December 21, 2007

NUS Proxy Guilty of Capping Speeds

Okay, so after running a few of my diagnostic tests I've found a few things out. If you set your proxy to (as suggested earlier), your speeds will be capped, regardless of location (even if you're ON CAMPUS). I've been using FlashGet to verify my claims.

Therefore for maximum speeds, you need to configure your proxy to Direct Access (for now).

What I'm yet to figure out is that the Direct Access can't be quite direct - due to tunneling, and therefore need to figure out the proxy that they're using.

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated!

Till then if you still need an NUS IP for accessing the internet, will work albeit @ a speed of 128KB/s

December 16, 2007

NUS Capping Speeds?

As mentioned earlier, my computer is set up to access the internet via NUS' proxy, regardless of where I am, to ensure I have an encrypted connection to the internet. However of late, (in the last few days) I've realised that my speeds (browsing, downloading, etc) have decreased and seem to be capped at around 1Mbps (128 KBit/s).

I'm not sure if this is a temporary issue or is permanent, or whether it has to do with my connection, or only certain parts are rate limited (i.e. is LAN access still at full speed?)

Either way it's annoying and bad news for me and those who wish to use NUS' internet.

Can anyone else staying off campus double check this for me?