Sitting at a bus stop, with strong signal, I got nice fast transmission. I got 4163 kb/s download and 1483 kb/s upload. Then I walked home and did the same test on my Slingshot ADSL over Wi-Fi on the same device [with the Zenbu Wi-Fi two metres from the laptop, so signal was fine] giving download 3235 kbps, upload 127 kb/s Hooray for Kordia and RoamAD.
New Zealand ADSL is pathetic. The download was fast [it's not normally so quick]
Tomizone and Fivo SSIDs were missing for some reason in Kordia's Remuera zone yesterday, though they have been on board Kordia's network previously, along with Orcon and KiwiWireless.
At 15c a megabyte, [the 'plan' I chose] Kordia's price isn't too bad either. It's not as cheap as Zenbu's 10c a megabyte, [or free if zone operators offer that, which some do] but it's not bad = metropolitan zones cost more to build than cheap little ADSL Wi-Fi routers and Kordia people are on big salaries.
127 kb/s is hopeless.
BTW, Zenbu now has more accommodation provider points of presence than any other Wi-Fi network in NZ and is third after Telecom and CafeNET in total points of presence. Zenbu is also a finalist in the Open Source awards in Wellington next week. http://www.nzosa.org.nz/news << Open Source Use in Business: Zenbu, Plan HQ, New Zealand Post/Red Hat, Zoomin, Silverstripe >>