QNET 7MB Connection

For three weeks I have been putting my 7MB connection through the hoops. Downloading at full capacity, streaming HD content while making simultaneous downloads and uploads.

This is an example of the connection going with multiple downloads working, as you can see it peaks around 900 – 960 Kbps, when the connection was 4MB I was constantly downloading at 400 to 500 Kbps, with 7MB I’m getting a little bit more but not as stable as before. The downloads average range from 700 to 850 Kbps, but still its a lot more then before. Qnet has managed to provide a really good stable connection at this speed, meaning it doesn’t disconnect but it does slow down sometimes. I think they are working out some kinks but these speeds are pretty good for Kuwait. Now to wait for ADSL2 which is coming sometime over the next year or two to increase our bandwidth with our current MOC setup.

Torrent Slow Down

I remember this tendency back in the day when I used to download a lot, my router would freeze up and I would need to restart. Now that the Buffalo is under pressure, anything that is connected to it remains connected, but nothing else can connect to the router via wired or wireless connection. I’m sustaining a constant download of 380 to 450 Kbps throughout the day, the ISP must hate me right now, this is going to last for at least another two weeks. I find it funny that the router can’t seem to handle this much consistent throughput.