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LostInSilence
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Gamer package only getting 100 meg

Hi there,

I just had my broadband installed, however when I perform a speed test (speedtest app and on my games console) I'm getting just over 100 Meg, not really close at all to the 200 Meg I'm paying for. I understand it is 'up to 200 Meg', but I do expect it to be a lot closer than half the speed I'm paying for.

I've rebooted the router to switch channels, but I'm still getting around 100 Meg download speeds.

The Gamer broadband package says that it has no traffic management.

I was hoping there was some way to check to see if I could get closer to the speeds I'm paying for.

Thanks.
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during the weekend and after 4pm to midnight you will not get the speeds you asking for and wireless network will not get full speed anyway go wired with gamer package and it is better connection then wireless network and with peek times they are fixing it slowly to have same speed all the time

plus there is a over utilisation issues across the network everyone is getting slow speed at peek times

Using VIVID 350 Optical Fibre, Player TV, Talk Weekends



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Re: Gamer package only getting 100 meg

Thanks for the reply!

My console is wired so that shouldn't be too much of an issue.

With the no traffic management statement on the package I bought I assumed that meant regardless of peak times or weekends my speed wouldn't be affected?
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peek times effect the speed and you will not get full on 200mb with a console and everyone is on the network at the same time it over loads it and it will get slower and slower they are working on this issue atm

and yes everyone gets effected with slow speeds at peek times and weekends

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Re: Gamer package only getting 100 meg

Peak time congestion is not the same as traffic management.

Traffic management is when VM directly manage you.

Peak time congestion is when the network is overloaded so you indirectly get 'traffic managed' (it's not traffic management at all but for simplicity's sake will leave it at that)
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