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This is a discussion on Download speeds within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi. I signed up to Sky connect about a month ago. I originally had a 512k connection. I have done ...
- 03-01-07, 12:54 PM #1
Hi. I signed up to Sky connect about a month ago. I originally had a 512k connection. I have done speed tests with a lot of speedtest websites, they come back with a speed of around 4900kbps. Pc connected via ethernet to router.
My question is :
Why do I only get a download speed of between 400 kbit/s and 1100 kbit/s when downloading files? (movies, music, etc).
Any Ideas would be helpful.
- 03-01-07, 01:09 PM #2
You are probably seeing the effect of traffic shaping which appears to be in place on Sky Connect. What application/protocols are you using to download movies/music etc?
- 03-01-07, 01:13 PM #3
Hi. I'm using Usenext to download as bittorrent is to slow. My mate on the same exchange gets approx 6500 kbit/s using Usenext with BT broadband.
- 03-01-07, 01:27 PM #4
I believe Sky is traffic shaping independently of BT on Connect. Presumably Usenext traffic is being caught by this.
- 03-01-07, 01:34 PM #5
Thanks. Is there anything I can do to counter act this?
Do I need to contact Sky?
- 03-01-07, 01:56 PM #6
you'll probably have to go onto another package. I doubt Sky will remove any traffic shaping regardless of how much you ask.
- 03-01-07, 01:59 PM #7
No point in contacting Sky. They're the ones that are doing it, presumably for commercial reasons.
I'm not familiar with Usenext but can you vary the port it uses (there's a small chance this may help)? If you can, try 443. If that doesn't help then a random port between 50000 and 60000.
Last edited by Saturday; 03-01-07 at 02:02 PM.
- 03-01-07, 04:10 PM #8
How do I change the port it uses? Is this on the router setup 192.168.0.1?
does this mean Sky has sold me a duff product, if I can't download at the speed they told me I can?
Last edited by sco0tt33b; 03-01-07 at 04:38 PM.
- 03-01-07, 04:39 PM #9
Is there any traffic shaping on Max? I've not had gread speeds with torrents unless I've just been unlucky. Connected to 40+peers and 5seeds and sometimes only get about 20k.