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whats up with USENET speeds?

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whats up with USENET speeds?

My speeds are bouncing from 1kb/s - 20kb/s. I've tested with Giganews and Newshosting. I'm not managed and my speedtest results show nothing wrong.


Anyone else having this problem?
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Community Gaffer
Community Gaffer
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whats up with USENET speeds?

What account package are you on and how many threads do you have running to the server?

We're seeing slower than normal speeds across silver traffic at the moment due to the level of packet drops being seen. Take a look here.

There's a service status posting thread about FTP speeds. When it's next updated I'll change the title and content to reflect the fact that Usenet is affected too.

Kind Rgds,

Bob Pullen
Plusnet Products Team
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whats up with USENET speeds?

P2P is the same, Bob. I'm on Business, so it's in the silver queue, and it basically doesn't work. Sits at 800b/s from at least 7am in the morning, throughout the entire day.
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whats up with USENET speeds?

There's any number of posts in here about problems with the lower priority protocols at present for people on BB+ and Premier accounts.

If you are on one of those accounts and your usage is not that high you may find switching to PAYG would give you an instant improvement - a number of people have made the switch recently and reported back to confirm this.

I wrote some notes about Changing to PAYG which you may find useful.
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James
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Registered: 04-04-2007

whats up with USENET speeds?

I can confirm that I was seeing ~ 4-9KB/s on Usenet last night.
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whats up with USENET speeds?

Something has seriously got to be done to address these slow speed issues. I don't think any of us in their right minds are expecting line speeds for Usenet and P2P, but both items should be at least usable.
Studio_Two
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Registered: 30-07-2007

whats up with USENET speeds?

Hello,

I'm getting less than 20KB/s with Astraweb. An estimated 10Hrs for just a few hundred MB. :shock:

I'm using BB Premier.
Community Veteran
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whats up with USENET speeds?

20KB/s Wow

The best I am getting on Limewire with a download is 3-5KB/s Sad
Estimated time for my download to comlete is varying from 1 to 3 DAYS Evil
paulgul
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Registered: 05-04-2007

whats up with USENET speeds?

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We're seeing slower than normal speeds across silver traffic at the moment due to the level of packet drops being seen. Take a look here.

Kind Rgds,


Even the graphs seemed to have given up Wink