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Usenet Speeds Through the roof

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Usenet Speeds Through the roof

At last.

My Usenext account is zooming at full throttle :lol: . For how long is anyones guess.

Has something changed?
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Mine too - and I'm downloading from external servers.

I'm hoping this isn't because they've already brought in the 15Gb allowance without announcing it, and then, when it's gone in a week or so *all* my Usenet downloads drop to a low speed. I download about 50Gb a month (90% of it off-peak) and was hoping that the 15Gb allowance would be for PlusNet's own servers as originally stated so that I can decide whether I want to download a file quickly (via the PlusNet server) or at a slower rate from a 'paid for' external server off-peak, and keep my 15Gb of PlusNet allowance for top-speed use when I need it.

Could a member of Plunet staff possibly confirm what's happening please?
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wow just tried it and I'm downloading at 230kb/s, its usually about 10kb/s at this time of the evening.
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ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh dont tell them they might stop it [mines at 210 right now ] :lol: :shock:


[Moderator's note by Mark (pcsni): Accidental duplicate post removed]
mapletree
Grafter
Posts: 644
Registered: 28-07-2007

Usenet speed

Lucky you. Mine's not working at all. :?
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Usenet Speeds Through the roof

Downloading some headers at 10KB/s now, back to normal.
Philbert
Grafter
Posts: 43
Registered: 26-08-2007

Usenet Speeds Through the roof

10KB/s?!
That's pathetic!
I'm downloading headers from my ext. usenet server on my premier account right now and it's up to... let's see... an average of 15.5KB/s right now!
That's 50% more whoosh than you nya nya nya!
Only 220KB/s slower than it should be.

Oops, update: it's now averaging 16.5Kb/s!.... no it isn't... it's 13.5.... 12.3... I can't look...
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its fine here, 230avg
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Hi

Speeds on plusnets own servers are better then external usnet servers, but they dont have the retention factor,

Certainly from the 2 dif accounts i have 1 with plusnet premier and 1 with a diff isp on 2 lines i have in the house, the non plusnet account maxs my connection out 24/7, the plusnet net account can max out on off peaktimes but between 16:00 and midnight the speeds are very slow most times 40k-50k .

thxs
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I've solved the problem of slow speeds on usenet (internal or external) I migrate out on the 3rd.
Philbert
Grafter
Posts: 43
Registered: 26-08-2007

Usenet Speeds Through the roof

Thought I'd dupe this over here from the feedback forum...

Soooo, on the 3rd November PlusNet finally send out emails acknowledging their Usenet capping/throttling/screwing down/deprivation exercise, and admitting it isn't going down too well.

So they raise it from 'Bronze' (like a 1p or 2p service - whoooo) to 'Silver' (like, up to 50p), reserving Goooold for quids-in Web and Email based services (i.e. the £££ service is for the things that hardly use any bandwidth and before you can get up to 250Kb/sec it's already arrived)... That is, however, only for the first 15Gb of usenet downloads...

Ok, I thinks, I rarely get that high anyway.

So I downloads loads of headers and find some stuff worth downloading (usually stuff I can't buy anywhere), and alllll's well, until I get to a total of 9.5Gb total downloads (i.e. for everything: web, email, and usenet, according to my AnalogX 'Netstat Live' program) for the calender month (so presumably not including the 3 post-subscription & usenet-capped days from last month when not that much happened) and now all I can consistently get is a measly average of 32Kb/sec: and that's at night from 3am onwards.

Ok, that's about 3x better than it was last month, when at times all I could get was 12Kb/sec, but it ain't what I joined up for.

Disappointing.

So does this count as acceptable customer feedback?
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Actually if you read this you may see that things are "on the move".
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Mines on fire too at 228k sec Smiley
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I've solved the problem of slow speeds on usenet (internal or external) I migrate out on the 3rd.
LMAO i think this is the best thing anyone can do now with plus net,... its getting worse every month what the hell will they cap next month.... :!: :!: :!:
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Well eclipse went down hill and so many people said come to plusnet its good, so here I am.

CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP. speed yesterday went up to a blistering 239Kbs and today as we speak its not evan 30K

So which ISP nextHuhHuhHuhHuh?Huh