Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 
23 posts

Geek


  Reply # 513215 28-Aug-2011 22:03 Send private message

it appears if yer in auck, or close to it, u get decent slingshot service, rest of the country ss give the finger to.

Awesome
3960 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 528

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 513219 28-Aug-2011 22:09 Send private message

darkcon: it appears if yer in auck, or close to it, u get decent slingshot service, rest of the country ss give the finger to.


I had really good service in Wellington this year with them before I moved to Auckland.




Twitter: ajobbins

41 posts

Geek


  Reply # 522691 18-Sep-2011 16:56 Send private message

I just moved to Slingshot today and Wow.. 

I am amazed about the speeds I got with them, Ive had 3 ISP's over the past 2 years and never have I gone pass 18mb  



Slingshots really good, Loving the download speeds

1166 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 228


  Reply # 522702 18-Sep-2011 17:42 Send private message

GammaRayz: I just moved to Slingshot today and Wow.. 

I am amazed about the speeds I got with them, Ive had 3 ISP's over the past 2 years and never have I gone pass 18mb  

http://www.speedtest.net/result/1488654511.png

Slingshots really good, Loving the download speeds 


you must have ultra clean line and live next to a cabinet :P





19506 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1338

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 522712 18-Sep-2011 18:07 Send private message

GammaRayz: I just moved to Slingshot today and Wow.. 

I am amazed about the speeds I got with them, Ive had 3 ISP's over the past 2 years and never have I gone pass 18mb  

http://www.speedtest.net/result/1488654511.png

Slingshots really good, Loving the download speeds 


You're ovbiously on a Slingshot ULL connectiion. They run their DSLAM's with a 6 dBm noise margin, vs the 12 dBm that Chorus use. This results in slightly faster sync speeds but the ability to cope with noise is significantly reduced which can result in reduced stability of the DSL connection.

Speedtest.net results with local traffic have never been an issue - most of those that complain about Slingshot have issues with their international capacity.



23 posts

Geek


  Reply # 539314 30-Oct-2011 17:22 Send private message

Has anyone noticed recently the massive drop in speeds over the last week.

I live in CHCH and my speeds have dropped from 1.8 megabytes/sec to anywhere between 100 - 500 KB/s for browsing and HTTP downloading internationally. 

Is this related to the new $60 unlimited plan? I'm not on it, I'm on the 250GB one...

Regards,

85 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 539385 30-Oct-2011 22:36 Send private message

jarlaxe: Has anyone noticed recently the massive drop in speeds over the last week.

I live in CHCH and my speeds have dropped from 1.8 megabytes/sec to anywhere between 100 - 500 KB/s for browsing and HTTP downloading internationally. 

Is this related to the new $60 unlimited plan? I'm not on it, I'm on the 250GB one...

Regards,


Yes.................

I'm on the 150GB plan. I used to download from http at like 1.8-2.2MB now its 100-350KB/s :(

338 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 10


  Reply # 539457 31-Oct-2011 10:37 Send private message

LiQuidAce:
jarlaxe: Has anyone noticed recently the massive drop in speeds over the last week.

I live in CHCH and my speeds have dropped from 1.8 megabytes/sec to anywhere between 100 - 500 KB/s for browsing and HTTP downloading internationally. 

Is this related to the new $60 unlimited plan? I'm not on it, I'm on the 250GB one...

Regards,


Yes.................

I'm on the 150GB plan. I used to download from http at like 1.8-2.2MB now its 100-350KB/s :(


Same here. (I am on the 250GB plan)

This is just ridiculous ! 

48 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 539496 31-Oct-2011 11:47 Send private message

Hi guys,

We have designed AYCE to use a completely separate bandwidth pool to our limited plans, so this will be unrelated.

If you PM me your phone number I will look up your individual account and see if anything jumps out.

Cheers

Adrian

48 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 539498 31-Oct-2011 11:49 Send private message

Also, 75% of the Exchanges that we have unbundled are outside of Auckland, so we are certainly taking a nationwide approach to our network build - not just focusing on Auckland.

