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    Demonnews Download Speed Drop

    This is a discussion on Demonnews Download Speed Drop within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I have been using demonnews for about 12 months, since I went on to sky fribre. I used to get ...

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      Demonnews Download Speed Drop

      I have been using demonnews for about 12 months, since I went on to sky fribre. I used to get download rates of between 4.1 to 4.4 MB/s.

      Yesterday and today I have been loading and my speed in anything between 1.1 to 2.4 MB/s. I don't understand why the download speed has dropped so much, are sky capping the connection or is it likely a problem with the demonnews servers?

      I have checked various speedtest etc and my results are consistent with what they were before the problem with demonnews started.


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      Are you using SSL? I doubt it's been capped.

      Have you checked with NewsDemon if they're currently having any problems?

      Taken from their website:
      Why is my connection slow? - Newsdemon.com


      Q:
      My connection is slower than normal / Which port should I use?

      A:

      We offer a variety of ports for your downloading purposes. If you are experiencing slowness, you should first try changing the port you are downloading through and see if the problem is resolved. Often, changing the port will change the routing through the internet and increase your connection speed..

      Standard Routing Ports for ECONOMY SERVER:
      port(s): 119, 23, 25, 80, 3128



      The following ports allow you to force packets through specific ports:
      port(s): 7000 routing: ServerCentral (path1)
      port(s): 8000 routing: Cogent (path1)
      port(s): 9000 routing: BtN (path1)


      Standard Routing Ports for PREMIUM SERVERS:
      port(s): 119, 23, 8000, 1720, and 3128


      The following ports allow you to force packets through specific ports:
      europe.newsdemon.com port(s): 119, 443, 8080
      useast.newsdemon.com port(s): 119, 23, 8000, 1720, and 3128
      us-secure.newsdemon.com port(s): 443, 563, and 8080



      If this does not solve your problem, please click "NO" below and let us know about your issue. Please be sure to Include your valid member Id and password in your support ticket.

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      Re: Demonnews Download Speed Drop

      LiamMc03 thanks for your response.

      I am using the SSL server (Europe), which I have been using for the last 12 months, without issue. It's good that it is unlikely that Sky are capping the connection as well.

      I had already tried the suggested port numbers provided on the NewsDemon website, but in most cases the speed either dropped and was unaffected.

      I also checked for connection issues that had been reported, but there wasn't any. I have completed the online Speed problem report on NewsDemon and will wait for there response first.
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      Re: Demonnews Download Speed Drop

      NewsDemon appear to be Highwinds resellers. Nuff said!

      Dump them and try Astraweb or Giganews.

      I use Astra's Euro server and issues are extremely rare.
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      Re: Demonnews Download Speed Drop

      I personally use block accounts now and find BlockNews.Net - Quality Usenet Block Accounts to be adequate.

      If you wish to change Usenet provider, I found this useful when making my decision.

      providers - usenet

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      Re: Demonnews Download Speed Drop

      Newsdemon is working at full speed for me.

     

     

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