Drastic drop in speeds throughout the day

Piyush Singh

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Oct 13, 2005
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Hi,I am having a sharp drop in daytime speeds on my connection since a couple of days.3 days back I had confirmed to the Airtel executive that I did not wish to be automatically upgraded to the 256 Kbps plan (Rental Rs. 999/-) & would prefer to remain on 128 Kbps plan which I was since 2 Nov,05 (Earlier rental Rs.999/-,Now Rs.699/-),as I was more than satisfied with its performance & did not feel any need to upgrade it even at the same rental.To give u an idea I used to download around a GB of data per day if I kept the PC on for almost the whole day.I used primarily torrents & edonkey.Now in the nights my sygate firewall reports incoming data at around 50 KBps sometimes but normally stays around 35 or so,the day time speeds vary between a pathetic 8.5 to 20 KBps.Either they were giving speeds more than the plan earlier or they have snubbed me now.On searching the board i came across comments that Airtel was offering double speeds at night in & around NCR,but here in Lucknow I have neither recd. any call nor any letter intimating me of the same.My friends on the same plan but having USB modems have been getting very good speeds with emule etc,which I never got probably bec. of the port forwarding prob. ,but torrents seemed to do it for me.Now I am stuck with pathetic speeds throughout the day,though there is some relief at night.Is anyone else experiencing the same problems or do I have to forcibly upgrade to 256 Kbps plan in order to get the speeds I was gettiing for 3 months on my 128 Kbps plan ?BTW are there any Lucknow Airtel Subscribers here ? If so mail me at piyushsinghj(at)yahoo(dot)com,so that we can have some talks regarding Airtel's performance here & maybe share some downloads.I will be calling & writing to Airtel guys & hope that I get the old speeds back.Thanks for bearing with me by reading this awfully long post but I fell cheated & wish to air my woes.Thanks
 

Sushubh

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Oct 29, 2004
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airtel broadband has been painfully slow here in gurgaon as well. it got a bit better after we complained. the fact remains that they want us to believe that the download speeds from their own servers are what we are supposed to get and the speedometer on their own site is always faster than other general sites.
 

vishalrao

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Jan 21, 2005
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conspiracy theory:

maybe airtel is hooking up their "servers" (in batches, phases, whatever) to their brand spanking new "SE ME WE 4" network link, which will boost their bandwidth capacity, thats why its slow these days...

i think i posted this conspiracy theory on a thread/topic and the topic vanished ! ooooh, brrrrrrr, spooky

edit: ok no, its still there: http://broadbandforum.in/index.php?showtop...indpost&p=39373

and doh, sushubh posted it too i see
 


Sushubh

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damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn.........Shut up Sushubh...
 


vishalrao

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i still stand by my conspiracy theory :)especially also with the iptv news coming out
 

leomax

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Conspiracy theory might be true afterall :p But i heard even the old sea-me-we's capacties are underutilzed.