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Networks Weird Pipex connection problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Murdoc, 25 Mar 2005.

  1. Murdoc

    Murdoc Gas Mask..ZOMG

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    I had my upgrade off pipex, £15 asked to be changed to Solo 1000 from 500, they did this the other day, but when I checked my router it says:

    DownStream Connection Speed 2272 kbps
    UpStream Connection Speed 288 kbps

    They gave me 2mb by accident!
    This was great for a few days, 250kB/s all the while, speed tests were showing the connection at ~2mb/s.

    Now though, the downloads have slowed down and speed tests are showing my connection to be around the 0.7mb/s mark :/

    Any ideas whats going on, my router still shows 2272kbps.

    Thanks
    'doc


    EDIT: Running the speed test here http://promos.mcafee.com/speedometer/test_0600.asp its all over the place ranging from ~600k to 1.3m

    Line Attenuation is good, 19dB up 3.5dB down which is damn good tbh.
    But still loading this page was slow and I'm on the only computer presently switched on, got the latest firmware on my Netgear DG834G Router.

    thanks
     
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  2. Highland3r

    Highland3r Minimodder

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    Could be that the pipex servers are overloaded, did you try to contact them and see if its an issue their end? Also is your line/exchange enabled for 2mb?
     
  3. Murdoc

    Murdoc Gas Mask..ZOMG

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    My exchange and line can handle 2mb, If i contact them they may take it off me :/ noooooooo!

    The speed test seems to like giving me 798kb/s which is a bit crap tbh, It could be the load on the pipex servers/ in my street.

    Its been like this the last few days though.

    'doc

    EDIT: their is a planned outage or two for next week but nothing current.
     
  4. Highland3r

    Highland3r Minimodder

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    Strange.. just run a couple of speed tests here on 512 pipex and its ~ 56kb constant, i'll run one over our uni connection we we re-gain remote access... Its usually consistent @ or slightly over 1mb though....
     
  5. Murdoc

    Murdoc Gas Mask..ZOMG

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    Thanks, appreciate it.

    'doc
     
  6. Murdoc

    Murdoc Gas Mask..ZOMG

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  7. Wavefront

    Wavefront What's a Dremel?

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    Hay
    im with pipex to and iv just payed my £15 and i also went from 512k to a 2meg line :) rahter than the 1 meg im paying for but so fare the speeds still at the 2meg mark (iv had it 5 days now)
     
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  8. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    Somebody cynical (me) would say it's a ploy to tempt you into forking out for the 2Mb service... :hehe:
     
  9. Murdoc

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    I agree.

    'doc
     
  10. Leeum

    Leeum What's a Dremel?

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    I had problems dialing up yesterday on a few occasions. Whatever it is I hope they sort it out asap :)
     
  11. Murdoc

    Murdoc Gas Mask..ZOMG

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    The connection I have to say of late has been shite, I hope they sort it out soon, graphic intensive pages such as google [/sarcasm] were taking ages to load.

    'doc
     
  12. Kev_UK

    Kev_UK What's a Dremel?

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    Pipex didn't accidently give you 2mb, they are upgrading everyone from 1mb to 2mb for the same price, so if you ordered 1mb then they will take in for account that it's 2mb.
     
  13. Murdoc

    Murdoc Gas Mask..ZOMG

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    :wallbash: :wallbash:

    You signed up to make a post that has the total wrong end of the stick, congratulations.

    Read the thread.

    Helpful summary: I had a 500k connection, they upped it for free to 1mb (but temp to 2mb as they do this then throttle it down), but it has gone back down now.

    'doc
     
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