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Download Speeds.

Urien
Dabbler
Posts: 14
Registered: 12-05-2008

Download Speeds.

Are you satisfied with PlusNet download speeds?
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pierre_pierre
Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Download Speeds.

very Cool
Community Veteran
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Thanks: 1,030
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Registered: 15-06-2007

Re: Download Speeds.

very as well
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 26,969
Thanks: 1,761
Fixes: 135
Registered: 14-04-2007

Re: Download Speeds.

No complaints here Smiley
I can't vote in your poll Urien as I don't monitor my download speed as a rule.

Customer and Forum Moderator.

VileReynard
Seasoned Pro
Posts: 10,999
Thanks: 265
Fixes: 11
Registered: 01-09-2007

Re: Download Speeds.

Are negative speeds possible?
Or do we subtract upload from download.

kelcou
Newbie
Posts: 7
Registered: 02-04-2008

Re: Download Speeds.

I don't want to hijack someone else's thread but seeing as you asked: Am I happy with my download speeds? Well, no tbh.
I'm sure it's coincidental, but since downgrading to a cheaper monthly option - I wasn't using anywhere near my allocated usage - the net seems very slow and lethargic at times. (Often between 10pm and midnightish).
For example, very often it is virtually impossible to watch bbc iplayer. It's like watching occasionally changing still photos with commentary! Hopeless.
Never had a problem before...  Undecided
Rae
matthewk1971
Grafter
Posts: 38
Registered: 30-09-2007

Re: Download Speeds.

My line speed is generally 6-7mb.
Today it is only 5, not too much of a problem, but....every day at tea time plusnets traffic managment kicks in, and it can't be very well managed.
The last two evening I have spent 90 minutes downloading the latest MSN live update, and tonight, 3 hours after I started trying I am still trying to download the update for football manager live.
It is not a huge file, and I totally understand p2p or usenet managment, but why the hell is http download so heavily restricted, after all, almost everything you do online uses it.
Tonights attempt actually shows me the speed it has, and while a speed test shows 5mb, the file I am downloading spends most of it's time coming in at 2-5kb/s, and sometimes gets up to 24kb/s......
Dial up was faster than this rubbish!
198kHz
Aspiring Champion
Posts: 3,489
Thanks: 421
Fixes: 11
Registered: 30-07-2008

Re: Download Speeds.

Never had a speed issue since migrating in Jul '08 - very happy with PN  Cool
Remember you are unique - just like everyone else
pierre_pierre
Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Download Speeds.

in general M$S downloads are in a class that is one of the worst to be throttled they come from download servers see http://www.kitz.co.uk/isp/plusnet_shaping.htm