SL kills my internet connection, how is this even possible?

Fionalein

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So for a while now I ocassionally experienced a funny question but this month it became persistant:

Whenever I log into SL during daytime my latency increases by 2 to 30 seconds (yes not miliseconds - freaking seconds) It does not only affect my SL experience - it affects everything. Basically this does make SL unusable to me during daytime. It does not matter what viewer I use - as soon as I log in my latency skyrockets. I tried different accounts, different viewers and different 3rd party DNS services - to no avail, once I am affected it stays down until some hours have passed.

The curious bit is: Why only during daytime?
 

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So for a while now I ocassionally experienced a funny question but this month it became persistant:

Whenever I log into SL during daytime my latency increases by 2 to 30 seconds (yes not miliseconds - freaking seconds) It does not only affect my SL experience - it affects everything. Basically this does make SL unusable to me during daytime. It does not matter what viewer I use - as soon as I log in my latency skyrockets. I tried different accounts, different viewers and different 3rd party DNS services - to no avail, once I am affected it stays down until some hours have passed.

The curious bit is: Why only during daytime?
Do you live in UK? If yes, our speed had been drastically lowered since the beginning of the year and thus far never returned to normal. I assume it is worse throughout the day
 

Fionalein

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Do you live in UK? If yes, our speed had been drastically lowered since the beginning of the year and thus far never returned to normal. I assume it is worse throughout the day
Germany, but yeah I suspect something along that line too.
 

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Do you live in UK? If yes, our speed had been drastically lowered since the beginning of the year and thus far never returned to normal. I assume it is worse throughout the day
I get the occasional day when things are crappy but most of the time my 200Mbps connection is getting 200Mbps plus.
 

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Make sure your draw distance didn't get bumped up higher than usual?
 

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Do you live in UK? If yes, our speed had been drastically lowered since the beginning of the year and thus far never returned to normal. I assume it is worse throughout the day
Thats interesting. I'm in the UK, and while I haven't noticed latency issues to anywhere near the degree that Fionalein has been experiencing, I've noticed over the past few weeks that textures are taking way longer than usual to load, and staying grey for much longer. My internet speed is no worse than it ever is, so I just figured it was something to do with SL moving to the cloud. It certainly hasn't been all year though, just the past 3 weeks or so.
 

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So for a while now I ocassionally experienced a funny question but this month it became persistant:

Whenever I log into SL during daytime my latency increases by 2 to 30 seconds (yes not miliseconds - freaking seconds) It does not only affect my SL experience - it affects everything. Basically this does make SL unusable to me during daytime. It does not matter what viewer I use - as soon as I log in my latency skyrockets. I tried different accounts, different viewers and different 3rd party DNS services - to no avail, once I am affected it stays down until some hours have passed.

The curious bit is: Why only during daytime?
Whenever I TP into a new sim, SL absolutely maxes out my (sadly not improvable..) 10mbit line. Completely. The HTTP model and texture downloads are not throttled, so it just completely slams my connection for minutes when going to something like events, because everybody and their dog decides to stuff a buhzillion textures into stuff.

Yay. Aren't you glad some people are still dependant metered connections?
 

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That used to happen to me, then it mysteriously stopped. Sometimes, rebooting my modem and router worked (it never affected my husband playing Playstation though!), sometimes nothing helped and then it just stopped.
 

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Thats interesting. I'm in the UK, and while I haven't noticed latency issues to anywhere near the degree that Fionalein has been experiencing, I've noticed over the past few weeks that textures are taking way longer than usual to load, and staying grey for much longer. My internet speed is no worse than it ever is, so I just figured it was something to do with SL moving to the cloud. It certainly hasn't been all year though, just the past 3 weeks or so.
I am envious! Our Glasgow and Brighton ones suck :( .