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I Assume We're Suffering the Dreaded Single Gateway Now

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If things start bogging down, not a bad idea to do an inventory of exactly how many devices are currently running off your connection. With the proliferation of devices using wifi: phones, tablets, TV boxes and even some appliances, it's easy to lose track. Might be more of a load than you expect. Just in my studio: my two phones plus my GF's, her tablet, my laptop, an Android TV box and an old laptop downloading torrents= seven devices running.

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After I switched over to 3BB my internet has been very stable. Where I lived before we could only choose TOT , and that was a terrible experience.

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Haven't been having any problems either. Just the usual "single gateway bogeyman" nonsense. TIT. Reliability and consistency just aren't a given and never have been. By even mentioning the possibility, govt authorities have created a new urban myth. I have had to switch VPN protocols, but I attribute this to service provider activities maybe not even having anything intentional to do with VPN usage.

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Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.


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Having experienced problems in my office in the centre of Pattaya, I've done various speed tests, and all results from within Thailand are fine, but run a test to the UK or USA it is painfully slow rendering some sites timing out. May be a technical problem or ......

TRUE is our provider, and reported this to them to be told the standard gumf that they don't guarantee any speed no matter what the contract says but will pass it on to the technicians.

Hopefully a temporary hitch and no more than that ....

Yes I have True and am experiencing the spinning wheel in the evenings.

They just sent me a flyer for Fibre internet which they ran up my street a few months ago....I don't see the point of getting to the bottleneck any faster!

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Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.

Interesting variant of Occam's Razor.

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Had to take care of some things, so just getting back to this.

I'm with TOT south of Pattaya -- Na Jomtien area

Good to hear that most people are not suffering any chronic slowness, but instead it's probably just crappy TOT service.

Fingers are crossed that the gov't's IT specialists won't be able to actually pull off their gateway plan and will be too proud to hire foreign specialists who could do it.

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TOT does excel at crappy service...or at least they did when I was with them up to around mid 2011...at that time True put cable TV/internet in our moobaan and I switched as did most every one else in my moobaan. Knock on wood (my head), I've been pretty happy ever since. Even during the great floods of late 2011 when I had up to 1.5 meters of water in my moobaan for a month the True cable TV/internet never went down....the folks on TOT ADSL lost their internet day one of the flood water arriving my moobaan as the TOT junction boxes at ground level were flooded/shorted out..

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Speedtests are pointless when it takes 3 seconds till it starts to load i.e. a Thaivisa page or a Youtube video. The internet get worse every day.

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i am on TOT and it sucks complete. I connected a Server in Oslo: Ping 420ms, download speed 0.60Mbps, upload 0.02 Mbps.

That should be illegal in 2016

I would switch if possible

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That should be illegal in 2016

I would switch if possible

What is illegal? I don't use VPN!!! wink.png

On http://www.speedtest.net/ you can change the server who will be connected. That's all. If you don't change the server the speed to a BKK server will be tested.

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That should be illegal in 2016

I would switch if possible

What is illegal? I don't use VPN!!! wink.png

On http://www.speedtest.net/ you can change the server who will be connected. That's all. If you don't change the server the speed to a BKK server will be tested.

Just tried some Oslo server with this speedtest.net.

Dowload 8.18 Mbit/s, Upload 1.19 Mbit/s, ping 302 ms.

Testing again showed 2 Mbit/s upload.

ToT fibre in the sticks (Khon Kaen province).

Quite OK and the ping won't and can't get much better.

See here:

http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5132368650

Test again:

http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5132372359

To me it seems ever more clear that speed depends very much on location within Thailand.

Densely populated with many foreigners or like me out on the village with very few internet users.

Maybe I will complain in some years.

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No problems with 3BB Broadband that I've noticed, but being the original techno-dinosaur anything that works is a bonus to me...

Bob A. Relaxed in Lampang

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The connection to international sites has improved a lot the past few days, before I couldn't even connect to my European Banks.

Hope it lasts ;)

I am with TOT (unfortunately the only choice here except for 3G).

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