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    Usenet d/l speeds dropped drastically

    This is a discussion on Usenet d/l speeds dropped drastically within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I have a usenet service from Easynews, which uses a web-based interface (i.e. not NNTP). Recently, over the past couple ...

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      Usenet d/l speeds dropped drastically

      I have a usenet service from Easynews, which uses a web-based interface (i.e. not NNTP).
      Recently, over the past couple of days the speeds I get for this service only have dropped markedly. Everything else: Youtube, other websites, other downloads are fine My 14Mbit/sec Sky connection will now download from Easynews at about 10kByte/sec.
      Strangely, performing multiple downloads simultaneously, each one one downloads at this speed. So: 1 download - speed 10kByte/sec. 5 downloads, 10kByte/sec each.
      This sounds a lot like someone's throttling or restricting the speed of each individual connection.
      I have traced the fault to an Easynet server, by measuring the speed from the usenet service with their tracing tools.
      • Testing the network route from EASYNEWS.COM to 90.XXX.XXX.XXX...
        Started on Wednesday June 10th, 2009 at 09:23:37 GMT (1244651017)

        HOST LOSS RCVD SENT BEST AVG WORST
        ge1-1-0-18-10g.core-01.easynews.com 0% 10 10 0.37 7.90 57.46
        15-3.ar1.ph1.hwng.net 0% 10 10 0.36 0.48 1.09
        ve1011.r2.ph.hwng.net 0% 10 10 0.38 2.69 7.92
        2-1.r1.la.hwng.net 0% 10 10 10.11 16.76 64.58
        easynet.com.any2ix.crgwest.com 0% 10 10 10.47 11.60 17.21
        te0-0-0-5.gr10.bllon.uk.easynet.net 0% 10 10 144.84 145.04 145.35
        ip-89-200-134-189.ov.easynet.net 10% 9 10 145.23 145.55 145.93
        ip-89-200-132-144.ov.easynet.net 10% 9 10 145.74 145.85 146.13
        cr0.thml.uk.easynet.net 10% 9 10 147.16 151.47 164.77
        XXXXXX.bb.sky.com 20% 8 10 165.59 165.81 166.22

        The router most likely responsible for your slow downloads in owned by easynet.net.

        THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO TO SPEED UP YOUR CONNECTION TO EASYNEWS.COM

        You can re-route your traffic in an attempt to increase speed and decrease latency.

        The table above shows the route that packets take from us to you. If you are experiencing slow downloads from EasyNews, the problem is usually caused by an overloaded router along that route.

        Hosts that contain "???" are routers that are filtering ICMP packets. This filtering process sometimes provides an inaccurate traceroute report. Since these routers are filtering packets our trace program will show 100% packet loss, this is normal and does not indicate a bad router.

        If you have any questions, talk to us.

        Testing the bandwidth from EASYNEWS.COM to you (90.XXX.XXX.XXX)...
        Started on Wednesday June 10th, 2009 at 09:23:49 GMT (1244651029)

        532499 bytes were transferred to your computer in 64.14 seconds. Your max throughput is 8.30 KB/sec.



      Any ideas?
      Last edited by pete_l; 10-06-09 at 11:50 AM. Reason: romove personal IP address


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      Re: Usenet d/l speeds dropped drastically

      I can only confirm this, I used to get about 1.6m/sec download speeds. in the last few months it has begun to download at this speed, for a few files, then after that reduce to about 50k.

      In the last few days it now runs at 50k all the time. As the OP.

      Does anyone else have these issues?

      I suspect it is Sky limiting the speeds for "Fair Use" I can cope with the reduction after a few files, (Or a few gig) but this seems a bit over the top? here us a speed test just ran...


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      Re: Usenet d/l speeds dropped drastically

      if you're on Max there are no limits...
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      Re: Usenet d/l speeds dropped drastically

      Hi IAmNotTheEnemy.

      There may not be a limit to the amount you can download. but there is a limit to the amount you can get at top speed.

      In my experience I used to be able to download about 4 gig then I found my speed was restricted as mentioned above.

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      Re: Usenet d/l speeds dropped drastically

      again - there are NO limits on Sky BB Max...what you're experiencing is something else - and I'm pretty sure someone else posted about this ages ago (or was it a call I had??)...

      don't know how it was resolved though...
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      Re: Usenet d/l speeds dropped drastically

      Hmm, interesting.

      I assumed it was an imposed limit. I will call the help desk then.

      Thanks for the reply.

      ps. sorry for hijacking the OP's post!

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      Re: Usenet d/l speeds dropped drastically

      I can and still do download from newsgroups at full speed 16.4mb and have just pulled down Deadliest Catch and watched it.

      Took a few minutes to get 400mb so no problems here.

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      Re: Usenet d/l speeds dropped drastically

      Smithy99, Can you run a trace route on your easynews server? you might need to login: http://www.easynews.com/trace.phtml


      Im a bit new to this but it seems that anyone using the same route as the OP is having trouble with very slow speeds.

      "The router most likely responsible for your slow downloads in owned by easynet.net.

      THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO TO SPEED UP YOUR CONNECTION TO EASYNEWS.COM"

      Pete_l, Try going to the easynews support forum and reading through the posts. there are lots of people from the uk having trouble and seem to be through the easynet.net server. This appears to be one we are using.

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      Re: Usenet d/l speeds dropped drastically

      I use Giganews, they have loads of capacity, it could be that the news server you are using is having problems.

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      Re: Usenet d/l speeds dropped drastically

      ahh, ok , thanks for the response Smithy. After another trawl through the Easynews forum it looks like the problem is with the server mentioned above.

      Maybe it will get sorted in a few days?

      Cheers

      ******** EDIT ********
      Pete, Hope this works for you...

      After posting this I went back to the Easynews trace route page, and then to the Change route to us page...

      http://members.easynews.com/route/index.html

      I changed the route from "BGP" to "GBLX" and It is working at full speed now. I had tried this yesterday but it it made no diffrence.

      Here are the options...
      GBLX (via Phoenix, AZ)
      LEVEL3 (via Phoenix, AZ)
      Deutsch Telekom (via Ashburn, VA)
      BGP (We choose the best route)
      Last edited by Brin; 12-06-09 at 06:23 PM.

     

     
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