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Topic # 139302 4-Feb-2014 07:44 Send private message

Hi there,

Just wondering if my speed is out of the ordinary I get this result consistently..........says I'm slower than 58% of New Zealand
(I live close to the CBD, and am kitted out with Singshot Hardware etc etc)


Speed Test

Thanks


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  Reply # 979870 4-Feb-2014 07:44 Send private message

Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that

- you have reset your modem and router
- your PC (or other PCs in your LAN) is not downloading large files when you are testing - you are not being throttled by your ISP due to going over the monthly cap
- your tests are always done on an ethernet connection to the router - do not use wireless for testing
- you read this topic and follow the instructions there.

Make sure you provide information for other users to help you. If you have not already done it, please EDIT your post and add this now:

- Your ISP and plan
- Type of connection (ADSL, ADSL2, VDSL)
- Your modem DSL stats (do not worry about posting Speedtest, we need sync rate, attenuation and noise margin)
- Your general location (or street)
- If you are rural or urban
- If you know your connection is to an exchange, cabinet or conklin
- If your connection is to a ULL or wholesale service
- If you have done an isolation test as per the link above

Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.

A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

I recommend you read these two blog posts:

- Is your premises phone wiring impacting your broadband performance? (very technical)
- Are you receiving a substandard ULL ADSL2+ connection from your ISP?




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  Reply # 979876 4-Feb-2014 07:50 One person supports this post Send private message

Line stats from modem, Speedtest results add zero value at this point




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  Reply # 980217 4-Feb-2014 16:49 One person supports this post Send private message

Unless there's something funky going on with overloading at your exchange, NZ speedtest results generally just show the speed of your phone line, i.e. nothing to do with your ISP.

Being near the CBD is no guarantee of high speeds either. Those with the highest speeds are typically those out in the suburbs who are close to a cabinet. There are no cabinets in the Auckland CBD so you're probably patched directly to the exchange over quite a long line.

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  Reply # 980223 4-Feb-2014 17:09 Send private message

allio: Unless there's something funky going on with overloading at your exchange, NZ speedtest results generally just show the speed of your phone line, i.e. nothing to do with your ISP.

Being near the CBD is no guarantee of high speeds either. Those with the highest speeds are typically those out in the suburbs who are close to a cabinet. There are no cabinets in the Auckland CBD so you're probably patched directly to the exchange over quite a long line.


exactly this.

if you are indeed on slingshots own gear, no doubt, your gonna be direct to the exchange..

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  Reply # 993150 24-Feb-2014 09:49 Send private message

Im on ADSL (not 2 or 2+) and getting max download speeds of 1.3mbps which im happy with.

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