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Old 09-03-2006, 19:52   #1
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NTL Speeds and Throttling

Hi,

I have noticed since the weekend my internet experience is alot slower and any downloads aren't nearing anywhere what they use to.

I ahve the 2mb line and when I go to speakeasy to do a speed test it does register around 1.9mb.

Anyone else having similar problems?
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Old 09-03-2006, 23:59   #2
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Re: NTL Speeds and Throttling

Nope. Click the Speed Test in the NavBar at the top of the forums and paste your results here
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Old 10-03-2006, 00:03   #3
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Re: NTL Speeds and Throttling

Mine seems about right.

1st 512K took 4407 ms = 116.2 KB/sec, approx 957 Kbps, 0.93 Mbps
2nd 512K took 6379 ms = 80.3 KB/sec, approx 662 Kbps, 0.65 Mbps
3rd 512K took 4286 ms = 119.5 KB/sec, approx 985 Kbps, 0.96 Mbps
4th 512K took 6119 ms = 83.7 KB/sec, approx 690 Kbps, 0.67 Mbps

Overall Average Speed = approx 824 Kbps, 0.8 Mbps

1 Mb/s connection.
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Old 10-03-2006, 21:58   #4
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Re: NTL Speeds and Throttling

Fri, 10 Mar 2006 21:57:58 GMT

1st 512K took 2453 ms = 208.7 KB/sec, approx 1720 Kbps, 1.68 Mbps
2nd 512K took 1594 ms = 321.2 KB/sec, approx 2647 Kbps, 2.58 Mbps
3rd 512K took 1843 ms = 277.8 KB/sec, approx 2289 Kbps, 2.24 Mbps
4th 512K took 1829 ms = 279.9 KB/sec, approx 2306 Kbps, 2.25 Mbps

Overall Average Speed = approx 2241 Kbps, 2.19 Mbps

now you know why I kept my profile to 2meg.
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Old 10-03-2006, 23:55   #5
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Re: NTL Speeds and Throttling

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Fri, 10 Mar 2006 23:55:26 UTC
1st 128K took 109 ms = 1202495 Bytes/sec = approx 10005 kbits/sec
2nd 128K took 110 ms = 1191564 Bytes/sec = approx 9914 kbits/sec
3rd 128K took 109 ms = 1202495 Bytes/sec = approx 10005 kbits/sec
4th 128K took 109 ms = 1202495 Bytes/sec = approx 10005 kbits/sec

These results appear to be rather fast: maybe this page was in the browser cache.
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Old 11-03-2006, 00:26   #6
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Re: NTL Speeds and Throttling

shaping diagnosis friday 10 march - all tests are single threaded conducted on a almost idle connection only irc and msn using traffic.

11.10 pm

ntlworld.com speedtest http 525kB/sec
100mbit .de ftp server telia hosted 290kB/sec
10mbit .nl ftp server layeredtech hosted non standard ftp port 170kB/sec
10mbit .uk ftp server leased line 1:1 non standard ftp port 443kB/sec
100mbit .us ftp server steadfast hosted non standard ftp port 163kB/sec

11.45pm

ntlworld.com speedtest http 456kB/sec
100mbit .de ftp server telia hosted 242kB/sec
10mbit .nl ftp server layeredtech hosted non standard ftp port 292kB/sec
10mbit .uk ftp server leased line 1:1 non standard ftp port 250kB/sec
100mbit .us ftp server steadfast hosted non standard ftp port 133kB/sec

12.15am

ntlworld.com speedtest http 436kB/sec
100mbit .de ftp server telia hosted 469kB/sec
10mbit .nl ftp server layeredtech hosted non standard ftp port 423kB/sec
10mbit .uk ftp server leased line 1:1 non standard ftp port 430kB/sec
100mbit .us ftp server steadfast hosted non standard ftp port 135kB/sec

notes the .nl 10mbit server is under load I only checked on the last test but was pushing 700kB out so when I got my 400 it would have been maxed.
the .uk server was only pushing 1mbit so max possible was 9mbit
both 100mbit servers were capable of a 10mbit xfer.
steadfast is over my much loved level3 and is nearly always poor to my connection.
the telia and .nl were both obviously faster at 12.15 and my shaping suspicions have been for .eu traffic to manage peering saturation.
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Old 11-03-2006, 10:02   #7
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Re: NTL Speeds and Throttling

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shaping diagnosis Friday 10 march - all tests are single threaded conducted on a almost idle connection only irc and msn using traffic.

