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Re: Ughh... wacky inconsistant results...
said by sbrook:Yeah no kidding. I used to get a very steady 2200+ down before the caps. Now its all over the place not even anywhere close to 1500. Partly to blame is the reduced and crippled upload speed I think, as the acknowledge packets have to travel back to Rogers, and if you're trying to download at high speeds, these packets have a hard time getting back... Another possibility is that Rogers isn't full duplex, like Shaw used to be for me. With shaw, I could use my full available upstream of over 125KB/sec and still download at 600KB/sec+ without any loss of speed on either transfer. Since Rogers took over, they've switched it to half duplex, and if I send anything at my max upload speed of 20-22KB/sec, whatever I'm downloading at the time will drop to a pathetic speed, sometimes slower than the upload itself!
There is something about the way the caps work that really doesn't seem to work properly.
One would think that if you got 2 MBits/sec on a 3 MBit/sec cap, that you should get 1.5 or pretty darned close to it on a 1.5 Mbits/sec cap, but it doesn't work that way ... you'll get instead 1 Mbit/sec.
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