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HiVolt
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Toronto, ON
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reply to crazypants

Re: [DSL] VDSL - 25/7 Congestion

I've had this ever since having VDSL in march... Not as bad as crazypants', but its been consistantly below full speeds during peak hours...

As usual Speedtest.net tests are multithreaded and mask the results... but the old Java tests are accurate, but teksavvy doesnt have a java test anymore so Caneris is the only reliable one left.

10:05pm

9:00pm

7:43pm


Edit: I think I found the thread you mentioned, it's mine... Have to disregard a bit of it, as I had issues with the modem firmware being wrong for the remote, but after that was resolved the congestion factor didnt get any better.

»[DSL] Upgraded to 25/7, experiencing congestion
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Bhruic

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Honestly, I think the test is inaccurate. I got:


but just 15 mins earlier I was getting maxed out (2.5Mbps) downloads on a torrent.



TSI Support1
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Chatham, ON
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reply to HiVolt

»speedtest.cogeco.net/ is also worth trying out. I'm not sure where it's hosted though.

TSI Rizwaan



HiVolt
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reply to Bhruic

Torrents are muliththreaded... So are most speedtests...

Heck i just downloaded the XP SP3 pack, and got around 900KB/sec on a single threaded download in firefox... then i used a download manager with 8 threads and presto full speed...



HiVolt
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reply to TSI Support1

said by TSI Support1:

»speedtest.cogeco.net/ is also worth trying out. I'm not sure where it's hosted though.

TSI Rizwaan

Hey, I forgot about that one.... thanks...


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HiVolt
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And presto, by midnight it's gone...

Expand your moderator at work

crazypants

join:2011-02-25
North York, ON
reply to Bhruic

Re: [DSL] VDSL - 25/7 Congestion

Bhruic,

You seem to be having a slow down too.


Bhruic

join:2002-11-27
Toronto, ON
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I understand the test indicates I am, I just haven't seen any effects of that slow down in anything I've tried to do.


crazypants

join:2011-02-25
North York, ON

So when you download a file you get the full rate per sec?



HiVolt
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said by crazypants:

So when you download a file you get the full rate per sec?

A single file without the use of download managers, that is...

Anything that is a mulit threaded download like torrents, usenet, http with download managers masks the effects of congestion.
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crazypants

join:2011-02-25
North York, ON

ok got ya


Bhruic

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reply to crazypants

said by crazypants:

So when you download a file you get the full rate per sec?

No, but the only real downloading that I do is torrents, which as Hivolt mentions is multithreaded. Anything else I do (watch videos, etc), the decrease in maximum speed isn't a factor. I don't have any problem watching YouTube videos at 1080, for example.

Not saying that means the problem doesn't exist, just that for me, practically speaking, it has no impact on my internet experience.

crazypants

join:2011-02-25
North York, ON
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When I'm streaming live video, I get constant buffering. Youtube video at 1080 would load, but these are preloaded videos that have time to buffer and don't get effected unless at the very peak (after 9 pm)
My biggest problem is the live streaming of video which usually starts at about 7 p.m. My tracert shows that the pings go up to 200ms every 4-5th hop which interferes with the streaming.



Mike2009

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Ottawa, ON
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