11.10 pm

ntlworld.com speed test http 525kB/sec
100mbit .de ftp server telia hosted 290kB/sec
10mbit .nl ftp server layertech hosted non standard ftp port 170kB/sec
10mbit .uk ftp server leased line 1:1 non standard ftp port 443kB/sec
100mbit .us ftp server steadfast hosted non standard ftp port 163kB/sec

11.45pm

ntlworld.com speed test http 456kB/sec
100mbit .de ftp server telia hosted 242kB/sec
10mbit .nl ftp server layertech hosted non standard ftp port 292kB/sec
10mbit .uk ftp server leased line 1:1 non standard ftp port 250kB/sec
100mbit .us ftp server steadfast hosted non standard ftp port 133kB/sec

12.15am

ntlworld.com speed test http 436kB/sec
100mbit .de ftp server telia hosted 469kB/sec
10mbit .nl ftp server layertech hosted non standard ftp port 423kB/sec
10mbit .uk ftp server leased line 1:1 non standard ftp port 430kB/sec
100mbit .us ftp server steadfast hosted non standard ftp port 135kB/sec

notes the .nl 10mbit server is under load I only checked on the last test but was pushing 700kB out so when I got my 400 it would have been maxed.
the .uk server was only pushing 1mbit so max possible was 9mbit
both 100mbit servers were capable of a 10mbit xfer.
steadfast is over my much loved level3 and is nearly always poor to my connection.
the telia and .nl were both obviously faster at 12.15 and my shaping suspicions have been for .eu traffic to manage peering saturation.
Interesting results.

Well thankfully i will not have to suffer this much longer, I am now waiting for my BT line to be activated and then i can see if BE are ready in my exchange. upto 24 meg unlimited at £24.99 beats upto 2 meg unlimited at £24.99. "i expect to get about 11 to 14 meg on the connection as i am 2.3 km from the exchange". 10 meg 75gig for £34.00 just does not cut the mustard.
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Re: NTL Speeds and Throttling

do these speed results prove traffic shaping is happening?
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Old 11-03-2006, 10:43   #9
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Re: NTL Speeds and Throttling

Dunno about throttling, but here in south Manchester we've also been experiencing slow access for at least a week - vv slow on Tuesday night - sites taking long time to respond or giving timeout errors (including cable forum ..).

Speed tests are all showing either 1.9 Mb or >2Mb on a 2Mb line so presumably no real problems once a connection is made.

Is this a network problem or a contention issue?

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Re: NTL Speeds and Throttling

Sat, 11 Mar 2006 10:57:56 UTC

1st 512K took 609 ms = 840.7 KB/sec, approx 6927 Kbps, 6.76 Mbps
2nd 512K took 609 ms = 840.7 KB/sec, approx 6927 Kbps, 6.76 Mbps
3rd 512K took 485 ms = 1055.7 KB/sec, approx 8699 Kbps, 8.5 Mbps
4th 512K took 437 ms = 1171.6 KB/sec, approx 9654 Kbps, 9.43 Mbps

Overall Average Speed = approx 8052 Kbps, 7.86 Mbps

Looks pretty acceptable to me. As long as it's >5Mbps then it's probably worth the extra tenner a month. Not sure though...
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Re: NTL Speeds and Throttling

tuesday night's problems were down to a denial of service attack on the NTL servers.
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Re: NTL Speeds and Throttling

Ive had enough of south manchester ntl, someone wants throttling thats for sure.
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do these speed results prove traffic shaping is happening?
No.
To be honest i dont care anymore i am changing provider. I myself find it unacceptable to see my speeds drop dramaticaly between 6pm and midnight. Even my 2 meg is slowing down now. If its not traffic shaping then its contention both are just as bad.

Maybe they should use some of the extra money they will now be extracting on there customer service phones lines to buy some more equiptment. Its ok those of you that jump stright in and say my connection is this good, Might it be there are not that many users on your UBR. Come to my area and see if you get the same speeds. I have just about had enough of paying for a service that is in my area going down the pan fast.
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Re: NTL Speeds and Throttling

Bill, I'm not sure if you're on Warrington or Stockton Heath but there's plenty of info over at SamKnows:

http://samknows.com/broadband/exchange.php?ecode=LVWAR
http://samknows.com/broadband/exchange.php?ecode=LVSTK
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