For the last couple of evenings (that I've noticed) my VM connection has been horrendous in the evening. I spent about an hour trying to troubleshoot it yesterday when I noticed it and to rule out anything on the PC doing it, but it miraculously sped up later in the evening, though not quite back to the 10mb it usually is.
This morning it was fine. I did a few downloads after reinstalling Windows, and was getting the speeds I expected.
This evening however, it's back to unbelievably **bleep**.
I notice there's another post here from someone who's probably only 10 miles or so away from me and is also reporting carp speeds.
For info, here's the speedtest I did a few minutes ago.
1/2 mb download? Seriously?
Upload speed is 1mb, which is what it's supposed to be.
Awful. utterly awful. I've had almost no problems for the ~5 years I've been with VM until recently. Now it seems to have gone to **it almost overnight.
Sorry that you've experienced issues with your service, I am unable to see any faults on the network or your local connection at present.
Are you connecting wired or wirelessly when this issue occurs?
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Awful speeds again this evening (not that other evenings have been particularly great in recent weeks)
1 13 ms 2 ms 2 ms www.asusnetwork.net [192.168.1.1] 2 17 ms 12 ms 24 ms cpc13-fare7-2-0-gw.6-1.cable.virginmedia.com [82 .4.52.1] 3 10 ms 14 ms 17 ms cosh-core-1b-ae1-3671.network.virginmedia.net [8 0.3.163.253] 4 20 ms 24 ms 20 ms glfd-bb-1b-ae4-0.network.virginmedia.net [212.43 .163.213] 5 17 ms 15 ms 21 ms glfd-tmr-1-ae5-0.network.virginmedia.net [213.10 5.159.46] 6 32 ms 26 ms 15 ms tcl5-ic-1-as0-0.network.virginmedia.net [62.253. 185.78] 7 22 ms 36 ms 14 ms 188.8.131.52 8 * * * Request timed out. 9 * * * Request timed out. 10 14 ms 29 ms 17 ms ae0.er01.telhc.bbc.co.uk [184.108.40.206] 11 27 ms 18 ms 21 ms 220.127.116.11 12 26 ms 29 ms 31 ms bbc-vip112.telhc.bbc.co.uk [18.104.22.168]
My conn dropped for about 20 mins or so this morning. I spent that time plugging in different routers, connecting the machine directly to the closest PC and watching the flashing (or sometimes not flasing) sync light on the modem.
Since it came back up, touch wood (not that I'm superstitious), the connection seems much better.
I've been doing various speed tests/downloads at different times of day over the last few days.
Happy to say that, apart from the disconnect I mentioned in my last post and another one yesterday, my connection seems like it's back to a pretty much rock solid 10MB.
Only thing I'm wondering about now is the old VM modem I've got. Both times when the connection's dropped I've not been able to access the modem's web interface. I don't know if that's significant or the norm. There's no settings there that can be adjusted by the user anyway so I've rarely had cause to look in there (except when I'm just nosing around).