NZCrusader: Not happy either.
On AYCE and its slow. So slow that I cant even get a sixth of the speed I used to on this plan.
Whats worse is the price was hiked by $10 and I see no improvement.
^ This is not good enough.
I could tolerate it when it was dipping to around 1.5 Mbps, but 0.3 Mbps is just plain crap.
DSL Status: Showtime
DSL Modulation Mode: G.DMT
Downstream Rate: 8128 Kbps
Upstream Rate: 576 Kbps
Downstream Noise Margin: 15.1db
Upstream Noise Margin: 12.0db
Downstream Line Attenuation: 17.5
Upstream Line Attenuation: 9.0
Downstream Transmit Power: 19.7
Upstream Transmit Power: 11.9
7am. I am able to get around 6.4 Mbps easy.
Come this time of the day (9pm at night - and earlier) cant watch you tube, even trying to buffer a dam audio stream doesn't work.
I had been pretty happy with slingshot, AYCE was working best when it was $80 back a few months, but since then its turned to crap.
I am not sure if slingshot have failed in their promise to scale the bandwidth in accordance to the number of users, but I cant justify why the speed should be this low, when we used to get 4 Mbps+ all day , every day......
I hope slingshot can sort AYCE out, because too much more and Orcons new plan might be worth considering.
What have you got running at the same time as that speed test? As you know, torrents will sap your bandwidth and affect results of speed tests, browsing and streaming, especially during peak times.
PM me your account number and I'll take a look into this for you.