I have the Exact same thing in basingstoke.. The last 2-3 days its dropped to 1mbps at peak times.. when i check in the morning/mid-day its fine.. Also it shows 200mbps even tho i am only getting 1mbps.. i think they are having big problems
Always been able to connect to Game Servers in the US and Canada at any time of the day or night. In the last couple of days i cant connect at all in the late afternoon or evening yet early mornings are 100% fine.Others friends on Virgin Media in other area can connect fine.
Its like connections have suddenly started to be throttled in the evenings.
Yep, I have the same thing in Area 31 (Woodley). Over the last few days Netflix and Amazon Video have been completely unusable on my phone, TV and a laptop in the evening. I briefly tried it this morning at 6.30am and Netflix was better on all devices (i.e. it eventually crept up to 1080p); right now it's so slow that my TV app cannot even start a Netflix video. In a browser on my laptop the same video eventually started playing but it looks appalling and uses about 1Mbps according to Windows Performance Monitor.
The iOS speedtest app reports 100Mbps at Maidenhead Iomart and a maximum of 2Mbps if I try other servers (which is much more like the streaming video performance I'm seeing). What is going on?
I dread calling the VM support line so I'll give it another 24 hours to sort itself out.
Pleased I found this post, I thought I was going mad! Area 31 as well and experiencing the same problems mentioned. I’ll stop rebooting my equipment as it’s obviously a Virginmedia issue. Hopefully thus will get picked up.
I am in Reading (near Cemetery Junction) and my connection started having issue about 3 weeks ago. At first it was one or two drop outs of wifi a day requiring a restart (but my wired connection continued as normal).
Within the last 2 days my wired connection has also been dropping and when on often receives at between 1 to 6 Mbps (when it was previously always between 210 to 220). It does seem to be normal in the morning and it is when I get back from work at about 18:30 that the service has slowed to a crawl. The upload speed remains normal.
Nothing has changed about my 3 internet devices or the router position. Before my present issues the service from the router had always been at full speed and reliable for the years I've had it.
Superhub 2 (I am not the account holder but I do have access to the router settings).