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Traffic shaping ?
This is a discussion on Traffic shaping ? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Having asked for and received my MAC code (all within an hour) one of the points raised by the retention ...
- 18-09-06, 05:35 PM #1
Traffic shaping ?
Having asked for and received my MAC code (all within an hour) one of the points raised by the retention team was traffic shaping.
"Sky traffic shape – this means that they give priority to netsurfers, compressing downloads making them slower than what they should be."
As Sky's LLU is based on Easynet and Easynet have installed Ellacoya E30switches it does seem probable.
On the other hand if the base connection is say 12Mbps and the traffic shaping throttles p2p / downloads by 50% it would stll be faster than my ADSLmax.
Is there a definite answer to the traffic shaping on LLU with Sky ?
- 18-09-06, 05:36 PM #2
From what i've read elsewhere they do traffic shape
- 18-09-06, 05:40 PM #3Site FounderExchange: Gravesend, NDGRABroadband ISP: Virgin XXL 200Router: Non Sky RouterSky TV: Yes
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the only traffic shaping sky does is if you download 100's of Gb's per month every month then they move you to a gateway with all the other heavy downloaders."To help would be a great adventure"
- 18-09-06, 05:40 PM #4
It was something I was worried about before I switched. Im not a massive downloader by any means, but I do a bit. However so far both Torrents & P2P have been fine & my torrents have even seemed slightly quicker.
Not sure what will happen when more people sign up, but touch wood everything is cool so far
- 18-09-06, 05:42 PM #5
So as long as you don't try to download the Internet all in one or two months you should be ok, but you can bet your life someone will try it on and then go onto forums like ours screaming and shouting the odds.Ray
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