎18-02-2011

Re: just started downloading and it's very slow

movie from NZB --
Currently paying about £37.00 for plusnet extra -- don't really want to pay another £5 a month -- will have a go after midnight.......suspect your correct about peak time thing --- dropped to 105KB/s now
gist
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Posts: 4,915
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Registered: ‎14-07-2009

Re: just started downloading and it's very slow

Remember these speeds are kiloBytes per second.  You need to multiply by 8 to get the speed in kilobits per second, as speeds are usually quoted.