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BT mega slow last couple of days!! Anyone else?

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,764 Valentia


    The return address that I was asked to send mine to is as I quoted above. Either way it will get to the intended target I imagine.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,764 Valentia


    Sar! wrote: »
    Interesting to see what happens when you do provide that info though.

    Pings don't bother me but it does seem odd that my pings seem ok ish when my download speed is crap:

    Tracing route to www.bbc.net.uk [212.58.253.67]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

    1 1 ms 1 ms <1 ms 192.168.1.1
    2 93 ms 62 ms 56 ms bas001.bmt.esat.net [193.95.142.242]
    3 64 ms 61 ms 55 ms vlan103.rt002.bmt.esat.net [193.95.142.1]
    4 56 ms 55 ms 57 ms ge1-0.core001.bmt.esat.net [193.95.140.17]
    5 55 ms 57 ms 55 ms pos3-0.core001.cwt.esat.net [193.95.131.41]
    6 70 ms 67 ms 68 ms pos2-0.br001.ldn.esat.net [193.95.131.14]
    7 76 ms 71 ms 73 ms bbc-gw0-linx.prt0.thdoe.bbc.co.uk [195.66.224.10
    3]
    8 75 ms 70 ms 71 ms 212.58.238.129
    9 73 ms 72 ms 79 ms te12-1.hsw0.cwwtf.bbc.co.uk [212.58.239.222]
    10 75 ms 77 ms 73 ms www-vip.cwwtf.bbc.co.uk [212.58.253.67]

    Trace complete.

    C:\Users\Danny>tracert ftp.esat.net
    Tracing route to ftp.esat.net [193.120.14.241]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

    1 2 ms 1 ms <1 ms 192.168.1.1
    2 62 ms 57 ms 61 ms bas001.bmt.esat.net [193.95.142.242]
    3 62 ms 64 ms 58 ms vlan101.rt001.bmt.esat.net [193.95.141.1]
    4 60 ms 61 ms 61 ms ftp.esat.net [193.120.14.241]

    Trace complete.


    My download speed on a 7.6 line was: 122kB/sec

    Line Attenuation: Downstream: 28 Upstream: 27
    SNR: Down 10dB Up: 13dB

    Line Rate: Down: 7616Kbps Up: 672 Kbps


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,114 ✭✭✭ Keith186


    Mine was very slow a couple of days ago and as mentioned above youtube was ridiculous. Don't know if was coincidence or not but I disconnected and reconnected and everything was back at full speed including youtube.
    2610 down on 3meg line.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,987 ✭✭✭✭ adox


    Just to add that I noticed awful download speeds this evening for the first time, maybe a tenth of what I would expect from the source. Did a speed test and got terrible stats.

    I`ve just rebooted my router and everything is back up to speed(for the time bring maybe?).


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,219 ✭✭✭ hellboy99


    With BT 3MB and speeds for me have dropped, taking ages to load a webpage.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 360 ✭✭ Calebmcd


    Every time i get slow speeds(not downloading, but browsing)
    I check my ip address.

    Its always a 78.16.x.x

    So i disconnect and reconnect until i get a 200+ ip.

    Then the problems go away

    Pinging www.boards.ie [89.234.66.107] with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 89.234.66.107: bytes=32 time=17ms TTL=59
    Reply from 89.234.66.107: bytes=32 time=17ms TTL=59
    Reply from 89.234.66.107: bytes=32 time=18ms TTL=59
    Reply from 89.234.66.107: bytes=32 time=17ms TTL=59

    Ping statistics for 89.234.66.107:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 17ms, Maximum = 18ms, Average = 17ms

    Tracing route to www.boards.ie [89.234.66.107]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

    1 1 ms 1 ms <1 ms 192.168.0.1
    2 15 ms 16 ms 16 ms bas503.cwt.esat.net [193.95.136.239]
    3 16 ms 16 ms 20 ms vlan501.rt502.cwt.esat.net [193.95.137.125]
    4 16 ms 15 ms 16 ms vlan52.rt001.cwt.esat.net [193.95.130.145]
    5 16 ms 16 ms 17 ms ge0-0.br001.cwt.esat.net [193.95.129.4]
    6 17 ms 19 ms 17 ms to-inex-dub-deg-gw.digiweb.ie [193.242.111.20]
    7 19 ms 19 ms 17 ms ip-89-234-66-107.dedi.digiweb.ie [89.234.66.107]


    Trace complete.


    Early today my net was unbearable, never mind the pings pages wouldn't load.
    Low and behold, it was a 78.16.x.x

    After reconnects by 5 or 6 times i got a 200+ ip

    Now i have fast browsing my normal 3mb and good pings as you can see!

    GIVE IT A TRY!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3 edster99


    I reconnected, got a non 78. ip address and all is much better.

    Curiously, I noted that when on the 78. address range some things worked ok but others were crap. E.g. when I used the limerick node on speedtest.net it gave ok numbers, but when connecting to the Dublin node it was woeful ( < 500kb/s on a 5Mbit connection.

