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    Slow Internet anyone?

    Not slow browsing, which would be a core proxy issue, but downloading large files?

    There's no way classes are using 30Mbps of downlink and almost 70Mbps of uplink. Speed tests over the past month or so have been like this:



    This is a synchronous 100Mbps connection!

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    *Stares daggers as typing this on a poor 10Mbps line*

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    Who is hosting the files? Maybe the connection the remote server is hosted on it slow?

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    Ours seems normal:

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    Upload still very low - unless I'm wrong and it isn't 100Mbps/100Mbps up and down?

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    Getting similar results here:


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    Try giving your proxy and gateway switch a reboot. I had a Catalyst 3550 completely fail on me recently which Service Birmingham replaced. Some of these must be 7+ years old easily.

    Edit: I can confirm BGfL's connectivity is 10Mbps up/down and 100Mbps up/down as they're all lease lines. If you used BT Infinity for example, it may be something like 20Mbps up/80Mbps down. Lease lines are definitely the way forward.
    Last edited by Michael; 4th March 2014 at 02:02 PM.

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    Any one still having issues? are speeds are not fantastic hear

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    It is interesting you guys aren't getting close to 100Mbps up and down. I presume you've tried at different times of day?

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    I have tried all on and off and even out of hr's for weeks and not broken 60 mb/s with a few 8 mb/s even when no one is around.

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    I presume you've told Link2ICT you're not getting the advertised speed?

    It does kind of make some sense - on a 10Mbps link it's topping out at 8.5Mbps or less typically, so multiply that by 10 and I can understand why you're only getting approx. 60Mbps.

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    Yes! Link2ict are working on it and say the link is fine to the proxy. and are asking about dns issues today we will see if they come back with any helpful suggestions. my main issue is the drop outs we are only a small school but are having a lot of issues since the new firewall whether something needs changing or updating i do not no.

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    Those of you with slow internet, PM me your school name and I'll get someone at the top to look into it



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