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  Reply # 569955 17-Jan-2012 15:14 Send private message

Chainsaw: Dear Slingshot,

When I signed up for your broadband several years ago I was told I got unlimited dial-up as well. Cool. I used the dial-up on holiday etc.

I haven't used the dial-up for a while and was preparing a laptop to use it this summer on holiday but couldn't get it to connect. A phone call to Slingshot revealed to me that this small bonus had been taken away without advice to me! I was/am very annoyed. Why was this done? Why was I not told? Surely it can't be a strain on resources at 56k max download? Seems a bad call for customer relations to whip it away without telling me too.

Thanks.

Annoyed.


Really?  That's the first I've heard of this, As far as I was aware it's still works. However you can't have your Broadband connected at the same time.

Have you tested it?

PM me your username ill have a look at radius logs

Thanks
Bevin




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ISP: Slingshot (250gb Rollover) - Better Network
Speed: 37/3 VDSL MSAN (tester)


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  Reply # 569976 17-Jan-2012 15:39 Send private message

Wow, they offered free dialup if you had tolls and homeline with slingshot as well as a backup dialup for all broadband users.

Shocking news if this policy has changed.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 570026 17-Jan-2012 16:42 Send private message

I've never ever had a home line with them, do have tolls with Slingshot though.

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  Reply # 570625 18-Jan-2012 22:13 Send private message

I moved about 2 months back from Telecom to Slingshot. Since ADSL2+ upgrade I've always had excellent speeds Even after moving to Slingshot, it was excellent up until last week. Now, even some NZ sites failed to load completely, browsing is super slow and so is downloading. Spoke to a slingshot tech rep this evening, did some test tracert, ping etc and at the end he told me to log a ticket on the website and try different modem!!  Check the before speeds, if I have got these high speeds earlier, it means my modem etc is ok and something else is going on!!!

Before



After

 






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  Reply # 570629 18-Jan-2012 22:21 Send private message

Hi stitch - I agree - something definitely seems wrong here - can you please email me directly? [email protected]





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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 571372 20-Jan-2012 17:38 Send private message

After spending hours on the phone doing troubleshooting, getting stats etc, Chrous technician turned up unannounced at my place, had to rush from work as i wanted to get this sorted, he said everything is OK outside and at the cabinet, he wants to check the speeds at the modem. When i reached, he was on a call and said he has just discovered PPP authentication error which is causing frequent disconnections and possibly the speed issues. He changed the port and went away saying it will take 2 hours for the broadband to work again. Broadband is back since the last 45 minutes or so, speed is still same, upload sync and actual has gone down, earlier I was getting over 1MB upload now getting only .5 and modem syncing at lower upload and I can also see some errors on modem stats which I never noticed before, can someone tell me what these errors mean??

Downstream Upstream
22607 Kbps 761 Kbps

Super Frame Errors 4 5


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  Reply # 571377 20-Jan-2012 18:03 Send private message

Hi stitch. We sent you a txt message and email yesterday at 11.33am notifying you of the chorus technician coming onsite today - did you not receive these?
 
I'll pass your feedback onto Joe, who has been helping with your connection. Did you receive the replacement modem we sent you? Have you tested it?

Thanks
Scott 




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  Reply # 571379 20-Jan-2012 18:06 Send private message

I received the modem(in use) and the text, after receiving the text at work I sent a PM to Joe asking him if the technician will turn up to my place and he said he won't come without making a time. I just spoke to someone at Slingshot who said technician will come back but don't know when and my internet is disconnecting frequently still, I might be without internet this weekend:(

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  Reply # 571570 21-Jan-2012 10:23 Send private message

stitch: I received the modem(in use) and the text, after receiving the text at work I sent a PM to Joe asking him if the technician will turn up to my place and he said he won't come without making a time. I just spoke to someone at Slingshot who said technician will come back but don't know when and my internet is disconnecting frequently still, I might be without internet this weekend:(


I know this is a Slingshot thread, but post some modem stats so we can see what's going.
Never know someone might be able to help. 




Now on Slingshot Better Network and it's better.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 571605 21-Jan-2012 13:08 Send private message

Here are the modem stats, I can also paste the results of tests done on the phone with Slingshot, ping results and tracert etc if that would help but it's going to make a very long post


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  Reply # 571699 21-Jan-2012 17:36 Send private message

You tried a different PC, almost looks like someone's installed some software that's rate limiting you

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  Reply # 571701 21-Jan-2012 17:39 Send private message

Very good line rates its almost like your too close, Looks like it might just be a profile error although I would have thought thats the first thing they would check....




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Speed: 37/3 VDSL MSAN (tester)


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  Reply # 571720 21-Jan-2012 18:54 Send private message

Yeah tried a different PC and I'm about 200m from the cabinet, distance to exchange doesn't matter as per Chorus as my cabinet is connected via Fibre to the exchange. Something is definitely going on as just few hours back I got around 27Mb/s on the speedtest, lot more than the Line sync rate,will post the test screenshot here when I'm back on my PC.

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  Reply # 571721 21-Jan-2012 18:56 Send private message

stitch: Yeah tried a different PC and I'm about 200m from the cabinet, distance to exchange doesn't matter as per Chorus as my cabinet is connected via Fibre to the exchange. Something is definitely going on as just few hours back I got around 27MB/s on the speedtest, lot more than the Line sync rate,will post the test screenshot here when I'm back on my PC.

That would be megabits (Mb/s) not megabytes (MB/s) and I didn't know ADSL2+ could even do those kinds of speeds.

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  Reply # 571722 21-Jan-2012 19:07 Send private message

Yeah that's what I mean Mb/s.  Yeah even I was surprised, look at my results today, connection still dropping though, Note the time in the results













 

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