In a word – Disappointing.
While I could attain around 93mg download maximum my 7 year old Intel p4 machine CPU would sit at 100% constantly. So the most I could attain was around 55mg downloa
I have a 1.5yr old laptop with a dual core processor, no problem with cpu but speed still fluctuated from 30mg to 93mg Average speed over time being around 65megs. I ran telstras speed test and the little blue ball kept freezing from time to time along the download route. In 3 days I had used up 10G of my data allowance. My son tried out his PS3 on line he only noticed a small improvement.
What of the Docsis3 modems. They allow you to download torrents without the use of a router. But even with popular torrents the most download speed I could ever get was about 1.5mb download per sec. Prior with my 15mb motorolla I could attain downloads of just over 1.1mg per sec. Also the modems are locked down so you can’t configure any settings and now I am back to my regular 15mb download plan I still have some weird audio feedback when I am watching online tv that I never had before with the motorolla.
The only advantage for warpspeed for me was the 10mg upload which was mostly consistant and made a noticeable difference to online backups and remote support.
Now that I have returned to my previous plan of 15mg download speed is back to its smooth consistent state. Telstra let you keep the Docsis3. They won’t let me just have the 10mg upload without the download. My uploads are back to 1.5-2mg.
In summary – a huge waste of money given the fact that you can’t obtain anywhere close to the top speed consistently. And the wild speed fluctuations cause browsing issues.
I wonder if I’d be better with the new VDSL plans from Telecom. While they only allow 50mg download they still have the 10mg upload. I wonder if the speed would be more stable.
Sorry Telstra – thumbs down to you.