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    VM 10meg connection 540kb is it running slow for anyone else in portsmouth/southampton area or am i being told off?

    anyone else got it running really slow- speedtest.net

    odd thing is upload is still at 500kb (its norm)...

    as in is there a problem or are they trying somthing or am i being capped for using to much of the connection i amentitled to for bogus *cough* reasons and not the fact that they decided to offer a service they could not sustain?

    thanks

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    Original Poster

    or anyone know if it is capping, as in anyone have past knowledge? and if it is will i be getting a letter?

    capping happens between 4 and 9PM and basically if you download more than 300Mb within that time you get throttled (capped) to 1MB (download @ 119KB/s)(roughly) for 5 hours.

    I'm on 10MB in the Nottingham area and currently getting:
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/352217995.png

    I get throttled basically every day and haven't been "told off" yet.

    You havent been capped.

    It happens between 10am and 9pm. You need to download 1.2gb if you are on a 10meg connection, and then you get throttled down to 2.5meg.

    deathtrap3000;3403001

    You havent been capped. It happens between 10am and 9pm. You need to … You havent been capped. It happens between 10am and 9pm. You need to download 1.2gb if you are on a 10meg connection, and then you get throttled down to 2.5meg.


    I think I may be quoting 2Mb. I thought they were all the same - i only upgraded to 10Mb last month.

    t0mm;3403016

    I think I may be quoting 2Mb. I thought they were all the same - i only … I think I may be quoting 2Mb. I thought they were all the same - i only upgraded to 10Mb last month.



    Take a look at this page for more details.
    allyours.virginmedia.com/htm…tml

    Interesting thread.

    Well I have just done mine @ 09:16 and I'll try again tonight after the late shift and see what I get then....

    Virgin Media Cable 20mb
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/352317603.png

    Welcome to my world.

    Original Poster

    thanks for all the info i normall lock it to a 100down 20up but obviously that was to much then, though what is odd i though they would have let it back up instead im up to 700kb but no where near all the way there...

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/352372595.png

    Original Poster

    lawe;3403400

    Interesting thread.Well I have just done mine @ 09:16 and I'll try again … Interesting thread.Well I have just done mine @ 09:16 and I'll try again tonight after the late shift and see what I get then....Virgin Media Cable 20mb



    that is quite impressive :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    deathtrap3000;3403069

    Take a look at this page for more … Take a look at this page for more details.http://allyours.virginmedia.com/html/internet/traffic.html



    interesting but also rubbish as i should still have 2.5meg... assuming i am being throttled

    I got the top tier 8mb package with BT and i'm lucky to get dialup speeds at peak time because I dare to use the speed I pay for. :x

    Honestly what do they expect me to do with an 8mb connection, just check emails? :?

    Do you live out in the country somewhere? You may be getting low speeds because you're a long way from the exchange (especially if you've been told you're too far away for ADSL).

    I'm thinking of switching to sky unlimited broadband when I move as they haven't put any caps etc in place as of yet. I read a which? survey report about a week ago about how ISP's don't mention the capping and most of them have stupid caps like download 30gb in a month and you get cut off. I'm on virgin 10meg and download about 1.3gb a day and get capped it's really annoying. Am I correct to believe Telewest didn't cap there internet?

    Well I remembered!
    Here is the late test @ 01:28

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/352722472.png

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/352728962.png

    t'is mine tonight.

    Original Poster

    EndlessWaves;3405300

    Do you live out in the country somewhere? You may be getting low speeds … Do you live out in the country somewhere? You may be getting low speeds because you're a long way from the exchange (especially if you've been told you're too far away for ADSL).



    No i am under 10 miles from the VM Southampton hub so nice and close and i normally get my speed,

    Would test again though not at home atm.


    Looking at the last 2 speed test they dont seem to make sense shouldnt the person on 20meg and closer to maiden head server have the lower ping then the person on 10meg further away... or have i misunderstood pings?

    jamhops;3412435

    No i am under 10 miles from the VM Southampton hub so nice and close and … No i am under 10 miles from the VM Southampton hub so nice and close and i normally get my speed



    If that's your local exchange then ten miles is a long way away, I don't know how long a reach virgin's cable has but ADSL's maximum distance is around 5 miles.

    jamhops;3412435

    Looking at the last 2 speed test they dont seem to make sense shouldnt … Looking at the last 2 speed test they dont seem to make sense shouldnt the person on 20meg and closer to maiden head server have the lower ping then the person on 10meg further away... or have i misunderstood pings?



    They do have the lower ping, 10ms vs. 14ms.

    Original Poster

    EndlessWaves;3413055

    If that's your local exchange then ten miles is a long way away, I don't … If that's your local exchange then ten miles is a long way away, I don't know how long a reach virgin's cable has but ADSL's maximum distance is around 5 miles.They do have the lower ping, 10ms vs. 14ms.



    I would exoect a greater gap and i dont know where my nearest was i guess it would be 2 miles away as the internet always says that im in the town next to me, Also my speed is normally 10meg so it wont be that unless they shut down my normal one

    jamhops;3413154

    I would exoect a greater gap and i dont know where my nearest was i guess … I would exoect a greater gap and i dont know where my nearest was i guess it would be 2 miles away as the internet always says that im in the town next to me, Also my speed is normally 10meg so it wont be that unless they shut down my normal one



    Well speedtest looks like it's rounding the distance to the nearest 50 (must be an American site) so it could be 60 miles vs. 70 miles.

    Original Poster

    EndlessWaves;3415467

    Well speedtest looks like it's rounding the distance to the nearest 50 … Well speedtest looks like it's rounding the distance to the nearest 50 (must be an American site) so it could be 60 miles vs. 70 miles.



    firefox says it is american btw do you mean 40 vs 60? cause wouldnt 60 and 70 miles round to under 100?

    anyway look like im up as good as im going to get :roll:
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/353049596.png
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