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Author Topic: Virgin Media capacity testing  (Read 1312 times)

CarlT

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Virgin Media capacity testing
« on: June 23, 2019, 12:22:48 PM »

Hi all,

So our house move has been put back. Again. Can't really work on 4G until the new completion date so have taken advantage of a Virgin Media rolling contract.

I don't pay the bill so have elected to have both the 402.75 down, 22.1 up business service and the 402.75 down, 37.5 up residential service run together for 4 weeks.

I'll be using some software to load balance the two, and will see how the capacity holds up to having over 800Mb, over 50% of the capacity downstream, and nearly 60Mb, about 55% of capacity upstream, consumed by one device.

At peak times this will break things, no question. There's no way there will be that much capacity sitting idle. Off-peak should be more interesting and may produce tests around the 760-770 down, 57 up mark.

We'll see. Will advise.
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Re: Virgin Media capacity testing
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2019, 04:50:37 PM »

So our house move has been put back. Again.

  :(

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. . . will see how the capacity holds up to having over 800Mb, over 50% of the capacity downstream, and nearly 60Mb, about 55% of capacity upstream, consumed by one device.

At peak times this will break things, no question. There's no way there will be that much capacity sitting idle. Off-peak should be more interesting and may produce tests around the 760-770 down, 57 up mark.

We'll see. Will advise.

I'm sure I won't be the only one interested to see what happens.  ;)
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Re: Virgin Media capacity testing
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2019, 06:06:38 PM »

Ditto.   
Sorry to hear the house move has been delayed :(
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Re: Virgin Media capacity testing
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2019, 12:05:59 PM »

'Install' or, more accurately, me telling the person in the van to activate the modem and hand it over as I'm already set, Tuesday.

Give me a day or so to get the load balancing sorted, the hardware is only ickle so this'll be at the edge of its capabilities, and I'll be able to test. I'll use the DSLReports one as it's most accommodating to load balancing. Some Ookla ones are too to some extent also.

Have to love student status, by the way. No install fee, no 'flexi-fee' on the 350Mb rolling contract, getting it for 45GBP a month rather than 52 with no 70GBP in advance.

*Strokes University of London card.
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Re: Virgin Media capacity testing
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2019, 01:35:49 PM »

Installed.

See how it holds up!

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Re: Virgin Media capacity testing
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2019, 05:26:50 PM »

Utilisation on the segment rising.

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Re: Virgin Media capacity testing
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2019, 07:26:50 PM »

Consistently in the 700/50 - 740/55 range at the moment. Not bad.
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Re: Virgin Media capacity testing
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2019, 07:47:43 PM »

Very nice, good to see you're still getting good speeds peak time.
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Re: Virgin Media capacity testing
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2019, 11:15:14 PM »

Yes. The 657 was an outlier. Quite impressed.
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Re: Virgin Media capacity testing
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2019, 12:30:42 AM »

Consistently in the 700/50 - 740/55 range at the moment. Not bad.

Impressive at peak time! 
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Re: Virgin Media capacity testing
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2019, 11:46:35 AM »

Last night subjected to somewhat more work things dropped a bit.

The below is 2 download threads, 1 to max out each link.
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Re: Virgin Media capacity testing
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2019, 05:10:02 PM »

nice results I may do a similar test on their monthly deal.
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Re: Virgin Media capacity testing
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2019, 12:50:12 PM »

Owners of shared networks would love the advanced security option I'm trying to get into the product. Won't go into it but it would be a nightmare for bandwidth consumption: bwahaha.
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Re: Virgin Media capacity testing
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2019, 03:26:00 PM »

Installed.

See how it holds up!



Oh I want this one! How will I order this 744/57 with VM?
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Re: Virgin Media capacity testing
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2019, 05:59:59 PM »

If you read the thread you'd know  :P
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