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Samknows Broadband Testing

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Samknows Broadband Testing

As this thread is locked http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,144645.0.html you may be interested to know that there isn't a 40/2 option so you have to select other
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Re: Samknows Broadband Testing

Thanks, I've flagged that.
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 Chris Parr
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Re: Samknows Broadband Testing

Video testing beta
Has anyone checked how much their usage goes up when they enable the Video Test beta?
I'm pretty certain it's way more than the 13GB per month it says in the pop-up when you go to enable it.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: Samknows Broadband Testing

This is the best I can do
look at the free over night period when we don't use the connection
Red outline - normal test no streaming
Blue outline - streaming test
Yellow outline - no testing Samknows box failed
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Re: Samknows Broadband Testing

Looking at my VMBU it's gone down by between 2 and 3GB PER DAY since I disabled the video testing.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: Samknows Broadband Testing

which about ties in with my numbers as the off peak is 1/3 of the total so that would indicate about 2GB per day
I suspect that it depends on the connection speed as Netflix is dead steady at 15.6Mb/s and the odds are that it tests for a predetermined time not a predetermined download
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Re: Samknows Broadband Testing

Looks like the information on the page when you enable it look very wrong (see attached).
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: Samknows Broadband Testing

Looks like it uses up to 5GB a day, there was no one in the my house at all on Friday or Saturday and I got through nearly 6GB each day.
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Re: Samknows Broadband Testing

I've checked my usage again having gone past a normal weekday since I disabled the video test. When I first posted I was cautious to avoid over stating the issue but it's now clear I'm also seeing approaching 5GB per day drop since disabling the tests.
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Re: Samknows Broadband Testing

Usage is up to 250GB per month for 80/20 FTTC users.
See http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,145282.msg1285981.html#msg1285981
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Re: Samknows Broadband Testing

I've just disconnected my box - I'm not at all happy with the new testing regime.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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