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    Are you satisfied with your upload speed?

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      Are you satisfied with your upload speed?

      Hi there.

      I've been with Sky for about a month and a half, I'm on Sky Max and I think I'm ok with download rate which peaks at about 1.3mb (sometimes a bit more even). However my upload rate won't go past 70kb... I think I should get much more than this, shouldn't I?
      (PS I'm basing myself on torrents full of seeder and/or leechers)

      My router statistics show:

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 15323 kbps 764 kbps
      Line Attenuation 14.0 db 8.4 db
      Noise Margin 15.1 db 13.0 db


      Any advice?
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      Re: Are you satisfied with your upload speed?

      Just checking - sure you're not mixing bits with bytes? e.g. 70kB/s = 560kb/s

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      Re: Are you satisfied with your upload speed?

      hi chaps iv got my utorrent dl speed up top max 1.5mg (very cool) but my upload speed is only like 56/60kps can any one help

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      Re: Are you satisfied with your upload speed?

      Quote Originally Posted by degsy_2001 View Post
      hi chaps iv got my utorrent dl speed up top max 1.5mg (very cool) but my upload speed is only like 56/60kps can any one help
      That is exactly what my problem is with similar figures.

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      Re: Are you satisfied with your upload speed?

      Quote Originally Posted by Saturday View Post
      Just checking - sure you're not mixing bits with bytes? e.g. 70kB/s = 560kb/s
      I'm talking about 70KB/s.

      I can't I/we get anymore than that?
      Last edited by rominho; 26-09-07 at 04:04 PM.

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      Re: Are you satisfied with your upload speed?

      Quote Originally Posted by rominho View Post
      I'm talking about 70KB/s.

      I can't I/we get anymore than that?
      AHHH!

      Bits or bytes? Capital B is for bytes. 70kB means 70,000 bytes which is 560,000bits. You're syncing upstream at 764,000 bits per second (the maximum for Max) so allowing for transmission overheads an upload speed of 70kB/s (560kb/s) is quite reasonable.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Saturday View Post
      AHHH!

      Bits or bytes? Capital B is for bytes. 70kB means 70,000 bytes which is 560,000bits. You're syncing upstream at 764,000 bits per second (the maximum for Max) so allowing for transmission overheads an upload speed of 70kB/s (560kb/s) is quite reasonable.
      Now you got me a bit confused ...let me explain what I mean by "70", let's put it this way:

      My max download rate is about 1.2Mb (which is great), so if my upload rate figure was 560 (not sure at this point if B or b) it would be half the speed of my download rate, which would be perfect, but instead I have the "70" figure which is about 15 times slower than the download speed.

      Does that clarify the situation?

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      Re: Are you satisfied with your upload speed?

      Quote Originally Posted by rominho View Post
      Does that clarify the situation?
      No, not really.

      If you are only getting 70kb for an upload speed when you have an upstream sync of 764kb then that's remarkably bad. There are only 5 possible explanations that I can think of:

      • you're not reading the speed correctly and are mixing bits and bytes (I'm not going to try and explain that again)
      • your torrent client is set to a 70kb limit (is it?), or other software is limiting the speed (e.g. firewall/internet security)
      • you just happen to be seeding torrents which aren't wanted much by others (possible)
      • you have a strange problem with your network adaptor/wireless connection (not likely but possible)
      • you are the first person to experience noticeable traffic shaping on Sky LLU - traffic shaping will happen one day though I suppose (I'm currently uploading a torrent at 64kB/s (512kb/s) as I type, so it's not hit me and, as far as I know, it's never been seen before by several thousand members on this forum or other forums).


      You choose.
      Last edited by Saturday; 26-09-07 at 06:40 PM.

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      Re: Are you satisfied with your upload speed?

      I'll double check the "B's" when I get home.

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      Re: Are you satisfied with your upload speed?

      I have always used as a rule of thumb that you'll most likely get 10% of your up/download speeds on sustained downloading (for various reasons).

      So getting 70 k/sec upload is close enough to 10% of the 768k/sec upload speed you would be getting being a max customer.

      So I am afraid that your close to hitting your max possible upload speed. The reason why upload speeds are always so much lower that download is that domestic ISP's have always been wary of this and static IP addresses as some people would then run web servers from these accounts.

      I personally would be happy having my download speed reduced to 8 meg/sec and having the upload moved to 2 meg/sec which may improve my mmo play.

     

     
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