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Thread: Very slow speeds, what could be causing this?

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    Mr Kennedy's Avatar I'm Freaking Out!
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    Hi signed up to Astraweb and at first the speeds were great 850kbps (8mb) but now its just managing to get around 8.5kbps.

    What could be causing this?

    I doubt it's my isp as they have never cut back my speed and am unlimted with them. (They are a small company, but a great one)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Kennedy View Post
    Hi signed up to Astraweb and at first the speeds were great 850kbps (8mb) but now its just managing to get around 8.5kbps.

    What could be causing this?

    I doubt it's my isp as they have never cut back my speed and am unlimted with them. (They are a small company, but a great one)

    8Mb/s = 1MB/s = 1024KB/s (B:byte; b:bit)

    You need to install a bandwidth monitor software for example DUMeter, download as much as you can at 24 hours a days to test your download speed.

    Try another NG (GigaNews because it's fastest) to download if speed doesn't match the value above, use encrypt SSL and/or choose port 80 (instead of 119).

    Sometimes, ISP can detect encrypted UseNet NNTP packets and still throttle them (even encrypted SSL connection), in this situation, just change your ISP.
    Last edited by stephenchow; 06-09-2007 at 07:26 AM.

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    Mr Kennedy's Avatar I'm Freaking Out!
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    Changed it to 80 as suggested and seems like its ok so far.

    Thanks I'm getting 6.6mbps (think my line can go up to 8)

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