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JJ
Grafter
Posts: 229
Registered: 12-08-2007

RIN slow

I have noticed that my internet connection has been slow during the last week or so and put it down to exchange congestion. However tonight I logged on to PN rather than via BT’s RIN network and got a substantial increase in speed.

Time 19:55

RIN connection 1555
PN connection 3600

Tried it a couple of times PN actually got to 5600

I am not certain if I should be praising PN’s management system or complaining about abysmal speeds on BT’s RIN connection

Anyone else noticed a slowdown ?

John H
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JJ
Grafter
Posts: 229
Registered: 12-08-2007

RIN slow

Just done another test 20:10 using Think broadband speed tester

via PN 5.1M
Via RIN 1.1M

JohnH
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Registered: 04-04-2007

RIN slow

I don't remember seeing any other reports but I'll keep a look out to see if there are any.
Community Veteran
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Registered: 15-06-2007

RIN slow

Just checked using bbmax and speedtest.net
RIN about 1,000kbps
PlusNet about 2700kbps (IP rate 3000kbps)
BT speedtester was too busy

EDIT - two more tests on bbmax
RIN 1122kbps
PlusNet 2859kbps
Novocastrian
Grafter
Posts: 90
Registered: 30-07-2007

RIN slow

I have had the same problem tonight.
around 500kbps on RIN
nearer 5000kbps on PN

Yet a bt speedtest while connected via RIN brought fairly respectable results.

Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
IP profile for your line is - 5000 kbps
DSL connection rate: 448 kbps(UP-STREAM) 6592 kbps(DOWN-STREAM)
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 4742 kbps
N/A

RIN slow

I have had the same experience as jheffer.
By PN's speedtest, 9.28 pm this evening:
RIN: 956 and 1160kb/s (two tests)
PN 6.11Mb/s
Even slower results for RIN earlier this eve. It's seemed slow for a week or so.

RIN worked at normal speed early this morning - 1 or 2am.

I have no problems actually connecting. It's just slow.
Maybe I should raise a ticket but it seems I'm not the only one suffering.
Cheers
Ian H
JJ
Grafter
Posts: 229
Registered: 12-08-2007

RIN slow

Checked today 16.53

RIN 6553
PN 7184

Big improvement.

Anyone from PN know what the problem was with the RIN conection thats been fixed since we noticed it?

JohnH
N/A

RIN slow

I'm still only getting 1.64Mb/s on RIN - 8pm this evening.
Again at 8.30:
RIN - 1.97
PN - 5.91
RIN again - 1.44
All using PN's speedtester.

I don't think it's fixed.
Ian H
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Registered: 15-06-2007

RIN slow

Quick sequence of tests
PN 2925
RIN 2513
RIN 2572
PN 3072
Difference reduced but still there
JJ
Grafter
Posts: 229
Registered: 12-08-2007

RIN slow

You are right it's not fixed

RIN 2966
PN 7214

Time 22.23

so is it country wide or just a certain area

I'm on esr12, Faraday3

Pings are fine, 10ms to www.bbc.co.uk

JohnH
N/A

RIN slow

me I'm in London. Looks widespread, but few reports on this thread.
Just tried RIN speed again - 5371, at 00.38 am.
Similar ping times to yours.
Looks rather like evening congestion...but then why was there no problem till recently, & why such a big slowdown? Have never had this on PN. Something is up. Can't complain too much I guess...can always switch back to PN.
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RIN slow

Latest tests
RIN
BBmax 1444
Speedtest.net 2030
PN
BBmax 2317
Speedtest.net 2656

Still a significant difference.
JJ
Grafter
Posts: 229
Registered: 12-08-2007

RIN slow

Mine are:-

Using broadband max
time 22:10

RIN 2442
PN 5882

The RIN speed test starts off slowly, speeds up and then slows down. Whilst the PN test is, more or less, the same speed throughout the test.

Pings are ok

JohnH
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RIN slow

just managed to get the bt tester to work on RIN
Quote
IP profile for your line is - 3000 kbps
DSL connection rate: 448 kbps(UP-STREAM) 4256 kbps(DOWN-STREAM)
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 2286 kbps
JJ
Grafter
Posts: 229
Registered: 12-08-2007

RIN slow

Is PAYG RIN still classed as a trial?

If so is anyone interested in this

JohnH