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    Speed Increase during peak times

    This is a discussion on Speed Increase during peak times within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hey been using skyb for about 2 years now. For the past 5 months (maybe longer, i really cant remember) ...

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      Speed Increase during peak times

      Hey

      been using skyb for about 2 years now.

      For the past 5 months (maybe longer, i really cant remember) my internet has been unbelievably slow, around 0.1 mb during the evening (17:00 - 23:00)

      i'd get 2.0 mb during the day, since about 2 days ago the speed has risen at night to about 2.0 mb so i can actually stream videos, surf ect.

      Has anything changed in the past few days and will it stay the same.

      cheers


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      Re: Speed Increase during peak times

      What exchange are you connected to?

      Post your router stats

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      Re: Speed Increase during peak times

      my exchange is

      SamKnows - Broadband Availability - Milverton (WWMILV) Exchange

      trying to find my stats on my router

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      Re: Speed Increase during peak times

      the only info i could find, ignore my router above my name, i actually have a linksys

      --- System Information ---
      Vendor: Linksys
      ModelName: WAG160N
      Firmware Version: A1.00.15 , 2009-05-31T16:58:02
      GUI Version: A1.00.15_007
      Boot Version: 1.0.37-5.4
      Hardware Version: 0.01

      --- DSL Information ---
      DSL Driver Version: AnnexA version - A2pB022g.d20e
      DSL VPI/VCI: 0/38
      DSL Status: ShowtimeRetrain Reason: 0
      DSL Mode: G.DMT
      DSL Channel: INTR
      DSL Upstream Rate: 448 Kbps
      DSL Downstream Rate: 3648 Kbps

      Down up
      DSL Noise Margin: 4.7 dB 15.0 dB
      DSL Attenuation: 52.0 dB 31.5 dB
      DSL Transmit Power: 18.9 dBm 12.4 dBm

      --- Wireless Information ---
      Wireless Driver Version: 6.1.1.111
      Wireless Tools Version: 28
      Wireless Status: Enabled
      Wireless Wide Channel: 9
      Wireless Standard Channel: 11- 2.462GHZ
      Wireless SSID: linksys

      --- Dynamic Information ---
      LAN Mac Address: 00:1D:7E:B2:FC8
      WAN Mac Address: 00:1D:7E:B2:FCA
      Wireless Mac Address: 00:1D:7E:B2:FC9

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      Re: Speed Increase during peak times

      You are on Sky Connect which is a victim of heavily throttling. It's fortunate that you are experiencing good speeds at the moment but this is likely to be short-lived.

      Sorry

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      Re: Speed Increase during peak times

      ahh, i was expecting it anyway, thinking of changing broadband providers because having 0.1 mb during the night is very frustrating.

      can you recommend and other isp's that dont throttle and have good reviews?

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      Re: Speed Increase during peak times

      I am afraid there are no LLU providers at your exchange which means that any ISP offering broadband in your area will just be offering a rebranded BT product which will not be any different from your existing connection.

      You might want to try 3G dongles in peak times if you have decent coverage.

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      Re: Speed Increase during peak times

      so is it sky that throttles my connection or is BT, and i would still get throttled if i changed ISP?

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      Re: Speed Increase during peak times

      Basically sky don't have its own equipment in your exchange and are selling you a product which runs on BT's network and has some serious bandwidth issues.

      You would still be throttled if you changed ISP.

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      Re: Speed Increase during peak times

      Cheers for your help Exdee

      Thats what i get for living in the countryside lol, one day it will change

     

     
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