    Sort it out BT!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,528 ✭✭✭ Zonda999


    My speed is back to normal for the last couple of days:):).Youtube still very pedestrian, though:mad:.It has been for the last month or so, now

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    Oddly, my ISP, according to speedtest has changed to "internet services ireland".WTF??


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 7,088 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Jonathan


    Zonda999 wrote: »
    My speed is back to normal for the last couple of days:):).Youtube still very pedestrian, though:mad:.It has been for the last month or so, now

    318992601.png

    Oddly, my ISP, according to speedtest has changed to "internet services ireland".WTF??
    BT has bought up lots of small isps.

    They probably never bothered to update the RIPE databases.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 56 ✭✭✭ jack222


    I have noticed my speed crawling last couple of weeks and am glad to find I am not the only one.

    I emailed BT two weeks ago about it. They replied with a long list of questions to ask me, even though I informed them it was working fine for the previous two years!. So I rang them, but was put on hold for one hour, so gave up. I emailed them back an answer to every question.

    Didnt get a reply for 4 working days!. All they did was ask me to plug the router into main phone socket......BS

    So I ring again, on hold for 30 mins, I give up and put my number into system for call back. 3 hours later some guy rings me. He sounded like a Nigerian. He finished every sentence with please? and could barely carry out a conversation with me, his English was that bad.
    Eventually he informed me that there was problem with the EIRCOM infrastructure since a recent upgrade and this was causing a bottleneck in traffic. He says they are trying to fix.
    I asked him why there is nothing on the website and why the wasters on BT support are asking me to do stupid tests when the problem is on their end, he asked me for my router model......

    I gave up, I will ring tomorrow and try and get someone who has a clue. If its not fixed or at least something on their webpage in the next few days I cancel subscription.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 893 rivalius13


    I'm getting throttled right now. Went over download limit. It sucks balls. Paying for 7.6MB, getting 128kb.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 357 ✭✭ Elem


    Ive 24mb on the North Exchange.. It's across the road from my house. Downloading at a excellent speed, but ping when trying to play online games is awful.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,727 ✭✭✭ kleefarr


    I have tried resetting to a different IP address about 15/20 times and I always get 78. :(


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 7,088 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Jonathan


    kleefarr wrote: »
    I have tried resetting to a different IP address about 15/20 times and I always get 78. :(
    You only get a new ip address when your lease expires.
    BT have 24 hour leases iirc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 360 ✭✭ Calebmcd


    jmccrohan wrote: »
    You only get a new ip address when your lease expires.
    BT have 24 hour leases iirc.

    Not true, if you disconnect. Then reconnect after say 30 secs, you well 9/10 time get a new ip.

    And eventually you will get a Non 78 IP.

    If you dont disconnect your ip can last up to 3 days.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,476 Samba


    Since the heavy rain around the area my land line is dead thankfully the broadband is up and running but each time I restart my router/connection I sync anywhere between 2mb-5mb, usually when I sync up at my standard 6mb I ping boards at 40-45ms.

    70-160 is now the norm.....

    meh, think im just gonna downgrade back to 3mb, these problem would have happened anyway due to the weather probably but I'm tired of trying to play xbox live with red and yellow signal bars.


  • Registered Users Posts: 256 ✭✭ patto_chan


    I did a speedtest recently for the first time in ages and was surprised to see my former 3MB connection has now been upgraded. I know BT and other providers are touting faster speeds but hadn't expected my exchange to be upgraded yet. (I'm in Athy, South Kildare.)

    319258088.png

    The result above is the best I've seen in recent days but other times download measures at 4,500 kb/s or above. It fluctuates depending in traffic I presume.
    Previously when I was on 3MB I used to get 2,600 kb/s or so download speed.

    I've also just checked the speed of my connection on IrishISPtest.ie.
    It shows similar results.
    Sweet. :cool:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 56 ✭✭✭ jack222


    patto_chan wrote: »
    I did a speedtest recently for the first time in ages and was surprised to see my former 3MB connection has now been upgraded. I know BT and other providers are touting faster speeds but hadn't expected my exchange to be upgraded yet. (I'm in Athy, South Kildare.)

    319258088.png

    The result above is the best I've seen in recent days but other times download measures at 4,500 kb/s or above. It fluctuates depending in traffic I presume.
    Previously when I was on 3MB I used to get 2,600 kb/s or so download speed.

    I've also just checked the speed of my connection on IrishISPtest.ie.
    It shows similar results.
    Sweet. :cool:


    This is true, my download speed has gone up on these sites too.

    However, connection keeps stop working everyone now and again and at times when browsing can take ages to open up one page.

    Spoke to BT they confirmed that although they have upgraded speed, they are having massive issues with a bottleneck in traffic


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,219 ✭✭✭ hellboy99


    Looks like the upgrades may have been a bad idea (as if they didn't know it would be :rolleyes: )


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,727 ✭✭✭ kleefarr


    Calebmcd wrote: »
    Not true, if you disconnect. Then reconnect after say 30 secs, you well 9/10 time get a new ip.

