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Upload poor

04-14-2014, 12:31 PM
i have a virgin media 160Mbps connection too (with upload of 12.6Mbps) and i see the same speeds (around 480KB/S, i also have a VDSL2 line with an upload speed of 19.9Mbps and still maxes out at 480KB/S

04-02-2014, 11:32 AM
How did you get on with the VPN? I'm with VM, and I found video uploads painfully slow..

03-26-2014, 10:26 PM
Actually one up from that! I'll install a VPN server on my dedi that is IN the ovh network

03-26-2014, 10:25 PM
Ok, I have a nice speedy VPN from http://privateinternetaccess.com and will be testing soon, Correct I have XXL

03-26-2014, 03:36 PM
For a start, that's 480KB/s which is in bytes, so that's roughly 3.8Mb/s in bits, which is what your Virgin Media speed is measured in. I'm guessing you're on the upgraded XXL, which has a maximum advertised upload speed on 12Mb/s. So you're actually seeing it use about a third of your maximum advertised speed (although Virgin's upload speed can sometimes be higher than advertised). That's not too bad, but it's not fantastic either.

I had a similar issue, and it was Virgin Media. As a test, I VPN'd out of Virgin's network and the upload increase to the maximum capacity of the VPN link. If you have access to a good VPN provider, you can test this for yourself. Upload something, then connect to the VPN and upload something else, compare and contrast. YMMV, but I'd say it's either peering or Virgin's throttling, both are very possible and frankly, both are likely to be Virgin's fault.

Also bear in mind that if you're on a consumer Virgin Media package, upload is probably throttled once you upload more than a certain amount at certain times, as per their traffic management policy (which is on their website). Virgin are heavily skewed towards the download rather than than upload, and their traffic management is set accordingly.

If you upload during the time the thresholds are active on upgraded XXL (Weekdays 4PM - 11PM, different at Weekends) then if you upload a bit over 2GB in one hour then they halve your upload speed. 3GB in two hours and they cut it even further, so be sure to test outside of those hours.

Another factor is that you're uploading one massive file. If you split it into chunks and upload the chunks, it'll upload several chunks at once and that too will likely increase speed.

03-23-2014, 02:10 AM
I signed up for hubic (and paid) a week ago or so because i expected a good Upload and Download (The irony of my username)

I have 100GB but am uploading at 480KB/s meaning the limiting factor is not space but speed...
This is silly as all night I have been trying to upload a 35GB file

My internet is::
10-12mbps up (Depending on what else is going on in my house)
as my speedtest shows

I get 98mbps down to my OVH dedi and 10-12mbps up (which has a 100mbps NIC)

Please sort this out as it almost seems like you are trying to stop people using there promised space by slowing down how much we can upload

I cannot comment on download because I have nothing to download from!

I am happy to help you diagnose the issue in between us

Note: I seem to be uploading to from the windows application

1 <1 ms <1 ms 1 ms House router
2 15 ms 14 ms 9 ms 10.XX Virgin network
3 14 ms 8 ms 8 ms X.virginmedia.net [XX] Virgin network
4 10 ms 11 ms 8 ms X.virginmedia.net [XX] Virgin network
5 8 ms 9 ms 8 ms tele-X.network.virginmedia.net [XX] Virgin network
6 * 7 ms * London exchange
7 14 ms 13 ms 11 ms rbx-g1-a9.fr.eu [] OVH network
8 12 ms * * rbx-s5-6k.fr.eu [] OVH network
9 21 ms 11 ms 11 ms lb1040.pcs.ovh.net [] Destination + OVH network

Note there does not appear to be many latency issues but might plot a route for you

Time log (GMT):

01:52PM - 505.6KB/s
09:29PM - 512.1KB/s
10:29PM - 1.5MB/s