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  Reply # 422372 29-Dec-2010 13:41 Send private message

Yes, I can confirm a increase in speeds. Torrents are up to a whopping 1.0MB/s, compared to about 30kb/s I was having beforehand. However some torrents still like to go around 30kb/sec. Most times, downloads hover round 100kb/s. But still better then before. Upload speed is still as crappy as hell.

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  Reply # 422375 29-Dec-2010 13:49 Send private message

Was that 1MB/s coming from the cache or other real peers?




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  Reply # 422381 29-Dec-2010 14:10 Send private message

richms: Was that 1MB/s coming from the cache or other real peers?


I just downloaded the latest Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit torrent, and it was anywhere between 1.0MB/s - 1.7MB/s.
All coming from real peers.

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  Reply # 422433 29-Dec-2010 18:34 Send private message

richms: Was that 1MB/s coming from the cache or other real peers?


I'm assuming, if it was from the cache, it would have the cache address listed as a peer. Since there were no other Callplus/Slingshot IP Addresses in the peers list, I'd say it was from peers.

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  Reply # 428642 18-Jan-2011 22:53 Send private message

How do you cache a torrent ?

My speed varies from 20 kbps up to 400kbps .........which is POOR because i'm paying for a FULL/128 plan (full speed dload, 128 upload).

I used to be able to watch streams from atdhe.net at night now it's lags badly , like i mean BADLY.

How are you guys getting faster speeds when i'm getting a slower one ?

Customer prefrence? im only paying 35 bucks per month (15gb)        u guys pay 80 ish ? 

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  Reply # 428647 18-Jan-2011 23:08 Send private message

miamiheatfan: How do you cache a torrent ?



You don't.
Slingshot caches popular torrents on their servers (cache farms), therefore you will get reasonably fast speeds on some torrents that are cached by slingshot.

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  Reply # 428649 18-Jan-2011 23:13 Send private message

dontpanic42:
miamiheatfan: How do you cache a torrent ?



You don't.
Slingshot caches popular torrents on their servers (cache farms), therefore you will get reasonably fast speeds on some torrents that are cached by slingshot.


Like what kind ?? tv shows ? games  ?  

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  Reply # 428665 19-Jan-2011 01:29 Send private message

miamiheatfan:
dontpanic42:
miamiheatfan: How do you cache a torrent ?



You don't.
Slingshot caches popular torrents on their servers (cache farms), therefore you will get reasonably fast speeds on some torrents that are cached by slingshot.


Like what kind ?? tv shows ? games ?? ?


They block your ability to connect to other peers and updating the tracker, and then connect as a peer with 99.x% of the file.

Only ever seen it work on public torrents, I dont know if they are seeing the peer connections or acting on the blocked tracker updates, but its really annoying when it will not connect and you are seeing a pathetic 30kB/s from the peer connections it has not killed off.




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  Reply # 429686 21-Jan-2011 22:00 Send private message

Yeah I have noticed my speeds decrease again whihc is a shame. Not as bad as it was on off peak. On peak is still better than it was though... or maybe I've just got used to slower speeds...

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  Reply # 429688 21-Jan-2011 22:01 Send private message

Some evenings it performs great, others its a total dog. No reason to it, Im doing the same stuff every evening.




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  Reply # 430564 24-Jan-2011 13:39 Send private message

Northland:
scuwp: Ever since joining Geekzone I have read virtually nothing but bad things about Slingshot. It amazes me they still have any business but I guess they have enough satisfied customers to keep the $$$ rolling in.

People seem to like bashing Telecom just because they are Telecom. But personally I have had nothing but reliable service from them. The grass in not always greener.

Given what I have read I wouldn't expect much of a resolution, other than changing ISP's.





Indeed i said the same thing a week later after signing up with slingshot from telecom
altho they are more costly CUSTOMER SERVICE from telecom is outstanding
compared to the *&$*# from slingshot.. speeds with them were of course faster as well

cant complain too much anymore they're cheaper which is way i moved
but there is there 'other' company that are cheaper than both these for homeline and broadband
which I am dying to sign up with hopefully next year!

p.s cheap is not best in this case! (;


Cheap is never the best, but cheap isn't a license to treat customers badly - they do.

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  Reply # 430565 24-Jan-2011 13:40 Send private message

dalboy: I didn't know how appalling the Slingshot speeds are until I talked to a?neighbor?and seen he was downloading at over 9000 kbs on Telecom , I can only manage 220 average and have seen a maximum of 310. I emailed and after no reply after a couple of weeks rang and finally got through after waiting 23 minutes. He said to do an insulation test because I should achieve more. I had to disconnect all my equipment so he could test the line. He said he couldn't ring my mobile as he was only a trainee and I had to ring back on my Mobile.?No answer after 15 minutes I was ready to explode.?When I finally got through on another day I got that guy from Egypt or somewhere and he told me the speeds I seen at my end were incorrect and from his end they could do no better. The fault must be at my end. This is full speed and I live 600 metres from the only exchange in town. Skype and Youtube are dubious at best.

DG?

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Telecom is starting to look pretty good to me! Skype barely works, Youtube is a joke. Starcraft 2 is even dropping me from a lot of games now - NEVER happened with Vodafone...

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  Reply # 430566 24-Jan-2011 13:40 Send private message

Handsomedan: I've been with Slingshot for years and to be honest, it's always been mediocre.

I stay because I am not a heavy user of broadband and it's fine the way it is for me.


Ah but have you ever had to call support??

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  Reply # 430570 24-Jan-2011 13:45 Send private message

I can honestly say I don't have any issues with them. Skyping in 720p works nicely, YouTube is fast (they do have a cache after all), I can get around 10GB of data moved each night during the free off peak period (great for backups) and all my dealings with customer service (only a couple) have been fast and pleasant. I moved from Telecom and find the performance to be much the same, I just get more for my money now!




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  Reply # 430585 24-Jan-2011 14:08 Send private message

I have banned faceleg because 1) he's not contributing and 2) he's link dropping.

Evidence of this link drop is that he's been posting the same in other New Zealand forums.





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