SWGFL provide our Internet and it's been pretty much unusable today. System Status shows "No known issues" so I might ring them in a bit a see what's up.
We recently completed a change over to Fiber To The Cabinet through SWGfL (which I understand is actually ISP provided by Talk Talk). First day of serious use yesterday and howls of protest greeted me when I came in this morning. Was this a blip or is FTTC not the answer I wonder? Any other SWGfL area schools care to share their experiences please?
mwbutler (7th November 2013)
Indeed just got off to RM who are saying it's a DDOS attack, they use TalkTalk to provide our fibre connection so guess it's against their kit.
Now SWGfL have sorted out the DDOS issue I'm told by our teachers that they are still not happy with the speed of the 'new' system. Apparently trying to show streamed clips results in a total fail most of the time. Never usede to get that complaint before we switched to FTTC.
What's the speed you changed to?
We got 30meg both ways and that seems fine.
We get problems during lunch times with internet speeds as kids are hamming it.
How many computers do you have there?
According to the proposal documents I got back in Feb, the FTTC option is asynchronous so uploads were upto 10mbps, and downloads upto 40mbps depending on local conditions.
If you were on fibre or copper circuit (not ADSL) then the connection would be symmetrical. I was glad to upgrade the cap for ours to 50mb as we've hit it a couple of times since the start of Sept.
Last edited by Boredguy; 13th November 2013 at 09:33 AM. Reason: typos
Doh me! Got my upload and download transposed. The beauties of being dyslexic!!
Average seems to be about:
Upload: 37.30 mbps
Download: 9.26 mbps
We have about 140 workstations but rarely more than 20 on at a time.
We did recently allow U-Tube for teachers but have clamped down on the lads accessing it in classrooms where they were abusing it.
have you tested staffproxy and normal proxy?
Speeds are looking typical for FTTC
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