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    Finally Connected, but seems sky cap your download speed!

    This is a discussion on Finally Connected, but seems sky cap your download speed! within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; the connect package is subject to the BT network so it could be BT at fault here...

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      the connect package is subject to the BT network so it could be BT at fault here
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      I am on the ADSL2+ LLU service.. Was fine when I was UKOnline.

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      I guess you get what you pay for, other than that it seems quite good so far, only if i could get them to put me on fastpath! Dont seem to be able to be put through to Tier 3 support!

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      My Usenet access seems to be caped at around 50kbs - 70Kbs it was running at nice speeds before migration.

      Http d/l's are just fine getting 6-700 Kbs from Fileplanet
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      What news readers are you guys using ?

      I tried Newsbin, Agent and another one thats slips my mind and they all showed the same problem.

      AS a last ditch effort I read people saying good things about Newsleacher and after installing that everything is now working fine and the majority of yesterday I was able to max out my connections.

      Hope this helps.

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      I use Grabit, connected to both Grabbit's own newswervers and Astraweb and even running full connections on both together I was lucky to hit 110Kbs.

      I will try my old router just to check that it is not the Sky router, but my PC hasnt changed only my ISP!

      I dont use Usenet much but tis frustrating I cannot get decent speeds when I do.
      I have sold my sold soul and joined SkyBroadband

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      I get full speed connections to Astraweb, hitting about 1.28Mb/s right now. Have you tried using a different port number? I use Newsleecher connected to port 8080. It's usually keeps a very constant speed which caps out my connection, except between around 19:30 to 21:30 in the evenings, when I'm asuming most people do a lot of web browsing after work.
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      Im using 8080 with newsleacher aswell.

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      if yourusing newzbin how many connections you got it set at 10?
      if so change it to 2 and change the port again toa diff one.

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      I have come to the conclusion that Sky are capping port 119, well for my account anyway!

      I have tried 2 readers Newsleecher and Grabit, 3 News hosts Shemes, Astraweb and Giganews. I have also tried 2 pc's and another router and all were lucky to see 100Kbs at best but average was 60-70Kbs.

      I changed Newsleecher to port 80 with Giganews and bang hit speeds of 400-500+Kbs, return to 119 and the speed is back to the rubbish it was before.

      I have eliminated my end only 1 conclusion to draw
      I have sold my sold soul and joined SkyBroadband

     

     
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