Cheers,

Adrian

338 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 10


  Reply # 539500 31-Oct-2011 11:50 Send private message

AdrianD: Hi guys,

We have designed AYCE to use a completely separate bandwidth pool to our limited plans, so this will be unrelated.

If you PM me your phone number I will look up your individual account and see if anything jumps out.

Cheers

Adrian

I am not complaining about the overall speed which is pretty satisfactory.
I am complaining about the fact that http download sites like rapidshare, fileserve, etc are pure and simply throttled to around 200kB/s regardless of the connection speed and even though I am not on the AYCE plan.

This seems to have started about 1 or 2 weeks ago. (Sadly just after I signed up for a further 12 month...) 

7699 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 286

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 539549 31-Oct-2011 13:18 Send private message

Slingshot apply traffic management to all plans, they even state this on their website. Unlimited uses a different bandwidth pool, but capped plans still have traffic management.

Basically you signed up for the cheapest ISP for large data and you thought un-cached international downloads that Slingshot class as "unattended/filesharing" lowest priorty for traffic management was going to be fast?

I'm afraid that's called "unrealistic expectations". 

338 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 10


  Reply # 539565 31-Oct-2011 13:42 Send private message

Ragnor: Slingshot apply traffic management to all plans, they even state this on their website. Unlimited uses a different bandwidth pool, but capped plans still have traffic management.

Basically you signed up for the cheapest ISP for large data and you thought un-cached international downloads that Slingshot class as "unattended/filesharing" lowest priorty for traffic management was going to be fast?

I'm afraid that's called "unrealistic expectations". 

Well this was the case about 2 weeks ago. I could then download at about 800kB/s... 

1865 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 422

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 539570 31-Oct-2011 13:47 Send private message

gcorgnet: [snip]
I am complaining about the fact that http download sites like rapidshare, fileserve, etc are pure and simply throttled to around 200kB/s regardless of the connection speed and even though I am not on the AYCE plan.

This seems to have started about 1 or 2 weeks ago. (Sadly just after I signed up for a further 12 month...) 


200 Kilobytes/sec could still be about 500GB/month...

remember ISPs pay for total aggregate bandwidth.

Cheers - N



7699 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 286

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 539572 31-Oct-2011 13:52 Send private message

gcorgnet: 
Well this was the case about 2 weeks ago. I could then download at about 800kB/s... 


Slingshot has very cyclical performance, they bring on-stream more international transit...things will look good for awhile and get progressively worse until they are really bad and they have to buy more again.

They purchased additional x international bandwidth this month and won't add more for the the next y months but will add z new customers between now and y.

Because their prices are lower, they undoubtedly have a worse contention ratio on international than other ISP's.

Low price average performance is their business model.

1 | ... | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Moment of Truth?
Created by BarTender, last reply by pctek on 16-Sep-2014 18:06 (197 replies)
Pages... 12 13 14


Mr. Key to extradite Kim Dotcom?
Created by TimA, last reply by dcole13 on 16-Sep-2014 12:38 (110 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Spark DNS Issues - Amazing - Broadband Service Alert
Created by PeteS, last reply by Demeter on 15-Sep-2014 14:13 (307 replies)
Pages... 19 20 21


hp bios update
Created by foxy38, last reply by foxy38 on 14-Sep-2014 19:08 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Linksys EA6700 $98 at Harvey Horman
Created by macuser, last reply by macuser on 16-Sep-2014 15:18 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


2014 Holden SS (V8) or Ford XR6-T (in-line 6 turbo)
Created by joker97, last reply by ilovemusic on 16-Sep-2014 14:34 (71 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Important changes to your Orcon email service ??
Created by old3eyes, last reply by Lias on 16-Sep-2014 17:57 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


Have $10,000, now what?
Created by Unregistered, last reply by mattwnz on 16-Sep-2014 17:04 (46 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.