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Internet on a go slow?

Community Veteran
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Registered: 02-08-2007

Internet on a go slow?

Is it just me or is everything on a go slow this afternoon? I am reinstalling XP on a computer and everything is slow, Windows update, Adobe reader etc. I am getting download speeds of about 8Kbps/s when I usually get about 230Kbps/s. It is going to take weeks at this rate and I need to have this computer finished today.
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pierre_pierre
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Internet on a go slow?

just tried a small test, 24 web cams on one page from aroung the world  Aus, spain, scotland, wales, and a few stupid flash,  80-200 kBs
Community Veteran
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Re: Internet on a go slow?

Its not all sites. This forum and my plus net webspace is fine for example. Just Adobe and Windows Update which I just happen to need right at this minute.
Half an hour to download IE7 at 14.7Mb!!
Community Veteran
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Re: Internet on a go slow?

I also had to activate Windows over the phone (which I hate) after several failed attempts to do it online.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Internet on a go slow?

it came up very recently that M$S is a throttled download site, depends on your package what the throttle is but after 1600 is a bad time
Community Veteran
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Re: Internet on a go slow?

Currently 5.94K/s! That is completely unfair! I have seen faster dial-up connections. Adobe must be the same. I have never came accross the problem as I normally work quite late at night.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Internet on a go slow?

try this page for a quick look at time and throttle http://usergroup.plus.net/070920_bbywcomp3.php
Community Veteran
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Registered: 02-08-2007

Re: Internet on a go slow?

My package is not listed. I am the old Broadband Premier Option 1. Besides I am currently experienceing much slower speeds than is listed there anyway.
Community Veteran
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Re: Internet on a go slow?

Good thing I have a big UPS cos I think we may exhaust the worlds coal reserves for my local power station by the time this download finishes!  Grin
pierre_pierre
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Re: Internet on a go slow?

the other thread I was looking for was http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,72618.0.html  it talks about M$S on the first page
techguy
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Re: Internet on a go slow?

downloading stuff from MS seems to be particularly slow, took a long time to upgrade messenger and my PN connection is just under 1.5 meg at the min.
Has the throttling on MS been stepped up recently as it seems to have got slower than before?
techguy
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Re: Internet on a go slow?

I think MS should be a special case as these downloads are necessary to maintain the security of a system which is of course an issue for all ISPs.
Community Veteran
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Re: Internet on a go slow?

I think I should go back to working in middle of the night when I am actually able to download stuff!  Angry
Community Veteran
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Re: Internet on a go slow?

I was going to install Windows Live Messenger on this machine but it will just be quicker to order the CD through the post.
techguy
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Re: Internet on a go slow?

I do hope this is sorted as updates aren't really optional and I definitely think things have slowed recently.