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Topic # 113360 14-Jan-2013 23:00 Send private message

how do those on this plan find it? would you recommend signing up onto this plan! or do you regret it.

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  Reply # 745036 15-Jan-2013 12:58 Send private message

I started on Orcon Unlimited last month, coming from Slingshot Unlimited. Definately a downgrade, peak congestion is much worse than Slingshot, and video streaming, even off-peak is pretty poor. I suspect this is because Slingshot has more extensive caching.

If I wasn't under contract, I think I would switch back to Slingshot even though it is $10 more and without unlimited national calling.

I have a stable connection with approx 16meg sync and a single jackpoint, so definately not a line issue in my case. Also based in Riccarton, Christchurch and yes I did experience last nights issues.

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  Reply # 745080 15-Jan-2013 13:50 Send private message

nickb800: I started on Orcon Unlimited last month, coming from Slingshot Unlimited. Definately a downgrade, peak congestion is much worse than Slingshot, and video streaming, even off-peak is pretty poor. I suspect this is because Slingshot has more extensive caching.

If I wasn't under contract, I think I would switch back to Slingshot even though it is $10 more and without unlimited national calling.

I have a stable connection with approx 16meg sync and a single jackpoint, so definately not a line issue in my case. Also based in Riccarton, Christchurch and yes I did experience last nights issues.



Also quite keen to see speed results on this plan.


Nick if you have time, could you please show some speed tests (Namely Auckland, Sydney & LA in the US) ?

Are you able to stream you tube @ 1080 without pause ?
What download speeds do you often see ?
What pings do you get to game servers in AU  ?   (If you play FPS games on AU servers)


Thanks in advance.


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  Reply # 745100 15-Jan-2013 14:04 Send private message

NZCrusader:
nickb800: I started on Orcon Unlimited last month, coming from Slingshot Unlimited. Definately a downgrade, peak congestion is much worse than Slingshot, and video streaming, even off-peak is pretty poor. I suspect this is because Slingshot has more extensive caching.

If I wasn't under contract, I think I would switch back to Slingshot even though it is $10 more and without unlimited national calling.

I have a stable connection with approx 16meg sync and a single jackpoint, so definately not a line issue in my case. Also based in Riccarton, Christchurch and yes I did experience last nights issues.



Also quite keen to see speed results on this plan.


Nick if you have time, could you please show some speed tests (Namely Auckland, Sydney & LA in the US) ?

Are you able to stream you tube @ 1080 without pause ?
What download speeds do you often see ?
What pings do you get to game servers in AU  ?   (If you play FPS games on AU servers)


Thanks in advance.


-Crusader

Just tried 'Call me maybe' 1080p, streamed fine, although it is most likely cached. Will give it a shot tonight but doubtful that it would work in peak time.

(remembering that my sync rate is ~16meg, and countless threads here about the inaccuracy of speedtests)

Auckland Speedtest ~13meg
Sydney speedtest ~12meg
LA speedtest ~6meg

Worth noting that the speeds vary a lot, for instance the time series graph on the speedtest bounces up and down during the test

I don't play FPS online, though if you give me an IP address i can do a ping test in peak time tonight for you

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  Reply # 745103 15-Jan-2013 14:08 Send private message

Being "speed" I supposed these numbers are megabits per second, not megabytes per second?





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  Reply # 745116 15-Jan-2013 14:28 Send private message


Worth noting that the speeds vary a lot, for instance the time series graph on the speedtest bounces up and down during the test


Welcome to how TCP works.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=TCP+Saw+Tooth

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  Reply # 745117 15-Jan-2013 14:33 Send private message

Sounddude:

Worth noting that the speeds vary a lot, for instance the time series graph on the speedtest bounces up and down during the test


Welcome to how TCP works.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=TCP+Saw+Tooth


Sure, but i haven't seen it quite that pronounced on a speedtest with other ISPs. IIRC the TCP saw tooth effect has a longer period than the time for a typical speedtest

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  Reply # 745124 15-Jan-2013 14:37 Send private message

freitasm: Being "speed" I supposed these numbers are megabits per second, not megabytes per second?




Correct. Given that we are talking about DSL, it could not be megabytes with those sorts of values

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  Reply # 745315 15-Jan-2013 20:37 Send private message

nickb800:

I don't play FPS online, though if you give me an IP address i can do a ping test in peak time tonight for you



69.174.220.23  please.   (Planetside 2 AU server :) )

Also if you are able to post the pings that speedtest.net show to NZ/AU/US West servers that would be great too.


Cheers.




P.S.  This helps more than you know. Looking at moving into Riccarton side of Chch so cheers again.




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  Reply # 745325 15-Jan-2013 21:18 Send private message

NZCrusader:
nickb800:

I don't play FPS online, though if you give me an IP address i can do a ping test in peak time tonight for you



69.174.220.23  please.   (Planetside 2 AU server :) )

Also if you are able to post the pings that speedtest.net show to NZ/AU/US West servers that would be great too.
Cheers.

P.S.  This helps more than you know. Looking at moving into Riccarton side of Chch so cheers again.


Surprise - 1080p youtube streams fine right now, although it could be considered past peak time.

To your IP address above - 63ms ping

44ms to Auckland
61ms to Sydney
205ms to LA

I should note that these tests are over wifi, but the current transmit rate is over 100Mb with no other wireless clients so no congestion and running at 5Ghz so should have minimal interference. So shouldn't influence throughput, although may have a minute impact on latency 

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  Reply # 745624 16-Jan-2013 11:57 Send private message

Ping to LA is a bit disappointing on Orcon. However most of my games are to AU, so should be no problem.



Thanks for the help.

Much appreciated.




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