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eamo



Joined: 08 Mar 2003
Location: Shepherd's Bush, 1964.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My internet has been very sluggish since yesterday.
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cj1976



Joined: 26 Oct 2005

PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't open Google or Gmail on my PC, but they work fine on my phone.
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digiboy



Joined: 20 Nov 2009

PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same problem here...(Rural korea)

Neighbours Wifi works fine...

Ethernet...cannot access Gmail/Google...
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Adam Carolla



Joined: 26 Feb 2010

PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys on CnM broadband do know that their download and upload are not equal right? When I had CnM 100 megabit, I believe the upload was capped at something ridiculous like 1 megabit. It's crap.

The best broadband I ever had was LG Xspeed, which was 100 up and down, consistently.
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weebil



Joined: 24 May 2009

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just ran a speedtest and i'm getting less than 1 mbps up and down. it's been like this for a month, but when i first moved here it was fine. youtube and megavideo are now unusable. no idea what changed in the past month.
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Swampfox10mm



Joined: 24 Mar 2011

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SK has been crawling on anything outside of Korea. A tracert showed that the bottleneck is an IP with Hanaro telecom. For whatever reason, SK routes my internet thru them after it bounces around between other Korean IP's. It then goes out to the USA. A call to SK and they blamed Japan tsunami problems. Did a SK cable get cut? I actually get faster service to the USA using my SK Galaxy S 3g phone! SK doesnt have an explanation for that, however.

I think certain users are squelched while others get priority.

I am talking 32k dialup speeds.
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Swampfox10mm



Joined: 24 Mar 2011

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woo hoo... I'm up to a full 64k on Friday night using Speakeasy Speed Test to Seattle. Terrible.

Last Result:
Download Speed: 564 kbps (70.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 2774 kbps (346.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
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crossmr



Joined: 22 Nov 2008
Location: Hwayangdong, Seoul

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swampfox10mm wrote:
SK has been crawling on anything outside of Korea. A tracert showed that the bottleneck is an IP with Hanaro telecom. For whatever reason, SK routes my internet thru them after it bounces around between other Korean IP's. It then goes out to the USA. A call to SK and they blamed Japan tsunami problems. Did a SK cable get cut? I actually get faster service to the USA using my SK Galaxy S 3g phone! SK doesnt have an explanation for that, however.

I think certain users are squelched while others get priority.

I am talking 32k dialup speeds.


Hanaro is SK. it's SK's old name.

SK doesn't have any cables of their own. it's all shared. There are basically only a few ways out of Korea.

http://blog.boondoggle.eu/SeaCableHi.jpg
You can see a zoomed out view here. Looking for a better one. basically most stuff has to go through Japan, or maybe out through Guam or China.. that's about it.
With Japan being damaged, it really limits the traffic options.
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Swampfox10mm



Joined: 24 Mar 2011

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, cross. Thanks for the good info.

Oddly, I was getting lower overall speeds even yet through my phone just a bit ago, but was able to Skype better to my family in the US. Must be something about ping. My ping was like 400+ on hardline once it left that hanaro connection. Pretty horrid. Wonder if this will be fixed in a matter of weeks/months/years?
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saram_



Joined: 13 May 2008

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't noticed much difference in Internet speed in my home..over the past two years..
It's just always been crappy..I just got used to it.

BUT recently my IPhone connection has become really crappy especially when i am at home.
It seems to work fine when I am outside but when I am at home i'm getting the 'cannot find internet connection" a lot..

Is this a recent trend..

Seems like some others are having similar probs recently..

So frustrating when using apps like PING CHAT or Kakou talk and the message comes back- cannot send.

The 3G logo is coming and going..
Terrible really!!!
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Nuggets



Joined: 23 Nov 2009

PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I'm with CM now at 100mbps. They promised dl speeds of 60-80 with ul speeds up to 3.

I've speednet tested and pulled down 86mbps and uped 3-5mbps. Got it with cable with a bunch of channels for 25,000/m.

I made a post about 6 months ago about watching youtube. When I first got here, I could stream down 1080HD content, with 11.4mbps. Then, for some reason months after I could barley watch 360 content. For the last month, I've streamed 720 with no problems, but as of lately, it's lagging again where I have to stream at 240.

Wat da heo?
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Koreadays



Joined: 20 May 2008

PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I changed to LGU from KT to get a package deal to save some money
KT was super fast.

LGU seems fine, but then I started downloading torrents and it was snail slow!
so I called up LG and said" HEY!! WTF! the guy said you have two routers the one I gave you and your old one.. you are currently switched to my router
go into internet connections and switch back to your router see what happens
I switched to my router.. AND BINGO! lightening speeds!
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crossmr



Joined: 22 Nov 2008
Location: Hwayangdong, Seoul

PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My upload has suddenly died on SK tonight. Speedtest.net is just stuck on "connecting" for an upload test..and when I ran it again, it got 0.02 Mbps.
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Swampfox10mm



Joined: 24 Mar 2011

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last night was so awful it was pretty much useless to surf.... turned on my VPN, and that improved it enough to surf around and do some torrenting (but still not as fast as it should be).

This SK problem is getting annoying.
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crossmr



Joined: 22 Nov 2008
Location: Hwayangdong, Seoul

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swampfox10mm wrote:
Last night was so awful it was pretty much useless to surf.... turned on my VPN, and that improved it enough to surf around and do some torrenting (but still not as fast as it should be).

This SK problem is getting annoying.


because a VPN cannot overcome the problems of damaged underseas cables. In country was fine last night. I was getting 50down/10up to the seoul speedtest server.
I could barely connect to anything overseas at all.
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