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someshawguy

@shawcable.net
reply to Jopon

Re: Shaw uses some sneaky kind of new throttling.

shaw isn't throttling but i won't deny Shaw is indeed using sneaky unethical legal methods to limit performance for streaming, gaming, etc. during the busy hours.


rustydusty

join:2009-09-29
Red Deer, AB
said by someshawguy :

shaw isn't throttling but i won't deny Shaw is indeed using sneaky unethical legal methods to limit performance for streaming, gaming, etc. during the busy hours.

That's throttling, in your own twisted description. None of which I have ever seen.

kevinds
Premium
join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
kudos:3
Congestion is an unethical legal method you know rustydusty....


rustydusty

join:2009-09-29
Red Deer, AB
reply to Jopon
Damn them!


Mister M

join:2010-05-01
Vancouver, BC
reply to rustydusty
said by rustydusty:

That's throttling, in your own twisted description. None of which I have ever seen.

:YAWN:


rustydusty

join:2009-09-29
Red Deer, AB
said by Mister M:

said by rustydusty:

That's throttling, in your own twisted description. None of which I have ever seen.

:YAWN:

Indeed, his post is very tiring to read.

KernelKurtz

join:2012-06-25
reply to Doonz
But to be honest when I first got on the 250/15 I wasn't happy with the speeds I was receiving. I was basically capping off at 14MB/s. SO i fired up a ram drive to see if the bottle neck was the mechanical drives and it was.

KernelKurtz

join:2012-06-25
So that didn't work the way I thought it would.......

Anyway, a lot of people probably don't realize how limiting disc speed is. I work for the local municipal government, and we have a fairly large fiber MAN (as well as a lot of leased TLS/VPLS from Shaw), and to qualify fiber, as well as typical OTDR and loss tests, we use two laptops running Knoppix (any live distro would do) to do FTP transfers over it. With files loaded directly into RAM we can get pretty close to a full Gb/s between even some fairly old laptops. This lets us move a lot of traffic to look for errors on interfaces and such as well.

Also, Glasnnost is another app to test for shaping/throttling

»broadband.mpi-sws.org/transparen···test.php

ruiner

join:2012-03-10
Canada
Except even most fairly recent laptop drives can sustain a 30 MB/s write speed in Windows. I have 2 laptops that are 3 and 4 yrs old. The 3 yr old can hold around 33 MB/s and the 4 yr old budget laptop can handle around 25 MB/s.

Even my NAS with a 1 GHz embedded SoC can handle > 30 MB/s write.

Doonz

join:2010-11-27
Beaumont, AB
said by ruiner:

Except even most fairly recent laptop drives can sustain a 30 MB/s write speed in Windows. I have 2 laptops that are 3 and 4 yrs old. The 3 yr old can hold around 33 MB/s and the 4 yr old budget laptop can handle around 25 MB/s.

Even my NAS with a 1 GHz embedded SoC can handle > 30 MB/s write.

Which drives would those be?

familypizza

join:2013-01-07
take your pick...
»www.tomshardware.com/reviews/500···0-8.html

the numbers quoted are very typical speeds for 4 year old laptop hard drives... as shown in the charts.

Doonz

join:2010-11-27
Beaumont, AB
reply to Jopon
Ah yes benchmarks. The gauge of real world performance.

ruiner

join:2012-03-10
Canada
This is over my Gb network to the 4 year old laptop as I don't have the other one on hand right now.

kevinds
Premium
join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
kudos:3
That is a large image for OpenWRT no?

Doonz

join:2010-11-27
Beaumont, AB
reply to ruiner
said by ruiner:

This is over my Gb network to the 4 year old laptop as I don't have the other one on hand right now.

Looks nice. Disk IO?

ruiner

join:2012-03-10
Canada
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Then you consider the fact that speedtest doesn't do any disk I/O and take a look at a mechanical desktop drive from 2009 receiving a file over a Gb network and you start to see that it must have been something else limiting his performance.

The cheap WD NAS I was copying from was also streaming media at the time which is why the performance kept dropping to around 50 MB/s.