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Re: My 350Mb connection is throttled to 10Mb

I've tried to say invest in a VPN because the odds are you will get caught,the copyright letters are frequent this year and the heavy downloading puts you at risk,enough said

I've no idea why the speed gets so low yes it does seem like a throttle situation that's why I suggested try smaller amounts for a week see if you can maintain the download speed downloading less

Good luck maybe it is a faulty hub3 

 

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Re: My 350Mb connection is throttled to 10Mb


@ProTofik wrote:

I get this, but it still doesn't explain why it is only torrent traffic and nothing else that causes the 10Mb/s drop. 


Are you limiting your upload rate when torrenting?

Be aware that most torrent clients will use all the upstream bandwidth by default.  This has a knock on effect in limiting the downstream quite drastically due to the way DOCSIS actually works.

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Re: My 350Mb connection is throttled to 10Mb

Here is another interesting thing.

I have noticed that broadband alternates between 1MB/s and 45MB/s exactly every 60 seconds.

So I did this:

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This resolved the issue for about 10 minutes, after which is started alternating again, but this with being 3min good and 30s bad. After another 15 mins, it went down to 60s good and 60s bad.

It is only 23C in my room so again, doesn't make sense, but change of behaviour like this caused by extra airflow again points at something being wrong with the hub...

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Re: My 350Mb connection is throttled to 10Mb

Yes, I know, 350Mb down, 20Mb up, but not necessarily at the same time. I always limit the client to half the available download speed, so in this case 10Mb/s (~1MB/s)

The torrents I am testing on, no one downloads them off me at the same time.

I can be uploading at full speed all the time when I'm not downloading and it has no noticeable effect on my broadband download speed. 

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Re: My 350Mb connection is throttled to 10Mb

Can you remove the attenuator? Bear with me if it seems silly, but my experience of dealing with difficult problems is to rule out as many possibilities as you can.

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Re: My 350Mb connection is throttled to 10Mb

Well the engineer replaced it today after fixing noise on the line. If I remember right, it changed from 6db to 15db.

I will try it tomorrow.

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Re: My 350Mb connection is throttled to 10Mb


@ProTofik wrote:

Here is another interesting thing.

I have noticed that broadband alternates between 1MB/s and 45MB/s exactly every 60 seconds.

So I did this:

 

 

This resolved the issue for about 10 minutes, after which is started alternating again, but this with being 3min good and 30s bad. After another 15 mins, it went down to 60s good and 60s bad.

It is only 23C in my room so again, doesn't make sense, but change of behaviour like this caused by extra airflow again points at something being wrong with the hub...


Maybe the hub is over heating? but I think all hub 3 have this issue due to no heatsink on the CPU.  

 

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Re: My 350Mb connection is throttled to 10Mb

The fan would also indirectly  cooling the equipment below. Could they be the problem rather than the hub

Don't think I've seen a BQM in the thread - probably worth setting one up and posting results

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Re: My 350Mb connection is throttled to 10Mb

I would like to point out that to the best of my knowledge VM techs are supposed to be avoiding the use of attenuators where possible anyway.  Normally they should be using the correct tap point at the street cab so that the power levels fall with in the ideal range by the time it gets to your house.  (different tap points have different attenuations to support how close the houses are to the street cab itself).

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Re: My 350Mb connection is throttled to 10Mb

Hi, ProTofik,

 

Thank you for updating us here in the Virgin Media Community forum.

 

Your updates can surely help if any of our members here would encounter the same issue.

 

I see that you have another visit scheduled today , Monday.

I just want to check on you and if you can update us on that appointment, too.

 

We're hoping that the torrenting issue you have will now be resolved.

 

Keep us posted. Thanks.

 

Mia_C

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