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      connect download limit question

      i am on connect, and had problems in the past with them throttling me a lot - the interent is unusable in the evening.
      i have never gone over the 40 gig limit, but occasionally d/l over 5gig in one night.
      and then it is throttled,
      I have searched this forum, and understand the limit is 1.3gigs per day? is this just at peak time? since some months i dont hardly use the internet, then ill stream a film, or download a number of packs for games on the xbox. (fallout 3 had about 4 extra maps at over a gig each).
      I am wondering if it is ok to download off peak - during the night / weekends, and as long as not going over 40 gigs will my speed stay ok during evenings?

      if not, is there a programme out there where i can set the amount to download and then switch off, and do it over a number of nights?
      cheers


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      Re: connect download limit question

      Sky Connect is short on capacity no matter how much you download.

      If you do go over the 1.3gb per day then it just gets a bit worse.

      The only soloution is to leave and go with a better managed ISP.

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      Re: connect download limit question

      i would,but were we live i have to take these rubbish packages, any suggestions of a better managed isp?

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      Re: connect download limit question

      You should consider Plusnet, Zen, Idnet, if you are a gamer then Plusnet ga,ers package is hard to beat for pings etc.

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      Re: connect download limit question

      I used to be with Eclipse. They resell BT products, but have a smaller customer base than Sky.

      Their Home Pro package has a monthly limit of 100Gb, but it is unlimited between 11pm & 9am. This is around 30.

      Alternatively you could look at their Business Bronze package. For 19.95 per month, you have 50Gb monthly limit, with no limit between 11pm & 9am.

      It is also worth noting that their limits apply to downloads, not uploads. I trust that this is that case with their fibre products, which offer you vastly improved speeds (up & down).

      So a third option is Fibre, with a daily limit of 100Gb or 200Gb, unlimited at night between 11pm & 9am.

      As you can see from other responses, there are many alternatives to choose from, so do look around. Use sites such as Samknows to see if anyone has a presence in your local telephone exchange, they can often offer really good packages for you. Other sites to use include thinkbroadband, who will provide you with a list of deals available from a whole variety of ISPs.

      You've been caught by the problems on Sky Connect. Use the information you've learnt to help you seek a new ISP. Search the web for comments by existing customers, both good and bad.

      To answer your other question:

      There are many software packages who can advise you how much you are using on a daily or monthly basis, but these are tied to a single PC/Laptop. If you have another PC connected, then the both need to have the program installed and you need to add the figures together.

      N.B. All prices correct at time & date of posting. I don't & never have worked for the companies mentioned in this post.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

     

     

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