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  Reply # 491663 10-Jul-2011 15:20 Send private message

I was not able to watch a low quality standard def ustream on slingshot. Opened the VPN to Luxembourg and it was a little better. plug into the flatmates xtra connection and it was perfect.




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  Reply # 491691 10-Jul-2011 16:37 Send private message

Yeah, I'm getting max 2MBps internationally on a Friday morning.  I'm cabinetised and my line syncs at 16Mbps.  Friends of mine on orcon were getting 5MBps+ downloading from the same server at the same time.

I've submitted a speed-related ticket via help.slingshot.co.nz; I fully expect them to be unable to resolve it, at which point I will leave and refuse to pay their early disconnection fee.

Amiga500: Yeah, I think I'll try Snap, and switch the VoIP line to WxC.  Inspire.net doesn't do naked DSL and they sponsor Kiwiblog -- and I don't want to buy anything from someone who freely associates themselves with the open sewer that is the Kiwiblog comments section.  I only got told about Slingshot's reputation for slamming after I joined, otherwise I'd have gone somewhere else and would never have ended up in this mess.

Orcon's "best deal ever" would be great if I wanted a physical landline but I haven't had one since January 2005 :-)

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  Reply # 491697 10-Jul-2011 16:49 Send private message

darkcon: I've noticed all the people who were defending slingshots god aweful speeds have stopped posting in this thread, when I originally posted here, I had a ton of people giving me the same old regurgitated crap like "international bandwidth is expensive", which has nothing to do with this topic, 220kbit/sec on a 8mbit/sec line...totally no excuse for that.


My speed is just fine...*cough*1MB/s*cough* international most of the time, even torrents.

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  Reply # 491726 10-Jul-2011 18:55 Send private message

nobz:
darkcon: I've noticed all the people who were defending slingshots god aweful speeds have stopped posting in this thread, when I originally posted here, I had a ton of people giving me the same old regurgitated crap like "international bandwidth is expensive", which has nothing to do with this topic, 220kbit/sec on a 8mbit/sec line...totally no excuse for that.


My speed is just fine...*cough*1MB/s*cough* international most of the time, even torrents.





what town you in? cause in Rotorua no one gets good slingshot speeds 

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  Reply # 491959 11-Jul-2011 11:46 Send private message

[URL=http://www.speedtest.net][IMG]http://www.speedtest.net/result/1379942832.png[/IMG][/URL]
Pathetic

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  Reply # 492088 11-Jul-2011 15:04 Send private message

Just tested with speedtest.net.
http://www.speedtest.net/result/1380083114.png

Seems ok for local connections.

Didn't see where to change the test server for an intl test :(

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  Reply # 492090 11-Jul-2011 15:07 Send private message

Oh forgot to stop my download which was going at around 250KB/sec also, lol.

So I guess that's the sort of current intl speed anyways.

Dam outage yesterday sux0red!
Was unable to connect for several hours.

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  Reply # 492257 11-Jul-2011 23:48 Send private message

darkcon: what town you in? cause in Rotorua no one gets good slingshot speeds?


North Shore, Auckland.

If it's cached, speed usually goes upto 1.8MB/s, without cache and international always maxed at 1MB/s.

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  Reply # 495562 20-Jul-2011 08:28 Send private message

Bandwidth has been choppy lately (Tauranga).  My VOIP calls stink, and they TOTALLY throttle the off hours traffic.  Just after 8am, the traffic speeds triple.

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  Reply # 497110 23-Jul-2011 15:09 Send private message

Off course they throttle off peak traffic. what did you expect? your getting it for free if they didnt throttle it the network would crash.

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  Reply # 497113 23-Jul-2011 15:16 Send private message

worm9100: Off course they throttle off peak traffic. what did you expect? your getting it for free if they didnt throttle it the network would crash.


offpeak works better than most of the day IME.




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Reply # 505187 11-Aug-2011 20:26 Send private message

When i open Safari or Firefox my speeds are so poor it struggles to open the first page.....
Just lately its awful just basic browsing in the evening seems to be a real chore.

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  Reply # 505307 12-Aug-2011 07:40 Send private message

^ thats what I used to get, all my friends have moved from SS to orcon or telstra etc lately

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  Reply # 506370 14-Aug-2011 18:43 Send private message

worm9100: Off course they throttle off peak traffic. what did you expect? your getting it for free if they didnt throttle it the network would crash.


You're not getting it for free.   It's an advertised part of your plan, it's a consideration when you choose between ISPs.  ISPs don't pay anyone per gigabyte of data transferred so your network utilisation does not translate into a direct cost.  If they have idle network capacity, e.g. early in the morning, than using that would not incur any meaningful marginal cost.

Personally, I'd be willing to pay an ISP extra for uncharged offpeak traffic.  Just not quite the $5 for a few nights that snap charge (IIRC).

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  Reply # 513122 28-Aug-2011 17:46 Send private message

I get fine speeds international and national. Haven't had a problem with SS the 4 or 5 months I've been with them.

National:





International:
 

I also use a VPN during the offpeak hours to bypass ALL throttling :) can easily get 400gb+ a month 

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