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Windows 7: Black Friday Internet Service

29 Nov 2013   #1
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
Black Friday Internet Service

OK, we know how everyone is out looking for those Black Friday deals. So.... has everybody's Internet Service been affected by severe slowdowns???

At exactly Midnight (EDT)here (Hampton VA, USA), my internet service went wonkers and it is now nearly impossible to get anywhere without out lost connections, time-outs, of just plain ole slow service.

Anyone else seeing this?
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29 Nov 2013   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

My Comcast never shows any sign of slowness. It's very reliable no matter the time of day, etc. A Guy
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29 Nov 2013   #3
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
My Comcast never shows any sign of slowness. It's very reliable no matter the time of day, etc. A Guy
For some odd reason Cox cable here went off line at exactly midnight

Seemed kind of suspicious since switching to my Verizon's phone's tethering service worked like a champ without any issues. Seemed to me Cox was trying to keep sales local instead of letting people shop on-line by disrupting the service. Well, that's my conspiracy theory for the year.

Anyway it was just strange the timing, especially when you consider most on-line retailers started their Black Friday sales at midnight. I'm sure it had to be pure coincidence

Anyway it's back up to normal now so...
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01 Dec 2013   #4
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit Technical Preview
 
 

Yea my internet seems to slow or go down sometimes at midnight, using at&t services here. Don't know if it has anything to do with that since I been having that issue for two weeks but happens every so often on my end.
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01 Dec 2013   #5
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Speaking of slow, Here's mine.....


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01 Dec 2013   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
...most on-line retailers started their Black Friday sales at midnight...
But wouldn't different retailers use different timezones?
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02 Dec 2013   #7
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

No slow downs, I did buy something online on black Friday but it ironically wasn't on sale.
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02 Dec 2013   #8
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
My Comcast never shows any sign of slowness. It's very reliable no matter the time of day, etc. A Guy
For some odd reason Cox cable here went off line at exactly midnight

Seemed kind of suspicious since switching to my Verizon's phone's tethering service worked like a champ without any issues. Seemed to me Cox was trying to keep sales local instead of letting people shop on-line by disrupting the service. Well, that's my conspiracy theory for the year.

Anyway it was just strange the timing, especially when you consider most on-line retailers started their Black Friday sales at midnight. I'm sure it had to be pure coincidence

Anyway it's back up to normal now so...

I have Cox Cable i didn't notice a thing and we are behind you time wise

when internet slows down that's when people are on the most peak time and it being Black Friday Midnight that probably was just it
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02 Dec 2013   #9
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 8 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
My Comcast never shows any sign of slowness. It's very reliable no matter the time of day, etc. A Guy
same here
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02 Dec 2013   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I never noticed anything unusual. But I was not on at midnight.
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