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    Hi all,

    Have just noticed that Newsdeamon are offering ssl encryption and 20 connections for £12. Iím currently with Newshosting on the $14 (costs me £8 odd because of international transfer). Iím on a 20Mb connection (Virgin Media) and get around 2400Kb/s when no one else is accessing it. My question is this:

    It looks as if Virgin have introduced the proposed capping system as after Iíve downloaded 4Gb between the hours of 4 & 12 the connection drastically drops giving me around 400Kb/s (8 connections maxed out at 50Kb/s which is the capping I think).

    Would the 20 connections mean Iíd get a better speed as 20 x 50 would give 1000Kb/s or does it not work that way? Also am getting paranoid that theyíre now monitoring bandwidth and downloads as a result of the capping so would the SSL encryption help regarding this?

    Hope someone knows what Iím talking about! lol

    Hope you can help!

    Killian

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    Surely you can manage at 20MB for the other 16 hours a day that you can max out your line? That must be what - 2 DVDs per hour x 16 = approx 30 DVDs in one day?

    And no, SSL only hides what traffic is being d/l, you would still be capped as your overall data d/l would still be the same, data is data no matter how much it is encrypted

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    Thought that'd be the case. The other hours are great but I'm not always at home and so half the stuff I download is when I get back from work. Tend to stop at the misses on the night so mite have to leave running overnight whilst am out.

    Will stick with Newshosting if the connections would make no difference.

    Cheers Sgt!

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    Yup, must of us leave the PC on for doing most downloading after midnight, then queue more up at brekkie if needed.

    Newzbin & Newshosting both have options to input times you need to limit your downloads, there might be more clients, but them's the 2 I use so can only comment on them, you may wish to look into that more.

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