    And eventually you will get a Non 78 IP.

    If you dont disconnect your ip can last up to 3 days.

    It wouldn't change for me.
    May be it's because I'm on the BT 24MB exchange?
    Or may be I should reset manually and not via the HTML interface?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 27 ✭✭✭ ulysses1


    Yeah, great service the last few days. My 7.6 connection runs currently as follows:

    319723910.png

    Advertising as 8MB Broadband should be against the trades description act and we're paying for this?! I can't even be bothered to phone BT. What's worse is there's no alternative.

    We should all get rebates.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 165 ✭✭ Stephen!


    Mine been mega slow for the past ages too! Im deffo not being throttled because all i've download this month has been Nightmare Before Christmas mp4 for hats like at ipod resoloution and a CD today, it was downloading at 11KBS a second.
    Youtube videos are taking like 10 minutes to load a 5 minute video, and sometimes it won't even laod and will stop halfway through!

    Does anyone have any idea what this is about?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,025 zod


    in sallins .. bt very slow today


  • Registered Users Posts: 19 ✭✭✭ donkeyradish


    getting worse, if anything

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  • Registered Users Posts: 730 ✭✭✭ Ronan


    Thanks for the info about the 78.x.x.x address.

    Interestingly, whenever I am stuck on a 78.x address according to whatismyipaddress.com it is telling me I am in Cork or Galway :confused: when I hit the more stable 213.x address it is tellimg me correctly I am in dublin.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23 ✭✭✭ tradman


    Really crappy speeds on my 3MB connection in Kildare. YouTube videos are unwatchable. Thankfully not just me. Anyone know whats going on ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 127 ✭✭ aktelmiele


    Elem wrote: »
    Ive 24mb on the North Exchange.. It's across the road from my house. Downloading at a excellent speed, but ping when trying to play online games is awful.

    I would suggest emailing or ringing in and asking to have interleaving turned off. That shuld givr you a better connection while gaming online.


  • Registered Users Posts: 189 ✭✭ mattman


    Calebmcd wrote: »
    Every time i get slow speeds(not downloading, but browsing)
    I check my ip address.

    Its always a 78.16.x.x

    So i disconnect and reconnect until i get a 200+ ip.

    Then the problems go away

    Pinging www.boards.ie [89.234.66.107] with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 89.234.66.107: bytes=32 time=17ms TTL=59
    Reply from 89.234.66.107: bytes=32 time=17ms TTL=59
    Reply from 89.234.66.107: bytes=32 time=18ms TTL=59
    Reply from 89.234.66.107: bytes=32 time=17ms TTL=59

    Ping statistics for 89.234.66.107:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 17ms, Maximum = 18ms, Average = 17ms

    Tracing route to www.boards.ie [89.234.66.107]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

    1 1 ms 1 ms <1 ms 192.168.0.1
    2 15 ms 16 ms 16 ms bas503.cwt.esat.net [193.95.136.239]
    3 16 ms 16 ms 20 ms vlan501.rt502.cwt.esat.net [193.95.137.125]
    4 16 ms 15 ms 16 ms vlan52.rt001.cwt.esat.net [193.95.130.145]
    5 16 ms 16 ms 17 ms ge0-0.br001.cwt.esat.net [193.95.129.4]
    6 17 ms 19 ms 17 ms to-inex-dub-deg-gw.digiweb.ie [193.242.111.20]
    7 19 ms 19 ms 17 ms ip-89-234-66-107.dedi.digiweb.ie [89.234.66.107]


    Trace complete.


    Early today my net was unbearable, never mind the pings pages wouldn't load.
    Low and behold, it was a 78.16.x.x

    After reconnects by 5 or 6 times i got a 200+ ip

    Now i have fast browsing my normal 3mb and good pings as you can see!

    GIVE IT A TRY!


    No difference at ALL....

    you sure? Im on 200+ip right now and ping is 82ms on boards.ie

    (im on option 3 with bt, and get 5meg downloads...pings before upgrade 18ms ..now 82 ish - boards.ie)

    m.


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 7,088 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Jonathan


    mattman wrote: »
    No difference at ALL....

    you sure? Im on 200+ip right now and ping is 82ms on boards.ie

    (im on option 3 with bt, and get 5meg downloads...pings before upgrade 18ms ..now 82 ish - boards.ie)

    m.

    Your high ping times are due to the upgrade, not due to the ip address


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  • Registered Users Posts: 189 ✭✭ mattman


    jmccrohan wrote: »
    Your high ping times are due to the upgrade, not due to the ip address

    i think so to..

    but one guy says it worked for him..(ie : get your ip to 200+.x.x.x

    Must admit, just now i got 82ms off "call of duty 4"..which i never got since upgrade...normally 110ms ish....probably just got lucky..

    m.


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